women in the 1920s

women in the 1920s

Maybe how did the attitudes and thinking of a woman's place in society change and evolve with the ratification of the 19th amendment?

Here are some interesting things that happened with women in the 1920's

In 1920 , the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving women the right to vote.

In 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is first introduced to Congress. It states, “Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.”

In 1925 in Wyoming, Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman elected as a governor in the United States.

In 1928 women compete for the first time in Olympic field events.

Fashion changed a lot, Most importantly, the corset was discarded! For the first time in centuries, women's legs were seen. A more masculine look became popular, including flattened breasts and hips, and bobbed hair. The "flapper" style was in.

Women were much more free in their thinking and in their actions these actions and attitudes were more widely accepted by the general public than ever before. Gone was the repression etc of other times. They smoked they drank they went out they didn't stay in and wait by the door for their husbands like in the previous decades. (compare to the repression of the Victorian woman)

Margaret Sangers begins to promote birth control.
Women begin to record music and write books.
Amelia Earhart takes flight.
Women become doctors, mayors, lawyer, judges, governors for the first time ever.
Margaret Mead, Dorothy Arzner, The Carter Family, Bertha K. Landes, Bessie Smith

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