Prior to the war it was unusual for a woman to enroll in advanced courses, due to their distinctive role in the household. Lobor unions fough against the the hiring of women in factories. Women were paid half the wages of men; and worked in conditions that were dangerous and unhealthy. Existing unions were often hostile toward towards females. Young women and girls also worked as nurses during the war.
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.
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. Women active in the war, however, began to change the way men and society viewed them. Men started respecting
According to numbers of the National Park Service, by late 1941, 14 million women constituted one quarter of the nation's workforce. The Second World War was a pivotal event for women's establishment as an equal part of the workforce. Men entered military service, leaving a high number of jobs vacant which women had to cover. By the end of the war, the number of employed women had risen to 18 million, one third of the total workforce Contribution to War Effort Direct involvement of women in military operations in the European and East Asian theatre of the war was limited. However, the nation's female population played a decisive role in wartime production, ensuring the smooth transition to a war economy.
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.
With all of the men fighting in the war many women were employed in fields that were not generally accepted as “women’s work”. Many of these jobs ranged from trade jobs to volunteering as nurses in VA hospitals, but possible the biggest mark that women made were in the munitions factories. This undoubtedly solidified the quest for women’s rights nearly thirty years earlier. The U.S. Army created a
Was World War II a good war?..... The advancement of women's rights got a major boost from the US involvement in WWII. With such a large portion of the male population away at war, the women of the country went to work in many positions that before WWII they would never have been allowed to even consider. They proved that women could do many of the jobs just as well as the men and thus expanded the variety of job opportunities for women in the future. Also, once the men came home many women chose not to leave the workplace and return to their lives as housewives.
Though at first women were getting ready to show their stuff when the war was declared. Their moment of glory did not last too long. Many of whom were hired, such as by the government. But as soon the war ended, and just like that, the women were fired from their respective jobs as they were easily handed back to those who were working before them. In contrast, the women of the North were slightly getting some gain on their status as opposed to the South as they did not even try to alter their said economical and political roles.
I would have been a hero as a woman in supporting and sustaining the conflict. Many of the heroes in World War II were women who gave up the security of home to face the unknown in answering to the nation at a time when it was needed. As the need for men in the armed services grew, women supported these men by producing planes, ships, and ammunition, also by attending to the ill and wounded. Women also filled jobs in the military vacated by men called up for active duty. They could and they did.
Other women drove trucks, but few actually participated in heavy industries. This would not be the case in World War II, but women in 1917 still faced much gender discrimination. Those women who did take new jobs during the war lost them immediately when men returned from Europe. Nevertheless, the participation of women in the war was very significant—not only for the nation, but their own cause. (Bowles,