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Lack of change for women in the 1920s

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Jihoon Sherk

on 30 April 2010

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Transcript of Lack of change for women in the 1920s

Women in the 1920s: Were their rights improved in society? Political The Flappers Education of women -Women were educated but not many people did recieved it.
-Medical schools allocated only 5% of places for women.
St. Michaels School - The flappers were a new group of women in the 1920s who wore short skirts and had short hair.
- They were the main protesters of women's rights in the 1920s.
- Flappers would drink in the public and smoke too. It brought a bad reputation and men thought more negatively about women. Although women won the battle to vote in the 1920s, they did not know much about politics as most women were not educated. This brought difficulties and men were still majority voters Social Perspective & Unemployment -Women were paid less than men.
-During the Depression, women were hit the hardest, women were regarded as devils behind male employment, working for 'pin money'.
-Women were often prepared to be mothers and housewives even in the 1920s. Only a small percentage neglected this.
-Flappers were largely discriminated and were called "born of the devil and all his angels". They were few in numbers.
-The older generation went as far to form an "Anti-Flirt League".
-In Chicago, women with bare arms or short skirts were fined up to 100 dollars. Women in media Clara Bow, the 'IT' Girl Conclusion So what is the overall conclusion?
- Although there were women protester fighting for the rights, women were still inferior.
- Women did attain the right to vote but poor political education brought difficulties.
- Wages were paid much higher for men than women. The END
-Thank you for watching our presentatiion
-Bye Jun, Bethan and Ji Hoon
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