1920s was a liberating period for women overall. In U.S, women gained the right to vote and began attending universities on a larger scale. A new wave of feminism rose as more women demanded rights equal to those of men. 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. She was a flapper. Women wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior.