Flappers Of The 1920s Research Paper

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The loosening of limits on women was one of the most important legacies of the 1920's. In both America and certain countries of Europe women were voting for the first time. They were also getting better jobs. Young women were wearing dresses and shamefully tight bathing suits that showed leg skin from knee on down. Talking about Freud and sex were signs of hip ness. While showing feminine flesh flappers also sported genderless look, cutting their hairs like boys (bobbed hair) but adding a feminine touch through roughness. Contemporary historian Preston W. Slosson drew a more controlled picture: Thus the flapper of the 1920's stepped onto the stage of history, breezy, slangy and informal in manner; slim and boyish in form; covered with silk
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