(A) “The first flapper is the girl who dresses like a dude, puts on makeup, and gets dressed up in drag because she’s a flapper. But if you look at any of the flappers, they actually look like they’re a lady.”
(B) “They were dressed as gentlemen, just with a little girl’s voice. That’s kind of a flapper way. When you look at any of these old pictures of women in dresses and heels, you can see these young women were wearing dresses by gentlemen who were walking around their villages, talking to people — they weren’t wearing shoes and heels by themselves but they were dressed like gentlemen. It’s kind of a flapper thing.”
(3) Where did the term “flapper” come from?
(A) “Flappers were all over America in the 1850s and 1860s. It was like a fashion in Paris — Parisian girls all dressed alike and went out to meet men or they went out to parties and got drinks. And all of that is called a flapper. The word flapper came from that idea that the girls were all dressed up as gentlemen. It wasn’t actually going out and meeting men, but it was kind of like, “I’m going out to a ball, and I’m going to get drinks and I’m going to meet people and talk to people and I’m going to get a lot of attention if I’m in a dress.”
(4) What was originally the title of the magazine?
(A) The magazine “Women’s Weekly” was the original name of the magazine. But some say that the term “Women’s Weekly” was actually a disguise for the magazine “Women’s Magazine.” And in the mid 1840s, Women Magazine did change its name to “American Woman.” But the title was still “Women’s Weekly.” And some say that the word came from the fact that the American Woman was the same type of magazine as a French one. They couldn’t afford the French magazine so they had to make up a term that was more American. They could do that because women of the United States really understood magazine culture and understood that magazines have real power and impact and really have a direct impact through the influence of the women who actually publish them and that there’s always going to be a woman running the magazine.
(B) “Women’s Weekly” was not a nickname, but people used it a lot, like the word “