Dress Codes In The 1920's

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Today in the United States, we honor our country for being “the land of the free,” but does everyone in the U.S. feel like they actually live in “the land of the free?” Compared to our past we have improved our prejudice mindset, but not nearly enough. The 19th amendment, allowing women to vote, leads us to believe women are equivalent to men. Students in history classes today, learn about how women gained equal rights as men in the 1920’s, but women are nowhere near close to being considered equivalent to the male gender. Feminist movements have exposed to the country how unfair women and young girls are treated. Sexist dress codes, shaming young girls for our country’s high teen pregnancy rate, sexual harassment, domestic violence are just a few ways how women are treated unjustly in our society. Dress Codes Dress codes in school systems are one of the largest one-sided and unjust issues in today’s society. Maureen Downey explains how “schools waste a lot of time enforcing dress codes, most of which focus on preventing young girls from distracting young boys” (2014. para 1). It is beyond unfair that girls are forbidden from wearing certain clothing articles to ensure that the immature boys next to them focus on their work instead of…show more content…
2014). Relating back to the issues dealing with school dress codes, women in today’s society are influenced to believe that they are responsible for stopping the males gawking at them. Many rapists approach their cases by blaming the victim. The phrases “she was dressed sexy and I got an urge”, “she invited me in” and “she visited me in my house” are heard quite often in court during these cases (Sergeevna. 2012). The fact that men are accusing women of asking for rape in downright immoral. Females should not be hesitant to go out with friends or question wearing a new outfit because it might give males a reason to sexually assault

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