Many women have made a huge impact because of the jobs they have had. For example, Hilary Clinton she is the secretary of state. She is a woman, and she has made an impact in the U.S.A. as we know it. Now that women are able to get jobs, men don’t have to do twice the work because they have help from their wife. Besides that usually women work, take care of family and homes.
In addition to factory work and other front jobs about 350,000 women joined the Armed services, serving at home and abroad. “Rosie the Riveter,” later became a popular propaganda for women. While women worked in a variety of positions closed to them the industry saw the greatest increase in female’s workers. More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry in 1943, representing 65 percent of the industry total workforce. The industry recruited women workers, represented by the U.S. government.
Three years after writing the book in 1966, Friedan helped found the National Organization for Women (NOW). (Hennessee, 1999) This was the first major organization since the 1920’s women rights movement. (Hennessee, 1999) Under Friedan leadership the NOW organization worked to gain political reforms to obtain legal equality for women. It was also successful in a number of benefits that catered to women. It aided in the implementation of the Title VII of the
Women had many roles during World War II. They helped the military, worked in factories, and became nurses. Before the war, many women were just home makers. During World War II women could do anything. Even famous Rosie the Riveter once said, “We Can Do It!” (Panchyk 57) Women played a huge role in World War II.
He warns women against vocations of preaching or politics, explaining that they can influence public opinion in their homes and communities.” They were strictly housewives and were destined to raise children. As the Industrial Revolution began, the women became more active in the labor force. The Industrial Revolution seemed to be a turning point for many women. Due to the Civil War and the start of the Industrial Revolution, women became involved in more labor-intensive jobs. Although the Industrial Revolution started before the war, with men leaving to fight for the Confederacy or the Union, women needed to start taking the places of men.
If you ask a woman the question “who are you?’ immediately the response would be mother, sister, wife, grandmother or they give their professional title. A huge number of them have shifted roles, from being housewives and looking after their children to being active in the work force and government. In today’s culture being a woman means being advantaged. There is a trend in women taking over the global workplace, and more employers are hiring more women. However they face the challenge and constant pressure to perform in all areas of their life whilst balancing domestic and corporate lives.
Women during WWII 1950s/60s Factory Work: Many women decided that they would work in a factory. They worked in all manner of production ranging from making ammunition to uniforms to aeroplanes. The hours they worked were long and some women had to move to where the factories were. Those who moved away were paid more. Skilled women could earn £2.15 a week.
Working in the emergency department of our local hospital, I see so many young girls ranging from fourteen (14) and older having babies while still being babies themselves. Some are going on baby number two. Although I don’t feel like they are necessarily throwing their lives away, they are definitely making high school and the continuance of a college career a challenge. One could say this is where, between being married young and having babies’ young, the age old saying “barefoot and pregnant” comes into play. I read an article on the internet that said Loretta Lynn once stated in an interview that she had four babies before she ever knew why she was having
In the end it worked, According to Aja Sorensen’s, Rosie the Riveter,” 12 million women (one quarter of the workforce) were already working and by the end of the war, the number was up to 18 million, which was one third of the workforce” (Sorensen). Unfortunately, after the war while some women were demoted to their old low paying jobs, some were forced back in to their old lifestyle. Even
During this time, while women did have many more rights than ever before, they still had many expectations that usually were concerned within the home. Even though a woman could get a job, she was still designated caretaker/homemaker in most cases. In 1989, Arlie Russell Hochschild published book The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. Hochshild reported that even in the case of a two career couple, the woman ended up doing more than most of the housework. The very first sentence on this story reads that “Once upon a time there was a wife and mother one too many times” (39).