Looking at this photo, I had to do a little digging on the Anti-Flirt Club. This is amazing.
Well, it turns out that there is a Wikipedia page dedicated to this and the basic description of the club is below.
The Anti-Flirt Club was an American club active in Washington, D.C., during the early 1920s. The purpose of the club was to protect young women and girls who received unwelcome attention from men in automobiles and on street corners. The Anti-Flirt Club launched an “Anti-Flirt” week, which began on March 4, 1923.
I guess there was an epidemic of inappropriate cat calls during the early days of Prohibition.
The Washington Star reported on the “Anti-Flirt” week.
Add to the list of weeks, pro and anti this, that and the other thing Anti-Flirt Week, which a group of Washington women has launched. All preparations have been made for the campaign, including a list of 10 commandments necessary to make the week a success. The trouble, as suggested so far, is that the organizers are trying not only to abolish the masher but to stop women themselves from flirting.
Fight Club’s rules are much easier to remember, but here are the rules for the Anti-Flirt Club (why not share these with your friends on Facebook).
How bizarre is this? I think someone should revive this club. Especially at Front Page or any bar in Clarendon on a Thursday night.
Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District. He lives in Columbia Heights with Mrs. Ghost and Ghost Dog. On September 3rd, 2013, the second site launched as Ghosts of Baltimore.
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