HomeFeaturedHistoryThe public outcry was so common in old age.

The public outcry was so common in old age.

Today we are living in a rapidly changing world. With the new technological development, the world as a whole has become a global village. More freedom is encouraged, and anyone can live their life as they want. No one questions the dress we wear, the food we eat, and even our lifestyle. However, this liberty was not the same few decades ago.

During old age, there was a conventional limited society. Even the thinking pattern of the people was broad and narrow-minded. Wearing a swimming suit or a mini dress became a huge topic in society, and it was considered an offense or an unconventional action. Thus especially for the women who lived a few decades back, life was not easy and smooth like nowadays.

Some ancient images indicate how old age functioned and the liberty of one person or many caused the public outcry.

Earlier, women cannot participate in Marathon. However, a brave woman named Kathrine Switzer participate in the Boston Maraton in 1967, and the male organizers tried to drag her away. The incident happened five years before the women were allowed to participate.


In 1965 Jean Shrimpton, an English supermodel wore a mini dress in Melbourne’s race and was criticized by the public.

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When two young girls wore miniskirts in Capetown in 1965, the others looked at them with a disgusting and an agreeable feeling.


In 1907, the first-ever known woman tattoo artist, Maud Wagner, covered her full body with tattoos.

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In the western world also, the school uniform was so conventional. Accordingly, in 1953, two girls were cycling back to their homes to change their dresses as they are currently wearing tight-fitting slacks, plaid-pushers, and shorts, which were banned at the school. The incident happened in Western Berlin.


The image was taken was in London in 1906, and it was a great indication of the place and freedom of women at that time. The British women’s suffrage movement members struggled to wing their right to vote for women.


The male outfit, a tuxedo, to women introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in 1966, was treated as a clear provocation by contemporary society. Thus his models who were wearing pantsuits were not allowed to enter restaurants.


In 1907 a professional swimmer, a film actress, and a writer named Annette Kellermann posed in a swimsuit, and thus she was arrested with charges for inappropriate behavior.


In 1920 actress Lila Lee was wearing a traditional swimming suit. There was a special league in the USA that consisted of fanatical morality proponents who fought against the impolite swimsuits.

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When a woman wore a swimsuit exposing her legs, she was arrested in Chicago, 1922.


The supreme court of the United States ave a historic decision in 1957 mentioning that it was unacceptable to segregate the student at the school upon their color or race. The image was taken when one of the first African- American students, Elizabeth Eckford, attended the school for the first time.


Billie Jean King was a remarkable record-holding female tennis player at Wimbledon, the founder of an equal rights establishment for female tennis players.


Italian Maria Teresa de Filippis was the first female racing driver who raced in Formula One.


Senda Berenson was an American sportswoman who founded Basketball for women by modifying the male basketball rules, which was introduced in 1891.


An American film actress named Hedy Lamarr destroyed the common belief on stereotypes about beautiful women and science.


In California, 1947, a group of women, the members of Women’s organization to the war on styles,” did a picket a dress shop against the short skirts and padded hips.


Rosa Parker was arrested and taken her fingerprints as she refused to go to the back of a bus that “for white people.” The incident was in Alabama, 1956.

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Mary Quan was the revolutionary designer who invented the miniskirts for women.


The French fashion designer named Paul Poiret set women free from corsets.


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