The custom of dating in the 1920s

Flappers were indistinguishably tied to drinking and the speakeasy culture of the 1920s.From the outset of Prohibition many politicians and Drys assumed that middle and upper class women would continue to be staunch and loyal supporters of the cause.During the 1920s middle-upper class women were no longer concerned with political equality, rather these new feminists desired social equality.Historian Michael Lerner asserted, “women had the right to enjoy themselves socially as much as men did, whether through drinking, sex, or indulging in the pleasures of urban nightlife.”[1] Flappers gleefully defied many long-standing ideas about American womanhood by demanding social equality.Her writing provided a voice for these new feminists.With her column, “Tables For Two,” Long “emerged as one of the most insightful observers of sex and style in Jazz Age America.”[2] “Tables for Two” first appeared in the September 12, 1925 issue of the .In the 1920s flappers represented a new type of feminism.They possessed different goals and methods than feminists of the early twentieth century.


Her combination of dry humor and uncompromising honesty gained her a huge following.Her column had a confidential tone that was very appealing; it read as if she was telling a friend about her antics the night before.


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