1920s Women


The Traditional View of Women

  1. Until the 1920s, the traditional view of women was that they were supposed to marry young, begin having children, and then devote the rest of their lives to raising those children and taking care of their families.
  2. Women were not supposed to go out and pursue men.
  3. Women were not supposed to go to college or get a job.
  4. Women were not supposed to go out clubs or bars to socialize.
  5. Women were simply supposed to be the caretakers of their husbands and children.
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Traditional dress for a woman before the 1920s.
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1920s Women

  1. During the 1920s women's lives and traditional views of women changed dramatically.
  2. Young women began to go out and pursue men they were interested in.
  3. They went to school to get educations so that they could pursue careers of their choice.
  4. They dressed differently that traditional women.
  5. They went to bars and night clubs where they smoked, drank, danced, and socialized with their friends and males they were interested in.
  6. These new 1920s women became known as the Flappers.
    1. Flappers - Emancipated young women who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the day.
  7. Still, women faced a double standard during the 1920s.
    1. Double Standard - A set of principles granting greater sexual freedom to men than to women.

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The Flapper, much different than the traditional view of women.
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