The New Woman (1920s)
by Natalie Guess and Sara Brown
During the era of the 1920s women's suffrage moved aggressively and achieved much in the rights of women, but, in the middle of the decade, the movement lost a lot of momentum and many steps taken were forced back.
Three Major Points
A) In the year 1920, the nineteenth amendment was passed giving women the right to vote.
B) The women's movement became spilt during this era because if the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, which outlawed discrimination based on sex.
C) The women's movement lost a lost of force during the 1920s due to the new consumer culture prevalent in the era and lost such steps as repealing the act which banned child labor.
“They were smart and sophisticated, with an air of independence about them, and so casual about their looks and clothes and manners as to be almost slapdash. I don't know if I realized as soon as I began seeing them that they represented the wave of the future, but I do know I was drawn to them. I shared their restlessness, understood their determination to free themselves of the Victorian shackles of the pre-World War I era and find out for themselves what life was all about.” ― Colleen Moore