Suffragettes in Corselettes

Thursday, June 107:00—8:00 PMOnlineGleason Public Library22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA, 01741

For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters.

Presented by Velya and Ehris of the Grounded Goodwife, with the support of the Friends of Gleason Public Library. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

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