Women still faced inequality and discrimination, but in the words of the Virginia Slim’s slogan, which was marketed toward women in the sixties and seventies, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” (Catalano, pg. 76). The simple fact that product marketing, which was not for household products, food, or clothing, was being directed toward women was evidence of a new group of people with purchasing power. Women were no longer sitting idly by as decisions were being made for them. They were out in the working world, the political world, and the commerce world, making things happen and being counted
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s contribution to this cause was monumental to the start of this movement. They, along with plenty of other women and rights activists, fought for equality for women in society. Not having the right to vote made women feel as if their opinions and political views were trivial and not equal to those of men. However, men felt as if women were too emotional, less educated, and were unable to evaluate political issues that did not pertain to a group consisting of mostly stay at home mothers. Obviously, as history has now demonstrated, exactly the opposite is true.
The Roaring Twenties was a prime era for women. Because of the toils of many strong women, ideals were flipped on their head, to America’s benefit. In the late 1800’s, two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, quickly realized that women would not be able to share their political views unless given the right to vote. Because of the fact that women had basically no other societal roles besides housework, they were not respected during this time period.
World War I transformed the country from it’s old traditional ways to a new influential era known as the 1920’s or the “Roaring 20’s”. It changed the way society viewed women, African Americans, and immigrants. The 1920’s also placed a distinctive line between Americans, especially Americans for and against prohibition. By the 1920’s “Flappers” became the new face of women all over the nation.
For example, the author gives the example, “Other women entered new occupations created by the Industrial Revolution, which replaced the work of individual craftspeople with machine manufacturing.” This quote comes to show that because of the war women were given new opportunities to explore. Another example to show how the war changed the lives of women is, “ The civil war, and the absence from home of so many men, brought profound challenges and opportunities to all women.” Which shows that women 's lives changed by the civil war because the men were gone and the women got to fill in their jobs, which was a huge improvement from what they were doing before. Finally, the author shows how the women’s lives changed for the better, after the civil war, because of the absence of men and the independence that the civil war gave them.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1twtYoqJjB2v5b_wC87fSq87fpEdfmHaFGY3VBqJwPLQ/ediThe early 1900s are known as a time in history where there was a massive change in cultural views which had led to rash and progressive changes in women’s rights along with the creation of mass produced apparel and cosmetics. This period however pale in comparison to those radical changes of today's society and it is clear that twenty-first century concepts of women's rights , marriage legislation and various other topics which had once been considered taboo are much more accepted and widely discussed. Throughout the start of the 1900s, the United States had just come out of World War 1, where there had been conscription along with the ratification of the 18th Amendment. This had been one of the first
She seperated herself from what society belived a women should do and created many radical changes for that time period. Many of her fellow friends, characterized as going crazy and too hopeful. But in the years later to come, Jane Addams would redefine what a women can and should do. She once said, “Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled” (JaneAddams). With this, Jane Addams shaped the progressive era by limiting/abolishing the amount of work hours people
I say this because many Americans who were ignored such as women and African-Americans were now in the limelight for the nation to see. With women finally getting the right to vote with the passing of the 19th amendment, the stage was set for Women to have a dominant role in 1920’s culture. Progressive Women during this time, also known as flappers, were distinct from other women as they behaved and dressed in a boldly unconventional manner. These women pushed for and promoted their agenda, which included women’s suffrage, the repeal of prohibition, and the push for having more women in the workforce. Similarly, a number of African-Americans were also emerging from a history subjugation.
Although in modern times opposition to issues such as the wage gap is heavily supported by women, in the 1920s, women were pushing for much more basic rights. One such issue would be women’s suffrage, which was rallied for at events such as the Seneca Falls convention, the first women’s rights convention that was organized in 1848. Conventions and protests such as this one played large roles in the creation and enforcement of policies such as those outlined in the 19th amendment, which granted women with the right to vote after a timeless battle and opened up the future to the attainment of more rights for women. Along with suffrage, other smaller rights were given to women like the right to dress and act in ways that may not have been seen fit in earlier years. During the 1920s, many women decided to cut their hair short into bob cuts.
The new-found freedom changed women’s attitudes to themselves, to men, marriage and to the family. The result of the change was liberating fashion in clothing and hairstyles. Before this, dress and hair were longer and modest. Now, bobbed hair was the rage ‘Hair was first bobbed, then shingled, and then Eton cropped in 1926-7.
One major change was women throughout the 1920s. The most important reason was equal suffrage. For the longest time, women were not allowed to vote because they were not recognized as worthy members of society. Many people, men and women alike, thought this was very unfair. On August 18th, 1920, women were granted their rights through the 19th Amendment.
Being a young woman in America, I consider one of the greatest moments in time to be the years from early 1800s to 1920. This was a period in time where women fought not to just be in this world but to play a major part in its existence. However, to do this, they needed such things as the right to vote, own property, serve a jury, and even speak in public. This moment in time is recorded in our history books as the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America. This paper will take a look into some of the hurdles they had to leap at and important people who made major milestones along the way.
Women’s responsibilities increased especially at work and war. Women, even today are discriminated because of their gender, so there is still no equality between both genders which should stop. Many women worked in the work force. According to an article, “For the first time, women
Since early ages, mothers have always criticized the ways their daughters acted. In the 1920s criticisms were taken a step further by the flappers, who completely revolutionized the view on females. Flappers in the 1920s had an impact on women for the future. Who they were, what they wore, and what their morals were was how their impacts changed the future for all the females. “The term "flapper" originated in the 1920s and refers to the fashion trend for unfastened rubber galoshes that "flapped" when walking, an attribution reinforced by the image of the free-wheeling flapper in popular culture.”
Flappers in the 1920’s, were the party goers of the decade. When women were given the right to vote women thought if men can go out all night, drinking, partying and sleeping with whoever they wanted, women could too. The styles of their clothes and hair changed drastically from the early 1900’s to the 1920’s. The hair of the 1900’s was long locks of Victorian women, but when equal rights were allowed women cut their long hair into a Bobbs. The clothes of the 1900’s were long and elegant, touching the ground, but the same thing happened.