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Transcript of Flappers
Portrayed themselves in a new perspective & influenced equality amongest men and women. Why Are They Important? Young women that broke social norms
England defined them as "a very immoral young girl in her early teens"
Male Equivalent stereotype Who are Flappers? Occured in the 1920's
Media became popular & influenced young teens When Did They Become Stereotyped? Began in the West
Spread throughout America Where Were They? Began to want new values
Symbolized as a "revolution in manners and morals"
Wanted to be more equal to men Why Did They Become Flappers? Shortened their skirts
Had a bobbed hair cut
Straight, slim dresses
Wore plenty of makeup How They Got Their Image? Women who were highly sexualized
Retained by an innocent, youthful & romantic quality What were Flappers? Day-time Look Flappers could also be men slicked-back hair
sweater vest & baggy pants Club Look Double-breasted suit
Bowler/Racoon Hat Flappers worked against social norms for
Freedoms Connection to the American Dream Flappers were a positive interpretation Gave license to women to work & play with men
Gave women a new strength What They Did smoked & drank in public
Talked in slang
Danced to jazz music Wrap-Up Flappers were
challenged social norms
more than just fashion
In today's society
women & men continue to...
use fashion as voice
unique Bibliography Drowne, Kathleen, and Patrick Huber. "World of Youth, Women Fashion." The
1920's. Westport, Conneticut: Greenwood Press, 2004. 29-99. Print. Hatton, Jackie. "Flappers." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Sara
Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Vol. 2. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000.
112-13. Gale Student Resources in Context. Web. 13 Sept. 2012. Smith, Stephanie. "Fashion." American History through Literature 1870-1920. Ed.
Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst. Vol. 1. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons,
2006. 376-80. Gale Student Resources in Context. Web. 13 Sept. 2012. Flappers
The 1920's by: Rachel Wolnik