The lives of women on the Home Front were greatly affected by World War I The lives of women were greatly affected by the war, mainly in a positive way in the long run. Before the war upper-class women did not work, in contrast working class women worked in professions such as maids or working in factories as a way to provide for their families. Statistics show that as many as 11% of women worked as domestic servants before the war. The war also helped the social status of women dramatically in a positive manner as well as giving women the chance to work in a greater variety of jobs, although after the war they were expected to return to their original traditional housewife role. When the war broke out in August 1914, thousands of women lost their jobs in dressmaking, millenary and jewellery making.
In your own words outline how Hobsbawm (1995) and Sandbrook (2005) chart the increasing role of female consumers during the Post War Golden Age. In this essay I will look at the how the Golden Age brought a revolution in the role of women both socially and economically. Both Hobsbawm and Sandbrook look at the different ways in which women become increasingly important in the consumer society, I will look at the female role in the labour market and increased availability of consumer durables. As well as other products which became more readily available in the Golden Age period from 1950 to 1973. Industrialisation had lead to many families moving from agriculture into the big cities, this meant that more jobs were available, many of these being non-heavy manual labour jobs, many of the jobs in the agricultural sector were hard manual labour, and in this society were often seen as too strenuous for women, but after the industrial revolution a wider variety and larger quantity of jobs were now available.
Assess the contribution of feminist theorists and researchers to an understanding of society today Feminism comes in different forms such as liberal feminists, radical feminist, Marxist feminists, black feminists, dual-systems feminism, difference feminism and poststructuralism. Feminist theorists such as Sue Sharpe, Becky Francis, Judith Butler and so forth have contributed to giving us an understanding of society today. Gender inequality has become more aware in today’s society and has majorly changed over recent years such as girls overtaking boys at school and men and women still do not occupy equal positions in society. Without feminism people of society today wouldn’t have realised girl’s ambitions changing and how girls got treated differently and this wouldn’t have changed if feminists took a note and researched this further. So this has contributed to how we see society today, people notice girls doing better in school and genuinely how people see education.
A wider range of jobs became available to them, they gained more independence and weren’t viewed as second citizens but most importantly, World War One lead to women in Britain gaining the vote. Before the First World War, The majority of women stayed at home and their priorities were looking after the family and the house. Women were seen as the property of their husband. The variety of women’s jobs was very narrow and most women had never had a proper job in their lives. During the war, asso many men were involved in fighting, countless women had a job whether it was working in a munition factory, driving an ambulance or working for the transport of London.
The changes were apparent as a result of evacuation, rationing, women workers and the Beveridge Report. In the 1930’s, before the Second World War, most women were expected to stay at home while their husbands worked to look after the children. However, when war broke out and the men had to go and fight, the women had to do the men’s previous jobs. During the Second World War the number of women workers increased by 50% to almost 7 million. Some joined the Land Army and others worked in the factories producing weapons.
In an arrange marriage the bride has to go through a bigger deal of adjustment than the groom, which makes the marriage unfair. The American system of marriage is better than the arrange marriage system because it has more equality and freedom. According Anne Roiphe’s essay “A Tale of Two Divorces” the Women’s Movement was a factor for dramatic change in the American system of marriage. In 1960, the world of American women was limited in almost every respect, from family life to the workplace. A woman was expected to follow one path, to marry in her early 20s, start a family quickly, and devote her life to homemaking.
“Most of his female guests were too young to know one from another.” This shows that he liked to have young women at his parties and that prohibition had been enforced for a long time. The tense of the writing changes to the present continuous tense to convey that Gatsby’s parties are excessive; this is also portrayed because the syntax is ongoing like Gatsby’s wealth. Nick Carraway was one of the few guests to be invited to Gatsby’s party this depicts that Gatsby is a mysterious person but desires for the upper classes to have a good time during the 1920s which
“We all go through the same things-it’s all just a different kind of the same thing!” (194). Mrs. Hale feels connected to Minnie as an oppressed woman and believes that by helping her, she is helping all women. Mrs. Hale has a lot of guilt for not having been a better friend to Minnie and for not seeing her more often. She continually voices her deep regret for refusing to visit Minnie. “The picture of that girl, the fact that she had lived neighbor to that girl for twenty years, and had let her die for lack of life, was suddenly more than [Mrs. Hale] could bear” (194).
However, changes in attitudes occurred through two World Wars, Feminism and the advancement of Technology. Women are no longer restricted to traditional roles and they can choose what they want to do. This essay will now discuss how Western Culture’s opinions and beliefs regarding a ‘woman’s place’ have changed. During the ‘World Wars’, women took on multiple roles to keep the country’s economy afloat. They worked in paid employment as well as, within their homes.