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Joanna Scutts

Joanna Scutts is a writer and historian and the author of The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2017). She is a regular contributor to the Washington Post Book World and has written for The New Yorker, New Republic, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Slate, among many other venues.

Stories By Joanna Scutts

The Great Everywoman Outfit Contest of 1915

A century ago, a cadre of women demanded to be freed from the tyranny of fashion. Their innovative ideas and radical demands—pockets!—took the country by storm.