What Is The Position Of Women In The 1920's

Decent Essays
Mrs. Price
Olivia Piazza
December 23, 2016

Women through the Ages
In present day it is easy for a person to take for granted what comes so simple to them. Women have not always been in the position in which they are seen as equals to men. In the course of the last decade, women have evolved as human beings through revolutions in the 1920’s, 1960’s and modern day era.
The 1920’s is the decade in which many women started to blossom as individuals, with the motives of being seen as a part of society. When the First World War broke out, many of the averaged day men were conscripted into the army. Because of this, the Canadian government was worried that the economy would suffer severely do to the lack of male workers. In order
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Since women were not considered persons, Murphy was questioned to see if she could thoroughly carry out the case. This event spiralled into one of the greatest Canadian women history studies, known as the person’s case.(2) After women found out about the incident, many of them complained to the government with the intentions of having women being seen as citizens in society. Yet none of the members of government, including Prime Minister, Robert Borden, agreed with these women’s morals and beliefs. The disapproval encouraged five women, known as The Alberta Five (Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edward), to go to the Privacy Council where the new law stated that women were then considered persons.
One of the major symbols of women identity in the 1920’s was the flapper.(3)(4) A flapper was a young woman who opposed the conservative roles that society had played out for women. They dressed in short skirts and flowed out dresses. To show that they had control over their own lives, these young women would go out partying, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. They seduced men with their charm and good looks yet also were very sly. These women were a start to an early revolution proving that women were strong, independent,
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After years of hard work many women are still finding that they receive a lower income than their male co-workers. Women are being paid less for doing the exact same a man. In an interview, actress Jennifer Lawrence says, “This could be a young-person thing, it could be a personality thing. I’m sure it’s both. But this is an element of my personality that I’ve been working against for years, and based on the statistics, I don’t think I’m the only woman with this issue … Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t ‘offend’ or ‘scare’ men?” (7) What Lawrence was trying to explain was that women always had to voice their opinion in a delicate manner with offending the male race. Yet she finds it hard to keep quite while such a major part of her life, like her income, is being affected. This not only happens to famous Hollywood actresses but to many ordinary day
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