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A History Of Attacks On Women’s Clothing, As Told Through Newspaper Headlines

The debate over when, where, and if women should wear pants and shorts took decades to resolve.

1. 1913

Warsaw Daily Times - Mar 18, 1913

2. 1921

Providence News - Jan 29, 1921

3. 1921

The New York Times - June 17, 1921

4. 1924

Prescott Evening Courier - Aug 13, 1924

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1925

5. 1928

San Jose News - Aug 30, 1928

6. 1931

The Free Lance-Star - Nov 21, 1931

7. 1936

Spokane Daily Chronicle - May 5, 1936

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1934.

8. 1941

The Miami News - Jan 24, 1941

9. 1944

The Milwaukee Sentinel - May 10, 1944

10. 1944

St. Petersburg Times - Aug 6, 1944

11. 1947

Reading Eagle - Apr 8, 1947

12. 1955

The Dispatch - Aug 18, 1955

13. 1958

Gadsden Times - Jul 6, 1958

14. 1967

Warsaw Times - Union - Jan 6, 1967

15. 1971

The Dispatch - Jun 17, 1971

16. 1976

Times Daily - Sep 24, 1976

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1979.

17. 1981

Ocala Star-Banner - Sep 8, 1981

18. 1989

Star-News - Jul 13, 1989

19. 1990

The Dispatch - Oct 31, 1990

20. 2002

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 4, 2002

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