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“Many people opposed to the new woman phenomenon of the 1910s and 1920s. Alarmed by such vulgar behavior, many people wanted the old-fashioned morals to be taken into action that the younger generation had discarded of. Critics of the new woman, men and women, were joined together in hopes of bringing the Victorian standard conduct back. The Young Women’s Christian Association aided urban women to attend in religion, boarding schools, gymnasiums, and homemaking courses to expel attention on modern-life society. Parents were welcoming due to the increase in being unable to control their daughters. (Clash of Cultures, Sexuality.)”

Overall, the way a typical white “new woman” flaunted herself to society was unaccepting and shun upon. The morals were displeasing and parents were unsatisfied with the way that their daughters had become. Modern-city society had caused an outrage. The Victorian era seemed to have disappeared and the people, men and women, wanted to bring it back to recognition. Women behaving in such a way has caused an era of controversy that seemed to go unsettled.


Written by A New Generation of Women

May 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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