The Sexual Revolution; Roaring ’20s. The Roaring ’20s: 1920-1929 By Chelsea Mageland Flappers. Many women went through a transformation in the 1920’s. “In the 1920s, a new woman was born. She smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to petting parties. She was giddy and took risks.
The sexual revolution, also known as a time of sexual liberation, was a social movement that challenged traditional codes of behavior related to sexuality and interpersonal relationships throughout the United States and subsequently, the wider world, from the 1960s to the 1980s. Sexual liberation included increased acceptance of sex outside of traditional heterosexual, monogamous relationships.
(December 2016), Brockport, NY: Department of History, The College at Brockport, S.U.N.Y.: 92-101. THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION OF THE “ROARING TWENTIES”: PRACTICE OR PERCEPTION? Shellie Clark, The College at Brockport Abstract Even after the passage of over 80 years, the perceived radical shift in morality in the 1920’s defies concrete definition.Author: Shellie Clark.
Like much of the radicalism from the 1960s, the sexual revolution was often seen to have been centered on the university campus and students. With its roots in the first perceived sexual revolution in the 1920s, this 'revolution' in 1960s America encompassed many groups who are now synonymous with the era.