The Roaring 20s A new woman was invented: she cut her hair, wore short skirts and makeup, smoked, drank, voted and went to petting parties. She was independent and often rebellious - she was the flapper
400,000 more women receive college educations from 1900 - 1930
Domestic life still reinforced by advertising industry
Work only acceptable between college and marriage
Almost all jobs women held during the war went back to men after its end
Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first women elected governor of a State
Nifty 50s Clean and proper, the all-American homemaker stereotype of women was imposed like never before. Television was born, as public figures endorsed and advertisers promoted the views of a woman’s “true” role.
Welcome to the 1980s. A decade where women were more focused on themselves, stopped taking crap from men, and had an attitude all their own which they carried with them in the workforce, at home, and in their appearance. Oprah had the hottest talk show and everyone ditched the disco flare and the farah fawcett hair of the 70s. We rolled into the 80s looking like Madonna with teased hair, or Olivia Newton John with skin tight leggings and legwarmers.