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Women's Movement in the 1920s and 1930s

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Women's Movement in the 1920s and 1930s Roaring Twenties Dirty Thirties Part of the Start of World War II Women in Sports Person's Case Women's Education Flappers Introduction PERSEVERANCE REBELLION Finding New Ways... - From the Gibson Girl to Flappers -The Famous Five
-Carried fight to British Privy Council
-Women qualified as "persons" in 1929
-Fear of education creating women unfit for marriage - "Golden Age of Sports" -Agnes Macphail in Parliament until 1935
-Re-elected four times
-Peace supporter
-Won both admiration and criticism -War beginning again, men going away
-More jobs opening up for women "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." The 1920s and 1930s: A time of prosperity... TO FIGHT a time for The - "Young girls who had not yet reached womanhood" -Younger generation breaking away from old values -Extreme changes in women's clothing and hairstyles - La "mode garcon" by Coco Chanel Losing Momentum... Government "A woman's place is any place she wants to be." -Cairine Wilson first female Canadian Senate
-Supported causes of refugees, women and children rights, divorce legislation, Medicare -Women received two choices from society -Domestic services still most common paid occupation -23% of all undergraduates
30% of all graduates -Great Depression forced many women back into domestic services -Section 24 of British North America Act -Pushed back into more traditional roles
-High-stress sports might harm women -"Girls' rules" introduced to keep feminism -Women's sports went into eclipse [until 1960s] -Twenty-three years until another female became Senate -Second chance for women to prove themselves
-Could use contributions as leverage later on
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