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The changing role of women in the 1920s
- The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war.
- The number of working women increased by 25 percent.
- In 1920, all women were given the right to vote.
- ‘Flappers’ smoked in public, danced the new dances, and were sexually liberated.
- Women wore clothing more convenient for activity and stopped wearing long skirts and corsets.
- Divorce was made easier and the number of divorces doubled – women were not content just to stay at home and put up with bad husbands.
- But most women were still housewives and were not as free as their men.