What Is The Role Of Women In The 1920's

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In the 1920’s women were considered nothing more than property of the men. Women were not allowed to have jobs or even have the ability to vote as we do today. During the 1920s women lives had dramatically changed. After the 1st World War, women had a big impact on their lives; women wanted to have a space in society and wanted equality. During this time, women had to take up many responsibilities, in replace of the men who were fighting in war. For example, women had to earn money for the family, which left them no choice but to get a job. With men being gone and nobody to control their lives, women took advantage of their new-found freedom. Fashion became a large influence on women in the 1920’s. This allowed women to become independent and free from the society. During this time, hemlines became shorter, clothing was more revealing, women dressed freely and the sophistication and elegance of the clothing was drifting farther apart. Clothing was made more comfortably and sportswear was also allowed to be worn. Also bobbed haircuts and wearing makeup became an in style phenomenon. Women were no longer treated as possessions, but as equals to men.…show more content…
Thanks to the women, they proved that they can work in the same places as men. Many women got jobs as nurses, teachers, and factory workers and worked in businesses. Women also became a part of the night scene, partying, drinking and smoking as well as dressing and acting more promiscuously. The 1920's, (also known as) the "Roaring Twenties" was a time of great change in America thanks to the role of women. In conclusion, Women fought for over 70 years for the right to vote and gain more independence. By the 1920’s, the 19th amendment was passed along with the equal rights
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