Flappers

Flappers were a generation of young western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, driving automobiles, treating sex in a casual manner and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers are icons of the roaring twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.

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