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17 Photos That Caused a Public Outcry



Are these shocking us today?

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.

Marathon

Marathon

Women were not allowed to participate in Marathon but Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967.

Short Dress

Short Dress

The mini dress worn by supermodel Jean Shrimpton during the races in Melbourne raised anger among guests in 1965.

Mini skirts

Mini skirts

Girls prefer wearing minis in today’s world but that was a serious issue in 1965.

Tattoos

Tattoos

In 1907, Maud Wagner, a tattoo artist crafted tattoos all over her body.

Bare Legs

Bare Legs

In 1937, these girls were the first ones to go out into the crowd with uncovered legs.

Voting Rights

Voting Rights

Women even didn’t have rights to vote in 1906 and British women’s suffrage movement had to struggle a lot for their rights.

Male Outfit

Male Outfit

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.

Behavior

Behavior

In 1907, Police arrested and charged Annette Kellermann with indecent behavior for posing in the swimsuit.

Swimming Suit

Swimming Suit

Actress Lila Lee wearing a traditional swimsuit resulting in a special league, in the USA, fight against indecent swimsuits.

Uncovered

Uncovered

In 1922, this lady from Chicago was arrested for wearing a swimsuit and keeping her legs uncovered.

Sports

Sports

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.

Racing

Racing

Maria Teresa de Filippis became the first woman to race in Formula One.

Demonstration

Demonstration

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.

Female Dress

Female Dress

Mary Quant was the first designer who introduced a miniskirt to the women.

Ban In School

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.

Fashion Designer

Fashion Designer

Paul Poiret, a French fashion designer, was the first one to free women from wearing corsets.

Fingerprints

Fingerprints

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.

Do you think any of these are shocking for us today? Share your views on the above.



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