1) How have women right changed since 1945 from house wife mother to career women from having unequal pay to equal pay from having limited education to getting increased access as well as being a follower to becoming a leader. 2) This all started to occur when women demonstrated that they were capable of filling the jobs left by men who were apart of the 2nd world war. But following the arrivals of the soldiers women were expected to return to their traditional rule as house 3) Wife but after the experience of fulfilling a mans occupation they all objected the so called obligation. To prove this many feminist begun the establishment of committees to lobby government in order to gain the privilege of taking up 4) Any occupation
Dellie Hahne, who worked as a nurse’s aid during World War II, once said, "I think a lot of women said, Screw that noise. 'Cause they had a taste of freedom, they had a taste of making their own money, a taste of spending their own money, making their own decisions. I think the beginning of the women's movement had its seeds right there in World War Two." (www.shmoop.com) After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States officially entered World War II. Because of men and women leaving for war, many young women and once unemployed wives had to take over their roles back home and become the main supplier for everything.
During this time, women had to take up many responsibilities, in replace of the men who were fighting in war. For example, women had to earn money for the family, which left them no choice but to get a job. With men being gone and nobody to control their lives, women took advantage of their new-found freedom. Fashion became a large influence on women in the 1920’s. This allowed women to become independent and free from the society.
(Contexts, American Sociological Association) “We Can Do It!” For many Contexts readers, these words will bring to mind the World War II-era poster of a female factory worker in a red bandana and a blue work shirt, her sleeves rolled up and her fist held high. This image has been widely associated with “Rosie the Riveter,” a fictional persona that represented (and encouraged) American women who joined the war effort by temporarily entering the paid workforce. Accordingly, it’s become a feminist icon, a symbol of women’s empowerment and solidarity. The poster is so recognizable today that it’s often parodied or appropriated for everything from campaigns to improve women’s lives to marketing for cleaning products. You can even buy a “Rosie the Riveter” action figure, complete with “We Can Do It!” emblazoned on the packaging.
World War II and Female War Correspondents After America’s entry into World War II, women became the mainstay of the American workforce due to the exodus of the male population that was fighting in Europe and the Pacific. This was a stellar opportunity for females to advance their journalistic careers both overseas and the American home front. At the end of World War II, more than 127 female war correspondents had received official accreditation from the United States military as war correspondents. Three of the most successful of those women were Clare Booth Luce, Therese Bonney, and Marvin Breckinridge Patterson (Library of Congress, 2010). Prior to World War II, Clare Booth Luce was a playwright living in the United States, Therese
1) During the Second World War, women proved that they could do "men's" work, and do it well. With men away to serve in the military and demands for war material increasing, manufacturing jobs opened up to women and upped their earning power. Yet women's employment was only encouraged as long as the war was on. Once the war was over, federal and civilian policies replaced women workers with men. 2) When the United States entered World War II in 1941, 12 million women were already working (making up one quarter of the workforce), and by the end of the war, the number was up to 18 million (one third of the workforce).
Certainly, it contains sex and violence, characteristics of any age, but its strength is in its use of language, its power is in its structure. Ragtime accurately reflects the turn of the century in the “awakening” of the consciousness of women, the rush towards industrialism, the struggle for racial equality, and the horror of working conditions for immigrants. I can see myself pulling a tad bit of information from this book just because it talks about the racial issues that was faced back then that caused a lot of controversial issues. Would I recommend this book to others? I would be cautious to whom I recommend this to, because of the censorship, and the controversial issues; but, it does help with certain
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
“Men were there to run the public world—business, politics, religion……women were there to run the household,” wrote Collins. Then, it all changed when the civil-rights movement forced the American public to address the issue of equality. Women became more likely to enter careers that required advanced education and colleges began admitting more women. There were a growing number of female doctors, lawyers, and elected officials. Even though they were actively proving their competence, they continued to be discriminated against in various subtle - and sometimes not so subtle -
World War II had effects on everyone but it changed women’s lives radically, which lead into the second wave of feminism known as the women’s movement of the 1960s through the 1970s. The women’s movement is a varied social movement because it covers women’s family, sexuality, and especially their work (History.com). At the peak of this movement in the 1960s women sought to use law and legislation to overturn political and economical inequality. The women’s movement was influential in getting rid of the discrimination and harassment issues that women faced on the job. With the role of women changing in the 1960’s, more women were entering the workforce and with that increasing the frustration of women regarding gender inequality in salary,