Coe Woman in Eleven Has Adopted Latest Fad
[from the Cosmos, 12 May 1922]
out of 364, or about nine per cent of the women in Coe, now have their
hair bobbed. Six seniors, two juniors, three sophomores, and
twenty-two freshmen make up the list of those who have parted with the
long tresses. Metropolitan dailies, humorous magazines, and
university papers have discussed this matter pro and con for three
years and some large corporations have refused to hire any girls with
short hair, while other firms commended them for being practical and
six bobbed girls are being graduated from Coe this year, and since the
style shows no sign of growing into a decline on the campus we may well
ponder a bit on the psychology of this fashion. Some of them wear
it up one day and down the next; as one faculty woman remarked, 'One
day they have it and the next day they don't.'
Critics of bobbed hair see it as just going along with the crowd.
Some students are active proponents for bobbed hair and try to convince
their friends to go along with the new look. The room mate of one
freshman girl said: 'Well, she has bobbed four of them now, and I
am almost afraid to go to sleep at night for fear I will wake up and
find mine gone too. She has cut-o-mania."
girl said she cut hers so it would grow longer and thicker; another
said she would never go back to long hair. One major argument in
favor of bobbed hair is that it saves valuable time.
can only hope that those who like it will not grow too weary of it, and
that those who do not may in time become converted to this movement for
the emancipation of the femine world from the tyranny of perishable
hair-nets and so-called invisible pins."