An initial perusal shows up a very interesting discussion about the 1920s short hair cut known as "The Bob"- "Unlike Sampson … quipped Sauret, we may gain total power in shorting our hair" - Roberts, p. 87
I remember years ago a hairdresser suggested a short style for me. This came with a warning - "short hair seems to empower women". . . Would you believe it, he was right where I was concerned.