Prohibition is not a stopper of something but a drive of a new era. It is an age when people are devoured by booze even more than before. Nobody follows this law, and everybody knows that. Police officers are all corrupted and engaged in all of this. People thought that the 18th amendment would bring honest, sober, law-abiding citizens (García-Jimeno 512). As a matter of fact, it caused corruption, boozing, and partying. This is proof that when there are too many restrictions, people start to break all of them.
I spend every night in Speakeasies, and I feel free from all the restrictions this world has for us, women. This legislature is a driver of woman independence and power. Now, we are showing men that we are not any worse than them and can drink the same amount of liquor. Those who were behind of adopting the regulation were women who were afraid of their husbands’ intoxicated behavior (García-Jimeno 512).
This is the opportunity where we demonstrate to them that we are not scared of men. Before prohibition, women would not dare to drink even a drop of alcohol, but now everything is changing. Women are getting comfortable with casual drinking and wearing shorter skirts. I wear sparkling dresses and ride expensive cars for others to see. This is a symbol of rebellion against restraints which have been put all these years because of gender. I can earn money, have fun, and be as powerful as any other man. At the same time, I am a beautiful young lady who should enjoy her life and not waste her best years on the household and following old-fashioned rules.
García-Jimeno, Camilo. “The Political Economy of Moral Conflict: An Empirical Study of Learning and Law Enforcement Under Prohibition.” Econometrica, vol. 84, no. 2, 2016, pp. 511–570. Web.