3 The Flapper Represented the idea of rebellious youth Reflected the image of a new sophisticated woman
4 Pre – war clothes disappeared Replaced with bright, shorter dresses, silk stockings, pumps, beads and braceletsFlappers clipped theirhair into “bobs” anddyed it blackWore dark lipstick
5 The New AttitudeThe Twenties woman was more assertive - she did things that would have ruined herreputation in the pastSmoking, drinkingin public, playing golf
6 Attitudes toward marriage changed The New Attitude cont. . .Attitudes toward marriage changedMarriage was viewed as an equal partnership although women did have certain roles
7 The Double Standard The media promoted the image of the flapper Traditionalists in churches and schools protested the “new woman”Casual dating became accepted
8 The Double StandardDespite casual dating, women were held to stricter standards of behavior
9 New Work Opportunities Work opportunities changed for women as men returned from the war and growing mechanization1 million female college graduates moved into “women’s professions”
10 The number of women as police officers, bankers, lawyers and probation officers increased as well
11 Big business also created a need for clerical workers By 1930, 10 million women were earning wagesMedical schools imposed a 5% quota on female admissions
12 Men argued that a woman’s real place was in the home Patterns of discrimination and inequality for women in the business world were established
13 The Changing FamilyThe birthrate was continually dropping in the 1920s – women were having fewer childrenAgencies and institutions handled more and more family tasksSchools, nursing homes, ready made clothes, etc.
14 Attitudes toward Marriage Marriage was based on personal choice instead of family choicesCouples began to get divorced if they weren’t happy in their marriage
15 Working Women Most women stayed home as housewives If a woman worked: it was thought that her husband failed as the breadwinnerher family really needed the incomeshe had a college degree
16 Women who worked had to balance both work and family Working WomenWomen who worked had to balance both work and familyLed to rebellious teensTeens spent more time at school than at work (child labor laws)Extra socializing led to rebellion
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