How Did Women Antifeminists Shape and Limit
the Social Reform Movements of the 1920s?

Abstract

       In the 1920s feminist and progressive female reformers attempted to use their newly gained electoral citizenship to advance a series of social welfare and reform measures. In the same period female antifeminists garnered energy, political power and support to defeat these measures and question the wisdom of female political involvement. They extended the antiradicalism of the post-World War I Red Scare to characterize female reformers as radicals. This project analyzes the methods, ideologies, and impact of antifeminists in this period.

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