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HISTORY.COM REFLECTS ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE FLAPPER
No cultural symbol of the 1920s is more recognisable than the flapper. Young women with short hairstyles, cigarettes dangling from their painted lips, danced freely to live jazz, and explored new-found freedoms with liquor, fashion, and sex. Flappers romped through the Roaring Twenties, enjoying the freedoms ushered in by the end of the First World War and the dawn of what at the time felt like a new era of prosperity, urbanism and consumerism.
The decade kicked off with the passing of the 19th Amendment, which finally gave women the vote. They also joined the workforce in increasing numbers, participated actively in the nation’s new mass consumerist culture, and enjoyed more freedom in their personal lives. However, equality for women remained a long way off. It would be left to later generations to fully benefit from the social changes set in motion nearly a hundred years ago.
SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH FACES SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION
The future of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hangs in the balance as calls grow to delay his confirmation vote. alifornia professor Christine Blasey Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party – by pinning her to the bed, groping her and putting his hand over her mouth so that she couldn’t scream – more than three decades ago. He was 17 at the time and she was 15.
The nominee has emphatically denied that the incident happened. An attorney, Kavanaugh played a leading role working for Ken Starr drafting the Starr Report, and had an important role in the attempted impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
1. If having sex in front of a mirror is what really, truly turns you on, there’s a name for it: Katoptronophilia!
2. Remember Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate? For boys who are never attracted to someone of their own age, and are specifically attracted to older women, this is called “anililagnia.” It is deemed a “fetish”.
3. Knismolagnia is the sexual arousal that occurs as a result of being tickled!
4. Here’s something for Halloween! There are people out there who are attracted to, admire and even have sexual intercourse with dead bodies! That’s right, corpses! One of the most famous “necrophiliacs” in history was a German nobleman and industrial magnate, Guido Henckel von Donnersmark. Mind you, there s a hint of the romantic about his activities. In the middle of many financial] military and business eÝploits] Donnersmark married a famous 19thcentury French courtesan named La Paiva. Indeed, he loved her so much that, after her death, he kept her body preserved in embalming fluid and spent much time with it!
Flapper icon Louise Brooks. (Inset) Dustin Hoffman in