Pre-Write Topic: The impact of women on political and social reforms Footprint: American Progressive Era, 1880s – 1920s Setting the Scene: The Progressive Era was a time of extensive reformation across the United States. Outline of your arguments supported by evidence: - Social change: New inventions increased jobs creating independence, altering family life and leading to protests on wage, birth control, and workplace regulations. Inventions: Typewriter, Telephone Switch, Automobile Jobs: Office, Field, Factory (participated in the war) Independence: increased money, more freedom (from dependency and oppression) Family life: divorce increased, family size decreased Birth Control: raising a child require a lot of time, energy, and money –
However, when the 60’s began, the “British invasion” of America was not only causing changes in music, but also in fashion and with it a new role of how women were at that time. Models now were wearing miniskirts showing their slender hips as well as their slimmer legs, such as Warhol’s superstar Edie Sedgwick or the British model Twiggy. Apparently Lesley Lawson (Twiggy’s real name) was the main influence in changing "the standard of beauty" in America (Sheehan, 2004, p. 97) by setting a new
1920s Fashion As a result of World War 2 , the Women 's Rights Movement era started to grow and change politically , socially and economically . Society was reacting to the new world and it mirrored into a new lifestyle not just for everyone but majority for women . Women wanted to express themselves and live how they wanted to .Trend a popular trend especially in styles of dresses and ornament or manners of behavior vogue . 1920’s Fashion brought a new freely , modern lifestyle , which resulted in women abandoning the restricted fashions of previous years . The fashion of the 1920’s has tremendously changed the outlook of how women wanted to be perceived .
Many events influenced this change, but there was a few main events that significantly impacted women’s rights. Women’s suffrage, The Persons Case, and women’s fashion helped change our society and our views on women’s rights . Since World War 1, women’s rights have drastically changed for the better, due to new laws and a revolutionized way of thinking. The women’s suffrage movement gave women the right to vote in federal elections. In 1917, the military voters
Skeptics may wonder: “What is so special about the fact that women are allowed to vote?” I believe that despite all controversial views this event was a huge shift for social change and future breakthrough in this area. For the American feminist movement such impetus was the successful story of the suffrage movement during the First World War, including the adoption of the 19th Amendment. The history of women’s struggle for their rights is very long and sometimes seems endless. “The Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries opened up job opportunities for women, released them from domestic confines and provided them with new social freedoms” (Repetto, 2010, p. 178).These improvements would be a platform for further achievements of women in public, including the
It was also a time of great change in style, music, and ways of transportation. The United States today is also in a time of change, in similar ways as the 1920s, such as we are still developing new things everyday, and people had very strong beliefs about the way the young women were beginning to act and dress. Today, people still have their very strong opinions on any new thing that young people decide to start doing. There aren’t very many things happening today that would be similar to the 1920s, but that just means that there are many more things that are
But look closer, and discover that many more changes came out of the revolution. The way that women were viewed changed drastically after the 10 year civil war. Women gained more respect as they began to voice their opinions more freely. They became not only an important part of the revolution, but an important part of the country for years to come. However the revolution still held devastating effects.
The Victorian period started in the nineteen century. Concurrently, when Queen Victoria was in the throne from 1837 until her death in 1901. As a matter of fact, the Victorian period is known for the changes and significant development from previous centuries. Accordingly, England had a dramatic change to the middle class which gave them more power. Never the less, the lower society, was being utilized for urban developments despite the fact they were unhappy and distressful.
In her article, Selina Todd states that “Domestic service was central to the negotiations over modern social relations that shaped the first half of Britain’s twentieth century” (2009: 203). It was the consequences of World War I that contributed to the beginning of change, and new job opportunities emerged for many servants; however, demand arose again during the inter-war period. By the post-war period, domestic service in Great Britain would not remain as prominent as it once were. Before 1914, the employment of servants was seen as a symbol of respectability and social status. By judging a family from the heritage they had and the number of servants they employed, the Edwardians strengthened the aforementioned pretentious ideal of class.
Narcissism is widely emerging as it has been linked to changes in society. Social norms have become lenient and value for individual freedom has increased which resulted in cultural changes such as an increase in the number of single parents and more opportunities for women and racial minorities (Fukuyama, 1999; Myers, 2000; Seligman, 1990 as cited in Twenge & Foster, 2010). In turn, these larger culture-level changes also affect individuals. In a study, it was found that Americans have embraced more individualistic traits over the past few decades (Twenge & Campbell, 2009). Social media and various technologies were claimed to make people become more self-absorbed and narcissistic which may hinder participating in their communities and having rich