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16. Ugly Women Were Sentenced To Prison In The 1920s
It showed questionable morality to have a hobby of putting on lipstick, but then on the flip side, it also showed a questionable morality if a woman wasn't sufficiently beautiful. Take the 1920s for example, a decade full of charming husband killers and criminal bombshells — or at least, that's what newspaper headlines led us to believe. 

If a female criminal wasn't beautiful, juries had the tendency to offer her the death penalty, but once she got a makeover they would see the possibility of her innocence. Just think of the plot to Chicago!
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