They would only make the decisions for them “who could join up and who could not, where they could work, and when they could change jobs.” (Thecanadianencyclopedia) It was a tough life, but it was the only way to support their husbands when their off to war. Women working back home was great-replacing the men’s jobs, working for war industries, and raising their family. Even if the women didn’t sign up for the military, they worked hard in the Home front and tried to give us the best support we ever needed. Women worked really hard and made a great contribution in WWII that lead to an allied
This period of time though was necessary to spark later movements for women’s rights. They learned of the freedom and independence they could have if they were to do things for themselves rather than doing what they were told to do with their lives. Just from seeing that production levels rose despite millions of men being called into the war proved that women could do as good of a job as men in these factories. Having black women in these jobs as well was a major step forward in the United States. The downside is that the economy could not sustain having jobs available for both these men and women once the men arrived back home from the war.
Introduction In the American civil war, thousands of women were involved as volunteer nurses in different military hospitals and the battle field. Although social taboos prohibited women from working outside their homes, women sought direct and convention involvement in the civil war. They focused on participating in the national struggle and pursuing career opportunities in the military rather than the traditionally confined domestic support roles. Women nurses experienced the detrimental and depressing constants of the civil war, such disease, as mutilated bodies, amputated limbs as well as death. In addition, they offered invaluable aid to the wounded and sick soldiers as well as medical authorities.
The unequal distribution of domestic responsibilities has held women back for generations; it still today continues to hinder women’s progression in the work-place. It seems like everyone thinks mum will stay at home and do the dishes, her little boy will grow up to become a big, strong man but not her daughter, of course, she is far too busy washing her own children’s dishes. But it is not just women who suffer sexism, men do also. For example: Shelia’s Wheels sell cheaper car insurance to women only, and they say it's because statistics show women to be safer drivers. Would it would be fair for a bank to offer men better rates on loans if stats showed that men were better at paying back loans than women were, utterly ludicrous.
One, you would introduce to your mother (Sean Young's character) and the other, you wouldn't ( the Darryl Hannah portrayal), because she would end up sleeping with her. (This attitude came about because women during the war in America found their true independence, they worked in jobs that men had a monopoly on). The evolution of film noir came principally because of supply and demand. The building blocks to capitalism. The studios had to churn these films out because of public demand, The suits funded these lesser projects with a limited budget.
Some women worked so long in the factories that they had to move closer to the factory. They got paid well, however men doing the same work as skilled women got paid more. That was not fair for the women. They struggled with discrimination, harassment, and physical pain from long hours and poor working conditions. Once the war was over and the men came home, the women had to give up their jobs and these hard-working women did not want to leave their jobs.
And she was and she goes on to explain her mother's life to the reader so she can prove this person wrong and justify her mother's long hardworking career on the farm. Despite the vast commitment her mother has to her family, farm, and lifestyle, Bonnie is denied death benefits only because she did not work at a desk job or any other work the government considers a legitimate job. The government needs to appreciate and reward more people like Martha Smith, a person who gives everything she has as service to her society. While it is quite difficult to define someone as a hardworking person, one cannot deny the amount of contribution a person serves to his or her country. Many people these days just get a regular job at some mediocre company just to get by.
However, some women joined the work force and would do jobs that men previously had held. Some were not forced to, but they had to work as hard as they could to support their families during this difficult time. In contrast, the writer Norman Cousins commented that there was a negative opinion on the women’s presence in the workforce despite women willing to acquire a living wage. He also stated in his book that the federal government proscribed holding government jobs by both members of a married couple, and many localities stopped hiring women whose husbands with a minimum wage (Cousins 1939). Another aspect of the Depression affecting life of women was the moral argument against working-women.
“Majority of the women’s duty consisted of laundry, childcare, nursing the sick, crafting and cooking.” Surprisingly, most women were honored to be a camp follower because they were not allowed to join the army. Being a camp follower allowed women to be a persistent spectator of the military camps. However, some white women such as Deborah Sampson and Margaret Cochran Corbin wanted to serve in the American Revolution. “These women felt the need to defend their families and homes from British and the American troops.” On the contrary, African American women sometimes felt excluded from the Revolutionary war because no citizenship rights were protracted to them. It was also unfortunate that the enslaved women were constantly abused by their mistresses, while the husband was serving in the
Also, once the men came home many women chose not to leave the workplace and return to their lives as housewives. They desired the financial freedom that came with earning your own pay independent of a husband. To a lesser extent the war also helped drive the Civil Rights movement that