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Throughout the history of the United States women have battled for the same rights entitled to men This began to change in the 19-teens and 1920s the era of the flapper and beginning of womens rights While women still did not have the same rights as men the start of the 20th century it was the dawn of women fighting for these priveliges Instead of just staying at home as housewives women began to seek jobs and hold positions in politics athletics and business for the first time in recorded history What was Different One of the substantial changes observed came with the attitude of women who went more from mute and quieter to more flirtatious and happy to flaunt their sexuality They called this new woman in some cases flappers Flappers would be kind of boyish looking at times and they would smoke and drink something unheard of in the past century Women began to cut their hair into bobs short like a boys hair cut and they shortened their dresses and skirts to their knees Sometimes arms were left bare with short sleeves on their blouses They also preferred to be seen as slim and even flat-chested according to the Clash of Cultures website Women would even tape their breasts to make them appear smaller Dorothy Dunbar Bromley of Harpers is quoted as describing this woman as In brief Feminist--New Style reasons that if she is economically independent and if she has to boot a vital interest in some work of her own she will have given as few hostages to Fate as it is humanly possible to give Love may die and children may grow up but ones work goes on forever Most of these women in this role were single and their jobs included education and nursing though some were married A quote from Samuel Schmalhausen in an exert from Birth Control Review says hough moral simpletons know it not
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