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“In Certain Restaurants Smoking By Women Would Be Permitted.”

Illustration for article titled “In Certain Restaurants Smoking By Women Would Be Permitted.”

Thanks, MentalFloss, for reminding us that today marks the 102nd anniversary of NYC's Sullivan Ordinance, which banned women from smoking. It was vetoed after two weeks. (In the accompanying 1908 NYT article, a cow is arrested.) [MentalFloss]

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meritxell
meritxell: an erotic life

The abstract title in that link is HIlarious (all caps kept):

NO PUBLIC SMOKING BY WOMEN NOW; The Sullivan Ordinance, to be Passed by the Aldermen Today, Makes It Illegal. WILL THE LADIES REBEL As the Ladies of New Amsterdam Did When Peter Stuyvesant Ordered Them to Wear Broad Flounces?

I don't know what the hell broad flounces are, but this reads straight-up Onion: Our Dumb Century