Charm School

The sitcom I Love Lucy, premiered in 1951 and was considered to be the most popular television show to hit the American screens during the fifties….

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World War II – Shaking the old prejudices about gender roles

The Impact of World War II on the Role of Women

The Second World War required new roles for women with the aim of freeing men in the country to go out to fight for democracy. In the first six months after Pearl Harbour, 750,000 women applied for jobs in defence plants, but only 80,000 were hired. Why was …

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Flapper girls in 1920s America

Free Spirit Flapper

The Roaring Twenties of America saw a break from the traditional view of women. This new style known as flappers derived from Britain which featured a different way of living and so the ‘new woman’ was created. WW1 had resulted in a shift of …

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