After all, in countries such as New Zealand (1893), Australia (1901), Finland (1906) or Norway (1913) women got the vote before the war began, whereas others such as Denmark (1915), Iceland (1915), Holland (1917) or Sweden (1919) gave it to women during the war without being involved in it. (http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/womenww1_three.htm) Women did make steps when it came to labor, but many women also looked down on the working class feminists. They thought it was unnecessary, and women should have their own place in the home
Ife Otukoya Period 5 Women in the Civil War: Positive or Negative A lot of historians would say that the Civil War took a negative toll on the country, but I say that it was positive. I say it’s positive because first, slaves were allowed to vote, and women’s rights were extended. They were able to take on the jobs and responsibilities once thought to be a man’s. In the present day women are out numbering men in the nursing profession. Before the civil war it was mostly men who were nurses, but since a lot of them went to war, the ladies took on the job.
Women went back to working at home and jobs were taken over by men again. They say that World War One did very little to change the position of women in Britain. The truth is that World War One did change the lives of women but the extent was limited and their role in society was never the same as it had been before 1914. It is important to remember that if it wasn’t for their protest and demonstration before, women’s rights wouldn’t have been on the agenda of the government and change would have taken much longer. With so many young men enlisted in the army, the role women played was crucial, not only to the war
In WWII women played an enormously tremendous role in Canada’s victory both on the home front and the war front. As men went off into war, their jobs back in Canada were left empty and therefore the women had to fill their spots. Having women work the men’s jobs during WWII make it possible for men to leave their working posts and go to war. If woman had not taken over the jobs, there would be production of munitions or other every day supplies (John D Clare). Men would have not been able to go to war in the woman had not been there to take their posts.
As soon as the war broke out, the women of Britain suspended their campaign for the franchise, and boosted recruitment among the country. For example, suffragists with their publicity machine, worked to persuade young men to join the army. Meanwhile, some women’s organizations, such as Mothers’ Union and the Active Service League also tried to encourage men to join the army. One method consisted of giving out white feathers that symbolized cowardice to those men not enlisted. (Walsh,76) The war also posed serious problems to the British economy and labor industry.
If a woman has conducted the same amount and level of training as any other man in the special forces, why should her potential be cut short simply because a woman has never fought on the front line before? The women eager to fight in battle are aware of the consequences and wish to be given the same opportunities as men but due to the conservative view of many, are being held back from serving Australia. Defence minister Stephen Smith has acknowledged this issue as “ too much of a cultural change for some to handle”, however he is in full backing of the shift to equal rights amongst men and women in combat. He then continues to say that “All roles on the frontline will be determined on the basis of merit, not on the basis of sex” So the real question is, who is holding this official change in history back? The government, due to statistics showing that on average more women around the world die in combat than men, believed to be caused
“The Treatment of War’s Impact on People” in Wolff’s “Casualty” and Gallant’s “The Moslem Wife” “All the survivors of the war had reached their homes and so put the perils of battle and the sea behind them.” -Homer, “The Odyssey” line 1 War is a horrifying, dangerous, and life changing experience. “Casualty” by Tobias Wolff and “The Moslem Wife” by Mavis Gallant both demonstrate the devastating effects war has on people. “Casualty” by Tobias Wolff is about two soldiers, B.D. and Ryan, whom are completing their tour of duty in the Vietnam War. “The Moslem Wife” by Mavis Gallant is about the experience of an innkeeper in southern France, Netta, whose home and life is invaded by the Second World War.
Elaine also mentioned that army’s own surveys, 90 percent of enlisted women have said they oppose involuntary combat assignments on the same basis men. Elaine approaches that even if physical capabilities were objectively measured and equal, co-ed combat assignments would affect discipline and unit cohesion. I feel in combat that they need to train the women and men the same if they are going to be on the same team and that’s when equality should come in and train them as one. In my mother’s opinion she agrees with Elaine that women shouldn’t be in combat because of medical issues and that will slow the team down and that dogs can smell women when they are on their minstrel
Kelly Kolb English-111-760 Eric Roe June 28th, 2011 A Woman Registering for Selective Service is Not Necessary Changing the law to mandate that women register for selective service for the military after so many years is an important issue that gets many different responses. After reading three very different sources on the topic of women in combat I developed a strong opinion, but none provoked me like Anne Quindlen’s essay “Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha.” Quindlen suggest that to end a gender war women should be required to register for selective services to produce equality and fairness. Brian Turner writes an emotional poem regarding female soldiers and sexual assault and Mary Eberstadt’s essay is aimed to address the issue of mothers
This was the mindset the public had about what women should do before the civil rights movement. They discriminated against women because they believed that women were not smart enough or weren’t strong enough to work. That soon changed when women in the United States also rebelled for equal rights under the civil rights movement. In 1963, Women received their first break, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act which made it illegal for employers to pay a women less than what a man would receive. In 1967, President Johnson's policy of 1965 was expanded to cover discrimination based on gender.