Women During The 1920 ' S Essay

773 Words Mar 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Before the 1920’s, women were “traditional”. They always just smiled and nodded when the man of the family talked. The woman would never disagree. She was here to serve the man of her life, or some may say the ruler of her life. Women never really had a role before the turn of the century. They married, cared for the family, cleaned the house, and did as a man told them to no matter what the man was doing. However, in the 1920’s, women began to step out of the boundaries, cross the line of tradition, and live a little. In the 1920’s, women started wearing their clothes a little shorter and a lot tighter. They began to cut their hair, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, say whatever they wanted even if it was “unladylike”, and in addition, they began to become more sexually active than before (History 2). Women started working in white-collar jobs; in which, they created the washing machine and vacuum cleaner (History 2). Women could even vote due to the 19th amendment. Yet, the feminism did not stop there, but it continued to grow. In fact, feminism continued into the 1960’s. This part “unfolded in the context of the anti-war and civil rights movements and the growing self-consciousness of a variety of minority groups around the world”. In this phase, feminism was mostly about sexuality and reproductive rights; Women were focused on “passing the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing social equality regardless of sex”. The women of the 1960’s began to…

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