Roles Of Men In The 1920s

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Men were labeled as the authoritative figure in a majority of households in 1920. Men were pressured to work as long and hard as possible during the weekend due to the mother not having a source of income. A father’s responsibility was to make the income. Commonly, the father was usually not present to his family until the late hours of the night during the weekday. Leaving at the brisk of dawn and returning past dinner time, it was a long and strenuous day for men. Men had no limitations, as did women. Men were encouraged to be traditional or modern, in that they were allowed to live in an “obscure” manner. They were allowed to drink, smoke, gamble, and cuss in public- whereas, if women wanted to do so they were shunned.

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