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27 Jan 1923
Says Flappers Just Part of Evolution, Hagerstown Morning Herald Jan. 27, 1923
Hagerstown Morning Herald
Sanger likely gave this statement in answer to a question during her "Speech to the Hagerstown Woman's Club," on Jan. 26, 1923 in
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Says Flappers Just Part Of Evolution
Flapperism isn't a frivolity, says Mrs. Margaret Sanger.
"It is a natural step in the evolution and development of women. It is a swing of the
pendulum from the Puritanism of the two most puritanical of nations, the United
States and England."
"From Flapperism," Mrs. Sanger said, "women will develop into dignified
forceful citizens. They will be more intelligent, broader. Women are the coming power in
the nation, and for a period they will dominate man and be superior to him."
"When men see that women have developed superior intellects, they will rise above their
standards, and the result will be a higher type than ever before of both men and
So, Flappers, don't be so carefree! You've got a serious mission to perform
of raising womanhood!
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