By: Joshua Zeitz

What are Flappers?

Flappers were a "new breed" 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

Why people are against Flappers

After World War I, the flapper generally represented a disreputable woman who consistently flouted the conventions of society at the time of the 1920s. Still, despite the fact that a flapper’s conduct was at the time considered less than respectable, it still helped to redefine the role of women in society at large. The image of the flapper was that of a young woman who provocatively danced at jazz clubs at night, smoke cigarettes, and date men indiscriminately.

What do Flappers wear?

Flappers Influence Today?

Flappers solidified the idea that a woman’s approach to her appearance could be something intelligent and admirable, as opposed to the stereotype. Though flappers were considered reckless, in truth their openness toward their own desires was driven by a need for acceptance as intelligent and independent young women. Who knew the flash of a compact could lead to such an amazing step toward female empowerment.