In the 1920s, flappers were rebellious young women that shifted away from the norm. They would smoke, drink, go out to clubs and do other things that would not be expected of women at the time. They also played a big role in fashion at the time. They would wear short skirts and would wear a bobbed haircut. These women liberated themselves from any limits society had put on them. They achieved a sense of personal freedom, even if they did not have political rights.
In the 1950s, women were expected to be great housewives. They seldom went outside the house or had freedoms. The commercial represents the average lady of the decade. She may have gained some freedoms such as her own car, but she didn’t even have anywhere to go other than the grocery store or to PTA meetings. She would not even be able to have earned a car without her husband buying it for her. Women did not have any high status jobs at the time.
Today, women’s rights movements have made very big strides. The image of the 50s has gone and women are now very independent. Women have freedom to vote, get jobs, and do whatever they please. In most aspects, women are viewed as equals to men, although some might argue that women make less money than men do. Regardless, women have achieved a lot to get the rights they have today. It’s a shame that it took so long, but at least it’s finally here.