In Defense of the Hatpin

Early 20th Century Women’s Defense

In the transition of women into a more public presence there were occasions that women had to defend themselves from the advances of men. Defense for women was in the spotlight after a hatpin was used in self defense in a New York City street car. Join us at the Byers-Evans House Museum and we will look into the stories of women’s self-defense around the country as well as the news and laws that followed in early twentieth century!