17 Photos That Caused a Public Outcry
We are living in the world where we are free to choose our hobbies and jobs but this was not the same long before when people had to go through difficult times and struggle to gain equal rights.
Here are some of the photos which are just ordinary in today’s world but were once really groundbreaking and shocking.
Women were not allowed to participate in Marathon but Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967.
The mini dress worn by supermodel Jean Shrimpton during the races in Melbourne raised anger among guests in 1965.
Girls prefer wearing minis in today’s world but that was a serious issue in 1965.
In 1907, Maud Wagner, a tattoo artist crafted tattoos all over her body.
In 1937, these girls were the first ones to go out into the crowd with uncovered legs.
Women even didn’t have rights to vote in 1906 and British women’s suffrage movement had to struggle a lot for their rights.
Yves Saint Laurent introduced male outfit, a tuxedo, to women in 1966 causing outrage among people and his famous models were restricted to enter restaurants.
In 1907, Police arrested and charged Annette Kellermann with indecent behavior for posing in the swimsuit.
Actress Lila Lee wearing a traditional swimsuit resulting in a special league, in the USA, fight against indecent swimsuits.
In 1922, this lady from Chicago was arrested for wearing a swimsuit and keeping her legs uncovered.
Billie Jean King, known for her record for the number of wins at Wimbledon struggled for the establishment of equal rights among men and women in Tennis.
Maria Teresa de Filippis became the first woman to race in Formula One.
The members of “Women’s Organization to War on Styles” protested in front of a dress shop against longer skirts and padded hips in California.
Mary Quant was the first designer who introduced a miniskirt to the women.
Ban In School
The school in West Berlin in 1953 banned tight-fitting slacks, pedal-pushers, and shorts causing these children to run back home to change.
Paul Poiret, a French fashion designer, was the first one to free women from wearing corsets.
Rosa Parks got arrested for denying to go to the back of bus meant for white people and can be seen giving her fingerprints after the arrest.
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