Husbands, brothers, and fathers had died in pretty much every family and household. There were many things that women were expected to do during the war, such as working, volunteering, and having kids to keep the population up. However, the role of women did not remain this way after the war. Once the war was over and the men began to return home, women were expected to return to the kitchens and hearths as before, and women in the army lost their
The Great War also cannot be overlooked as women made a huge contribution to their country during the war, and many believe we could not have won the war without women. Gaining political advantage was another factor that may have caused the votes for women. The fear of communism also played a part in getting women the vote. Before 1918 women were seen as second class citizens and incapable of voting. When they were married all of their belongings would go to the husband and they were then expected to stay at home and do the housework, when the men would be out working.
During the occurence of numerous events, in particular WW1, the privilages of wowen were altered drstically during and following the war. Prior to WW1 women typically played the position of the homemaker; women were rather foucused on their beauty rather than their ability to perform. Their status was directed at maintaining the annual duties of the family and children, consisting of cleaning and caring for the house. As men left for service, logically the voyge was filled by a percentasge of women; which resulted in the percentage of women of women employ increasing. There was an sudded influxo f women to take on each untradational occupation.
Some women “felt they were needed at home to raise families, crops for food and to fill the jobs that the men had vacated in order to serve their country.”(Suite101) Women’s lives on the home front during World War II were a significant part of the war effort for all participants and had a major impact on the outcome of the war. Once the men went off to war and left their jobs, the women that were single had a great advantage because job opportunities were everywhere. In the other hand married women had a tough time, especially if they had children. Hundreds of women worked in machine shops, welding shops, manufacturing plants, and also worked in war industries to make equipment for the war. New industries, naval, and army bases were being built during the home front.
Her unsuccessful and violent father moved the family many times, and her older brother was favored by her grandfathers’ will. By growing up in this type of household, she thought that marriage life was dangerous for women. As she grew older, events in the lives of her family and friends only strengthened her views that marriage was often hazardous for women (Miller par 3). This influential time of her life proved to be for the better: this pushed Mary toward self-educating and to write. In her novel, “Mary: A Fiction” (1788), a women dies from fever after she accepts the hopelessness of her life.
Chapter 14 Essay (#5) Women played a very significant role during the civil war. For example, since men left to fight in the war, vast amounts of women had to take the roles of men in multiple aspects such as teachers, office workers, and many other professions in which they were obligated to comply in order to maintain an attempt at having a stable community during war time. Even though women took many different jobs men dominated previously, the profession in which most women found themselves during the civil war was in nursing. Besides being workers during tough times, women such as Susan B. Anthony led other women into reforms movements like women’s suffrage and abolition. During the civil war, women played a very significant role because they took many roles
The Depression hit women, like other minority groups in American society, similarly harsh because of that payrolls of many communities and private companies were open only to males. The main role of women during the Great Depression was that of the homemaker. Some women had gone through college level education and, like their male counterparts, were having a difficult time of finding employment. Those with families had the task of keeping their family together, as the traditional view of motherhood role, when the principle moneymaker of the family was out of work. However, some women joined the work force and would do jobs that men previously had held.
The movement helped bring about major changes in the lives for women as a whole, and also in everyday life of others in the United States. Before the women begin to act out about the treatment they received for society, their expected roles was to sit home, bear children, clean the house, clean the clothes and cook. Tired, stressed and frustrated women had many demands that the societal expectations of them change, from being servile house-bound creatures expected to save themselves for one man in marriage, after and during this movement women were able to get professional and blue-collar jobs that were available only for men. Women were treated as though they were second class citizens and not as an equal to man. It put the demands for women’s equality, religion, sports, marriage and child bearing on a higher scale.
The role of women before, after, and during World War II was very diverse to say the least but women's lives changed in many ways during World War II. Many women found their roles and opportunities and responsibilities expanded, as they did in previous wars. Husbands went to war or went to work in factories in other parts of the country, and the wives had to pick up their husbands' responsibilities. With fewer men in the workforce, women filled more traditionally-male jobs. In the military, women were banned from combat duty, so women were called on to fill some jobs that men had performed, to free men for combat duty.
“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