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FC: Flappers

2: The Flapper women were a new breed of independence. This new generation of women shifted from domestic responsibilities and questioned the values of the past. She experimented with new behaviors and fashions and evoked a greater sense of equality to men. With a worldly attitude, flappers engaged in frivolity. Their happy-go-lucky attitude clashed with older generations and they were often met with disapproval. Needless to say, the Flapper Identity was not for all women- mostly East Coast upper-middle class women led the movement.

4: Independence. A flapper is assertive and self-confident; she is a working girl who does not need a man (but would like one anyways.)

5: The young flappers of the twenties felt no need to conform to the rigid models of feminity that their mothers accepted. During the 1920s, fashion for young women focused less on female physical form. Dresses stopped at the knees, the hiplines were lowered, and there was less emphasis on the breasts. The look was basically "tubular," going from the shoulders straight down to the hem.

6: Young and Free

7: F. Scott Fitzgerald once asserted that “it is rather futile to analyze flappers. They are just girls, all sorts of girls, their one common trait being that they are young things with a tremendous talent for living.” That has not stopped historians and others from trying to interpret flappers, however.

8: Flappers took their name from a tendency of young women in the late-1910s and early-1920s to leave their galoshes unfastened (“flapping” as they walked), | Popular dances of the 1920s were described as employing a “maximum of motion in the minimum of space

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