Although flappers captured public attention, other women rebelled against traditional roles in the 1920s.
In politics women were elected or appointed to new state and federal positions, and they formed new organizations to make their voices heard.
Women workers continued to fight for better conditions, while other women, such as scientist Florence Sabin, proved their abilities in “men’s” areas.
In the eyes of the public the perfect flapper was Clara Bow, star of the 1927 film It. With her impish good looks and fun-loving attitude, she definitely had “it”, sex appeal.