The role of women before, after, and during World War II was very diverse to say the least but women's lives changed in many ways during World War II. Many women found their roles and opportunities and responsibilities expanded, as they did in previous wars. Husbands went to war or went to work in factories in other parts of the country, and the wives had to pick up their husbands' responsibilities. With fewer men in the workforce, women filled more traditionally-male jobs. In the military, women were banned from combat duty, so women were called on to fill some jobs that men had performed, to free men for combat duty.
He warns women against vocations of preaching or politics, explaining that they can influence public opinion in their homes and communities.” They were strictly housewives and were destined to raise children. As the Industrial Revolution began, the women became more active in the labor force. The Industrial Revolution seemed to be a turning point for many women. Due to the Civil War and the start of the Industrial Revolution, women became involved in more labor-intensive jobs. Although the Industrial Revolution started before the war, with men leaving to fight for the Confederacy or the Union, women needed to start taking the places of men.
To what extent did women’s lives change 1850-1901? Women’s lives may not have changed a great deal between the years 1850 and 1901 but the changes that did occur did have an impact on women’s lives. Though there may have been some much bigger changes that came after this time period, it was the changes that happened in these years that kick started the change for women politically and socially. In 1850 women’s roles within society were extremely restricted and they had very limited opportunities. Women were expected to marry, have children and financially they were expected to be fully dependent on their husbands.
Moving Forward Michelle Oliveira HIS 204 George Aleman 10/19/2012 For centuries in America women were thought to be inadequate to that of men. Women were in charge of the cooking, the cleaning, raising children among other less than appealing tasks. Still today, many of these views have not completely changed from our society, but in the United States during the twentieth century, many of the roles that Americans had become familiar with began to change radically. Women wanted equality and fought for it not only at home but in the work place, in education and the military and in other areas as well. During the nineteenth century, when the Women’s Movement was beginning, many schools were established
Before World War I, women had few rights. But their experience in the Great War changed that forever. Their views towards life changed or improved, and by the middle of the 19th century, women were demanding equality with men. They wanted the right to vote in elections and an equal chance to work and get educated. They also wanted the right to have their own possessions, to divorce their husbands, and to keep their children after divorce.
The movement helped bring about major changes in the lives for women as a whole, and also in everyday life of others in the United States. Before the women begin to act out about the treatment they received for society, their expected roles was to sit home, bear children, clean the house, clean the clothes and cook. Tired, stressed and frustrated women had many demands that the societal expectations of them change, from being servile house-bound creatures expected to save themselves for one man in marriage, after and during this movement women were able to get professional and blue-collar jobs that were available only for men. Women were treated as though they were second class citizens and not as an equal to man. It put the demands for women’s equality, religion, sports, marriage and child bearing on a higher scale.
When she then returned in the 90s she found that the list had flipped, with jobs and careers being in first place. This shows how attitudes have changed in a short time, making singlehood more popular. Another reason for the growth in singlehood could be the influence feminism has. More women are choosing to live alone, due to having the capacity to do so, as they don’t need the financial stability marriage once gave them. Feminism has
Women in early societies lived to reproduced and continue the blood line, mostly striving for male babies. People in society in some ways believed that god wanted life to run as women as the follower or to be inferior. Women through the years pushed to work and for education and over time laws were granted to allow this for women. The people saw a need for more workers with more jobs now available. The turn of women’s rights has gradually changed so much that women and men are pretty much considered equal in most of the
Some of these changes were for the good, however some created a negative impact. Cultural changes in the 1960’s led to a transformation in the lives of women. Women began to fight for their rights to attain equal pay and to bring an end to domestic violence. This violence included sexual harassment, also women began to demand equal amount of sharing in the housework as well as child bearing. Women began to use contraception and birth control.
woman needed to work due to financial instability in the home. They saw the opportunity to get better paying jobs and provide a better income for their families. However, that wasn’t enough. As the war progressed, more and more men were drafted and eventually men that were previously exempt from being drafted were called upon to serve their country overseas as well. These married woman who’s husbands were fighting in the war couldn’t care for their children while simultaneously working so the nation called upon their next big target, the single women fresh out of college.