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.
Therefore, a number of women were laid off or took up lower-paying "female" jobs, such as domestic workers, secretaries and clerical workers. In addition, as the National Park Service suggests, the change in the image of women was only temporary and most women returned to their home-keeping duties. "Rosie the Riveter," first featured in the song of the same name by R. Evans and J. Loeb in 1943 and depicted as a tireless female assembly line worker in posters and magazines, was no longer the dominant
Prof. Holcman AMH2020 5 November 2012 Women during World War Two People often say that "behind every great man is a great woman (Franklin)." This has been proven correct throughout history many times especially during the period of World War Two. Many do believe that it was only the men who fought and did all the work but it was really the women who contributed a big part in the survival of the United States of America. The year was 1942, the men had left to war, leaving the women at home with more responsibility then they ever bargained for. American women had been left with duties that they knew must be done.
Devin Bryant Mrs. Kemp Language Arts 11 Rough Draft 1920’s vs. Now Women in the 1920’s had totally different standards from the life of women now. The job market for women was dreadful. Single women had the highest chance to find a job, because they had to keep themselves on their feet. The women took jobs of nursing, teaching and warfare. Now women have a variety of jobs, from nursing to serving the military.
Women Who Made a Difference January 9, 2012 World War II came after the women’s right to vote, which was a major accomplishment for women. But when the war started in 1941, the women in the military were nurses. WWII opened up opportunities for women that had never been available before. As the men were called up for duty, the women was left behind to care for families (Beasley, 2002), which meant they had to work and provide for their family. Most jobs were deemed a “man jobs”, but employers had to hire women to replace the men who went to serve.
Domonique Robinson Paper 3 October 17th 2011 Word Count: 608 Breaking the Stigma Women were not always thought to be as strong as they are today. Women have come a long way and mostly due to themselves. Well into the 19th century, women’s roles were constrained to their households. They worked in the home while males worked out of the home. The women’s role was to be a wife and a mother.
The only things women were “good for” was taking care of their children and husband. Women has many obligations and very few choices, it was a women’s obligation to take care of her family as well as, clean, cook, sew, knit, and basically do anything and everything her husband asked or demanded. Women were more salves than actual wives. They were owned by men, whether it was her father, brothers, cousins, and/or husbands, they were viewed more as property than actual humans. Girls had to learn this life style at a very early age, if their mothers were busy gathering food; the daughter was to maintain the household.
World War one gave women they opportunities to be able to show men that they could do more than simply bring up children and look after their homes. Woman played a vital role during the war in keeping soldiers equipped with ammunitions; in many ways they also helped the nation moving throw help. With hundreds and thousands of young men volunteering to join the army, there was a gap in employment leaving women to fill these gaps taking on men’s roles including shop assistants, munitions workers, services, and plenty more. World War one proved a turning point for women, in August 1914 women had no political power from the suffragettes, but by 1918 women were given the vote by proving they were just as important as men were. Women’s attitudes
Before World War one, working class women mostly did domestic jobs such as servants. However as men went/left for World War one, they left their jobs behind and women had to replace those. As well as this, after the World War one, women now had a political right, which was a big improvement/change for women as they now had higher wages but not as high as men’s. Positive side Several sources highlight the new opportunities and experiences that the Great War provided women. The following sources illustrate this change that many have considered a turning point in women’s history.
It examines how women in middle-class America, mainly married women who don’t work full time, have adopted roles in the home not much different from those of Victorian England; roles of child-rearing, subservience, and kowtowing to male dominance. It begins with an analysis of two towns, Vanport City, a World War II era two era town built for working women with husbands fighting in the war, and Levittown, the first true post-World War II American suburb. This suburb failed, however it created a standard for women in America that still prevails today. It also erased almost all the advances women made in the workforce during the war. This book will help my research on the American Dream because it examines specifically womens’ role in the American Dream and how it has changed throughout