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Women in the 1920's
Transcript of Women in the 1920's
Seneca Falls, New York held the First Women Rights Convention.
Held by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton The Rise of Women in Society in the 1920's Women began attending college by the 1920's
Experienced sex discrimination in school Women and Baseball in the 20's and 30's 1910 - Dan Whalen, Joe Manning, and Eddie Manning created NY Bloomer Girls
women's teams typically had 2-3 men on rosters
1930's - women joined men's teams, but mainly gained interest in softball Changes in Women's Appearance in the 1920's In the 1890's the 'Gibson Girl' was popularized Women and Music During the 1920's all-women orchestras formed & travelled
-Babe Egan's Hollywood Red Heads
revolution of jazz Susan B Anthony Lucy Stone The 19th amendment Passed in 1920
Grants women the
right to vote. Susan B. Anthony Lucy Stone The idea of "separate spheres" Women Roles:
stay at home
take care of the children
religion Men Roles:
take care of business Number of women holding jobs was increasing
1/4 of women held jobs by 1929 Main professions for women were teachers and nurses During WWI, women replaced men in hospitals Expected to give men their jobs back
when they returned
Many refused, gained independence Men still earned larger salaries than women
Marked the beginning of women Men's salaries were still greater than women's
Still not equal, but huge progress was made in the 1920's She loosely wore her hair on top of her head The image of what all girls wanted to be Broke gender barriers Clothes allowed for physical activity Flappers Women gain the right to vote
As world War 1 stars, women started taking different roles in society.
Men leave and women stop waiting for suitors
This is when the Flapper emerges Young Woman who were attractive, foolish and rebellious Flappers emerged as: Wore lighter and shorter clothing Cut hair to short bobs, "Garconne Look" Women started wearing make-up Replaced corsets with step-ins During prohibition women danced, smoked and drank at speakeasies extremely popular, yet controversial traditionalists believed jazz ruined young women's morals men gave surprising support to women in baseball NY Bloomer Girls eventually collapsed in 1930's because of depression Conclusion women gained rights in voting, but "separate spheres" still existed
college attendance and job opportunities increased, men still had superiority
the Gibson Girl fell under the Flapper's takeover & new style emerged
recreational advances for women in music and sports