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  • 1. The Revolutionof Manners andMorals:Women’sFashionAlex, Darby, and Pam
  • 2. Overall Article Thesis The 1920s brought about a period of moral revolution, thus allowing the youth to assert their independence. The movement, beginning mostly with youth in urban areas from a wide variety of economic backgrounds, was marked by an entirely new spirit and approach to life; concerned only with immediate desires instead of long-term consequences, young men and women started rebellion from traditional manners and behaviors in terms of alcohol and cigarette consumption, sexual activity, and fashion choices, prompting shock and even outrage from the older, more traditional generations.
  • 3. Section 3 Thesis Startingin the 1920s, women began to chase after dreams of eternal youth and freedom through new hairstyles, makeup, and scandalous clothing, thus creating not only new cosmetic industries, but also feelings of self-worth and independence.
  • 4. “But I will be free”
  • 5. Short is the new long
  • 6. Ads appeal to aging women
  • 7. Heavy makeup becomes the norm
  • 8. Boyish bobs become huge trend
  • 9. Industries change for beauty purposes
  • 10. Youth and independence becomes sexy