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Sadie Hawkins was a character in the classic comic strip Li'l Abner, created by Al Capp.
Sadie, a 'spinster', proclaimed Sadie Hawkins Day, on which unmarried girls pursued bachelors in a foot race, with matrimony as the consequence. The role-reversing tradition caught on in schools around the country, and the Sadie Hawkins Dance was born.

Sadie Hawkins dance - Wikipedia

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The Sadie Hawkins dance is named after the Li'l Abner comic strip ... In the strip, Sadie Hawkins Day fell on a given day in November ...

Who Was Sadie Hawkins and Why Does She Have a Dance Named ...

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Dec 13, 2013 ... Sadie Hawkins' renown, which evolved into an American folk-holiday in some places, doesn't really originate from a dance, but rather from a ...

The Ugly Truth Behind Sadie Hawkins Day

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Nov 13, 2015 ... The concept behind Sadie Hawkins Day is supposed to make girls and ... may have vivid memories of those dreadful Sadie Hawkins Day school dances, ... But knowing the ugly truth behind its origin, we're not sure how this ...

The History of Sadie Hawkins Dances - Prom and Formal Dances

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Sep 30, 2016 ... The story of the Sadie Hawkins Dance, including its comic-strip origins, its uncertain date of occurrence and a lawsuit over the use of the name.

The Strange History and Uncertain Future of Sadie Hawkins Day ...

www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/11/the-strange-history-and-uncertain-future-of-sadie-hawkins-day/265272/

Nov 15, 2012 ... My first memory of Sadie Hawkins Day is from 1999, when it was the inspiration for an awkward chaperoned middle school dance. We were ...

Celebrate the History of Sadie Hawkins Day – in Real Life and on TV

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Nov 11, 2015 ... Everyone knows that a Sadie Hawkins dance is the yearly high school tradition in which the girls ask guys out – even if they have no idea who ...

The History of Sadie Hawkins Day | Broadly

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Nov 7, 2015 ... Earlier this week, we examined the long history of women who hunt game. ... I'm talking about the Sadie Hawkins dance, a high school and ...

Who is Sadie Hawkins and Why Does She Have Her Own Dance ...

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Oct 26, 2011 ... So who is this Sadie Hawkins and why is she so cruel? Let us go back to a time that was not so politically correct – specifically, 1937. If you're a ...

The History of Sadie Hawkins – VC Cross+Section

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Nov 16, 2016 ... Sadies is the dance that turns the tables. Girls are given the task of asking boys, contrary to social norms. However, one question remains ...