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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.

FOUR PLAY

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

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