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Before the 1920s woman usually worked on farms with their parents, then came the 1920s and it brought many changes for young women in the United States, they stated to decide they want to be dancers and singers and some even get involved with mafia gangs. As in the play "Thoroughly Modern Millie", millions of young women left the safety and security of rural, small town life and went to live an independent life in the big city. The flapper culture is the best example of the type of life that many women in the 1920’s wanted to live. Flappers were young, independent, brash, and sometimes more than a little bit "naughty", at least compared to what their family back on the farm expected. Some of the most frequent things for flappers in the 1920’s …show more content…
In the October 1922 Ladies Home Journal, Barton Currie wrote in an editor’s letter. “It would be a fine thing for this generation if the word ‘flapper’ could be abolished. Its prewar definition was, ‘a sprightly and knowing miss in her early teens.’ It’s after-war significance entangled itself with the ‘dreadful’ side of youth — with jazz, short skirts, bobbed hair and glistening legs; with the ‘immodest’ passing of corsets: with cigarette smoking; with petting parties and gasoline-buggy riding... with one-piece bathing suits... with birth control and eugenics...”. The 1920s came with a lot of new behavior as you know many young people were starting to get sexual which was frowned upon at that time, that was something you were supposed to only do with your spouse. That brought Birth control into existence. In the mid-1920s, the first birth control clinic was opened in the United States, and scientists studying fertility devised the "Rhythm Method" of birth control. Increased interest in reproductive control, paired with more effective contraceptive caps and suppositories, gave women increased control of their own sexuality and their own

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