The Plight Of Women In The 1920S Essay

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Margaret Sanger once said, “Women must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” A controversial figure in the 1920s, Margaret Sanger, had experienced many difficulties throughout her life that formed her revolutionary way of thinking. Very steadfast in her beliefs, Sanger continued giving lectures, writing articles, and organizing international conferences despite the antagonism she received from the church, organized medicine, and the press (Leinwald 185). Margaret Sanger was an influential and unrelenting force in the birth control movement, regardless of whether it was positive or negative, and her example, although a very extreme one, conveys the building resentment of women towards the problems of their times. Although the women of our present-day culture seem to possess more freedom to express themselves and make their own decisions, the problems that they encounter have not become any less complex, owing to the fast paced world of today. Balancing a high-power, taxing job that demands eight hours a day with a persistently ringing cell phone and children to look after is undeniably no small feat. Despite that, many women seem to excel in this balancing act and prove to be just as driven and successful as men. Thus, although the circumstances in the present day and in the 1920s differ, it appears to be consistent that women are capable of transcending the problems of their times regardless of what they must overcome. In this, the women of the Flapper generation and the present-day culture reflect women empowerment in their response to the problems of their times and given roles in society. The events that occurred before the 1920s gave way to the birth of the “New Woman”. When World War I ended in 1919, it left tremendous
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