This amount of enthusiasm and energy women showed at work changed male attitude towards them and many realised these women were perfectly capable of being able to vote. The historian John Ray believes that WWI helped the decision to grant women the vote as “Women proved by their work that they deserved the vote equally with men.” And that “their war efforts succeeded where the suffragette campaign had failed”. However some believe that the great war in fact slowed the process of getting votes for women as before the breakout of war it looked like women were going to be granted the vote when Henry Asquith agreed to allow all suffragettes in prison to be released and arranged a meeting between the
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.
SIMILIARITIES AND DIFFERENCES World war ll was a great moment in history for women to step up to the plate and get the credit they deserve. Because the women replaced the men’s jobs who were off fighting for our country, they really made a huge impact to meet the wartime needs. Women made it possible. After World War two however, some things changed for the good and the bad. There are many differences and similarities of their roles during the war and after, this also includes the short-term and long-term effects on women forever.
They have come a long way but unfortunately, it is still also a long way away before women can truly achieve “equality”. Why must it be that during the war that women were recognized? It could be because women had to sew every piece of clothing the soldiers wore or perhaps it was the fact that women were the ones who had
It is undeniable that the suffragette movement had a profound effect on the course of women’s history. Many believe they were directly accountable for granting women suffrage. Yet, for others, their audacity caused ‘more harm than good’1 , and their militancy delayed enfranchisement. Some sources assessed here share that opinion and suggest militancy caused harmful publicity that deterred other women from joining them. In general, however, the sources suggests that in the short term the militant’s methods had great, positive significance.
Women of the Front Lines During World War II, women had their part within the contributions of this horrific event. They all helped heal, recover, expose, and express the tragedies of this war to everyone. These women went further than any other woman before by facing danger in order to bring a ray of hope to the suffering and injured of this war. For example; Therese Bonney, Clare Boothe Luce, and May Craig was just a few of these extraordinary women that paved the way for idea that women can do things just as good if not better than men. Therese Bonney was a heroine to people, whom was known as the “Photofighter” in a wartime comic book that was made at the time.
She was Franklin’s eyes and ears after he was diagnosed with polio, a severe disease that paralyzes you. She played a huge role in helping out women, which made her be the idol in many women’s lives. Eleanor fought whatever came her way and she always thought of others before she did herself. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11th, 1884 in
Even though it was a job dominated by men, during the civil war many women had to become nurses due to the lack of males. Even though many male doctors opposed women as nurses, women were so useful that complaints from doctors were soon ignored. Women nurses were very significant during this period of time because they helped save many lives and at least slow down the spread of disease and the death rate. But that’s not all that women in the nursing profession did. Women in this job also provided traditional women jobs such as cleaning, cooking, and laundering.
On average, American women make seventy seven cents to a man's dollar. Since they bother to get an education and work hard at a job, they feel that they should be able to earn just as much as men do. A second thing is that some women want birth control to be more easily accessible. And they also want the right to decide if they want to have an abortion or not. Many states have laws against abortion, and others are shutting down preexisting abortion clinics.
Working after marriage was generally something done mainly by poor women. There were some married career women, but generally having to work and look after a home and family was not considered mostly desirable. When Roosevelt decided to go to war, most of the men joined the war to defend for their country. During this time, women were encouraged to join the workforce in order to help their men get supplies. Some employers, however, rejected women because the jobs were previously assigned to men (Bogan).