1920s Fashion The 1920’s was a dynamic influence on men’s and women’s fashion. Moreso the impact woman had on society and how their influence manipulated the fashion of the 1920s. Jazz,World War I, prohibition, the 19th Amendment are just some of the factors that contributed to the dramatic shift in the culture that we still admire today. During this time ‘the fashion landscape shifted like tectonic plates” (“retro”), everyone wanted to be in style and have the newest and glamorous clothes. Designer brands and unique hairstyles is still a lifestyle that we still see in today 's society and is growing.
1920’s Fashion. This period can be defined as a time of cultural change and fresh beginnings. A time often referred to as the age of glitz and glamour. This all came about because American women were given the right to vote. Along with this privilege, a new sense of freedom, rights of feminism and self-expression flourished.
A reputable study into gender segregation in a Female dominated occupation was run by K Snyder and A Green in 2008. (7). They found that even in a female dominated occupation such as nursing, men still tended to find the most “masculine” sectors and specialize in these rather than in sectors that could be interpreted as “feminine”. These sectors included the more physical, less emotional areas of nursing. With this study we can see that even though boundaries of female and male dominates occupations have been broken, that it is natural for us as humans to lean towards more masculine/feminine sectors within the workplace depending on what we identify ourselves as.
LITERATURE VIEW In today’s world, it cannot be denied that patriarchy, political, social and traditional power of male over other genders, is faced inevitably (Goldberg, 1993) Sexism is one of the most common problematic issues in today’s society that shapes people behavior on gender and usually it is seen as hostile behavior against women. However, its one side of which people are unaware is missed: positive-thought part of sexism (Glick and Fiske, 1996). Benevolent sexism and hostile sexism are subdivisions of ambivalent sexism. Benevolent sexism refers to sexist ideas, behaviors thought for the benefit of females. On the contrary, hostile sexism is having negative, unfavorable notions and behave accordingly against women (Glick and Fiske,
Besides, Tannen moves from the initial premise that boys and girls grow up in two distinct cultures, which is a disputed fact, to the questionable claim that problems with communication between adult males and females are equivalent to other types of cross-cultural miscommunication. With this view, her final conclusion that the issue of miscommunication between men and women emerges from our lack of familiarity with gender specific styles of communication is founded on biased, fictional information. The anecdotal nature of most of the material that Deborah Tannen uses is another area of weakness for her work. She uses her personal stories and individually conducted experiments to make sweeping generalizations. For instance, that women talk too much, women build relations, and that men do not overlap, or interrupt, while communicating and are good at the written English.
In 2018, berets are making their way back into fashion. Dresses and skirts with fringe were quite popular in the Roaring 20 's. Fringe is making a comeback on dresses, skirts, and even purses. In addition to fringe, sequins were also popular and are also very popular today. Layered clothing is a current trend today, as it was in the 1920’s.
Stereotypes are widely accepted pieces of judgment about a person or group but can be very biased, even though they aren’t always accurate especially when it's about being given a gender a role in today’s society. While there are some differences between Fences and other stories read are quite obvious, the similarities between the plays Fences and Trifles are the harsh gender roles given to women and they deserve to be spoken deeper about. Although gender roles today are better than it was ten or more years ago, looking at Trifles’ text pieces one can reflect and say women not so long ago had it hard too, possibly more than in today’s time. In Trifles, Mrs.Peters (Sheriff’s wife) and Mrs.Hale were neglected by the County Attorney, he would
Gender roles are a social construct that cultures depend on in order to differentiate between males and females in society. Females are more obviously negatively affected by these gender roles. Susan Bordo examines how these roles have an effect on notions of control as well as mental disorders such as Hysteria, Agoraphobia, and Anorexia. Bordo states that a person’s body works as a ‘medium of culture’ in that “the bodies of disordered women offer themselves as an aggressively graphic text for the interpreter” (Bordo 2017: 80). These women show with their bodies, sometimes unconsciously, what words cannot.
Subtle sexism is the unconscious sexism in our society that tends to be passive, in that it is so entrenched in society it is considered ordinary. Swim et al. (2004) define subtle sexism as representing “unequal and unfair treatment of women that is not recognized by many people because it is perceived to be normative, and therefore does not appear unusual” (p. 117). It is often through language that subtle sexism appears. When people state “he” did something instead of “he or she” or “one”, when the statement is meant for all genders, they are using gendered language that is exclusive to women.
In the essay, “Women Talk Too Much” Janet Holmes argues that while popular notion and worldwide proverbs would suggest that women talk more than men, her evidence leads to an opposite conclusion. However, her ultimate conclusion is that the question cannot be answered with a definitive answer, but instead with “it depends.” In the essay, “Sex Differences” Ronald Macaulay claims that the notion that there are considerable differences in the manner and frequency with which men and women talk is nonsense and that one way that this idea has been perpetuated is through works from more sexist ages. Macaulay states that the difference between men’ and women’s speech patterns is so minuscule that it should not be considered worthy enough evidence