Flappers in the Roaring 20’s by Maggie Tien Posted on September 15, 2010 Flappers refer to women in the 1920's who started to rebel against the "accepted behavior" for women. They wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, wore a lot of makeup, drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes and even talked about sex in a casual manner. (No way...!) This entry was posted in September 7 Assignment, TV24 and tagged 1920's, Flappers, rebel, Roaring 20''s, women. Bookmark the permalink.