The Swimwear Police

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MASHABLE: “In 1919, 20 special deputies called “Sheriffettes” were sworn in to monitor the swimwear of the bathers at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York.  This was the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between women and beach authorities — and not just there.

In 1921, a bather in Atlantic City, New Jersey was arrested for wearing her stockings rolled below her knees and refusing to pull them up. She retaliated during her arrest by punching the officer in the eye.” READ MORE: http://mashable.com/

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