After the Second World War, there definitely was a long lasting effect on the role of women in Canadian society. You all know that women are being treated a lot better than they were back in the First and Second World War compared to the women society today, well in this paper I will be proving this, but mainly focusing on the Second World War. During the First World War, it brought many good changes to the lives of Canadian women. We began to see women becoming more recognized and important not just in Canada, but around the world. They began to take up jobs that would be considered unsuitable for women before 1914, such as working in munitions factories and other war industries.
For this reason women performed jobs that were supposed to be done by men. Those jobs included; cipher duties, clerical work, telephone switchboard operator, wireless telegraphic operator, coder duties, cook, steward, messenger, elevator operator, and motor transport driver. The Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (CWAAF) In July 2nd 1941, the Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force was created by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). This division was formed to release men from combat duties. Countless numbers of women enrolled and started training in the field of coastal defence, shipping protection and overseas duties.
3) This was a major accomplishment for all women who fought for equality B. Seneca Falls Convention 1) A convention in Seneca Falls New York organized by a group of Quaker Women discussing the role of women in society. 2) The Declaration of Sentiments was prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 3) Only 100 out of 300 signed but this was still another step forward for women. C. League of Women Voters (NAWSA) 1) Carrie Chapman Catt was a key woman in winning women’s voting rights. 2) In 1916 she revealed her “Winning Plan” and was backed by the House of Senate.
Judging Bertha Wilson: Law as Large as Life by Ellen Anderson Book Review Women have achieved many great things since 1914. They have gained better education and if it wasn't for certain women we would never been acknowledged as a "person." Ellen Anderson has created the first biography of Canada's first woman Supreme Court judge, Bertha Wilson. This is a book that is long overdue, given that Madam Justice Wilson's historic importance as a jurist in Canada. The book is defined on the cover as an intellectual biography observing interviews with Bertha Wilson, her husband John Wilson, and many relatives, friends and contemporaries of her.
Firstly, employment for women throughout the war had a drastic improvement; many jobs became available for women to choose from. This was due to the gaps that men left in employment, after most of them went to war in 1914. Source A2 for example, clearly supports the interpretation that the number of jobs that women participated in increased from the years 1914 to 1918. This is because, the source is in the form of a bar graph which presents to bars, one representing the amount of women working in that job in 1914 and the other bar representing the amount of women working in that job in 1918. The types of employment included are Transport, Agriculture, Industry, Commerce, Civil Service, Hotels/Inns and Domestic Service).
Between 1914 and 1918, British women made significant contributions to the war effort in many ways. Most notably they emancipated more men to the front-lines, so their home country would have a greater chance of success in the First World War. British women did this through many ways. Firstly, they encouraged recruitment, which led more men to participate in the war. Secondly, the women kept the country going by sustaining the country’s labor needs.
Emily Pauline Johnson Aboriginal Women: A war against Racism and Women Inferiority ii Outline: Thesis statement: Emily Pauline Johnson was very concerned about two topics: Canadian Aboriginals and feminism. Paragraph 1: Introduction to the topic. Paragraph 2: Emily Pauline Johnson. Paragraph 3: Canadian Aboriginals. Paragraph 4: Feminism.
From this vast pool, one of the most significant points in this time period was the rise of consumer culture through women within this timeline. The works of “Sister Carrie” by Theodore Dreiser, “Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure” by Nan Enstad and “The Century-of-Progress Expositions” by Robert Rydell each reflect a certain area of female consumerism within their writings. “Sister Carrie” demonstrates it through the eyes of the fictional character of Carrie and her first introduction to Chicago and consumer culture. “Ladies of Labor” reflects consumer culture through examples of women in the workplace and the evolution of clothing worn by women and its significance to them in relation to how consumerism did not make the women into radicals, but rather it helped shape their culture and their identities as both workers and political actors. Within “Sister Carrie”, consumer culture finds itself in the fictional turn of the 20th century at the hands of Carrie.
Using my own research i will discover whether the World War One had a positive effect on the role of women. After the immediate rise in female unemployment at the beginning of the war due to the ‘middle-classes wish to economise’ (first world war, accessed 07/01/09), the only option to replace the volunteers gone to front was to employ women in the jobs they had left behind. This was supported by all the major feminist groups, who suddenly ‘became avid patriots and organisers of the women in support of the war effort’ (war and gender, accessed 22/01/09). Overall women’s employment increased from ‘three million in 1914 to five million in 1918’ (Murphy, p373, 2000). For many of the women the war was ‘a genuinely liberating experience’ (first world war, accessed 07/01/09), and made the women feel useful as citizens.