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Modern Women of the Twenties
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The following is an excerpt from the review of the New York production of the 1921 play, A Bill of Divorcement by Clemence Dane (1888 - 1965). With much enthusiasm, the reviewer gushed:

"We know of no better expression of the creed of the new generation than that which Clemence Dane has drawn up...".

What followed was a very short soliloquy which beautifully summed up not only the philosophy of the modern woman, but the philosophy of much the Twentieth Century.

1924 was a very important year for American women in politics...

Click here to read about that moment in 1920 when American Women attained the vote.

     


Modern Women for a Modern Age  (Vanity Fair, 1921)

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