Trilogy of 1940’s Women Brittanie Glover Baker College of Clinton Township Trilogy of 1940’s Women During the 1940’s women's roles and expectations in society were changing rapidly. Women had very little say in society and were stereotyped as stay home, baby makers, and to be a good home maker and wife. The 40's were different, life for women was expanding, the men were at war and someone had to step up and take their place. Not only did the women have to take care of home, they now had to take care of the finances while still looking awesome. Women in the 40’s began entering to workforce, working in factories, labored jobs and became the attention of society in the entertainment industry, some even started to join or volunteer in
Although before the Civil War, women rarely took a part in society, the war significantly changed women’s roles in many ways. Before the Civil War, women typically worked in and around their homes. The typical housewife would cook, clean and raise many children while the men worked. Many people typically did not promote women to branch out outside their homes, particularly stated by historian, Linda Miles Coppens that “Horace Man, president of Ohio’s new interracial and coeducational college publishes ‘A Few Thoughts on the Power and Duties of Women’ in New York. 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.
Women and Minority in Law Enforcement In 1905, Lola Balwin was the first female to join the Portland Police Bureau which led the way for females in the law enforcement agencies. Women were underrepresented in policing and not able to achieve equality with the men they worked with, the positions were not equal and either way the pay. It took seventy years to finally get an equal opportunity for women and minorities. Women were hired as research studies which were conducted in the 1970’s, females in the police force was basically an experiment seeing if females could really do the job as well as men. Which came to be very true and women were very successful in different areas to were men weren’t.
What does it mean to be a woman? Where does it all originate? Prior to the 18th century women had no equality they had to combat social and cultural inequalities .Soon after feminism started to take root and in today’s world women see themselves on par with men. However they still identify themselves by the role they fulfil. If you ask a woman the question “who are you?’ immediately the response would be mother, sister, wife, grandmother or they give their professional title.
Women were the providers for their families, working hard to make the food by selling at the market and doing the household chores to make sure everything was stable. During this riot they fought for no taxes, government positions, and respect. Both men and women had jobs in government before being colonized. Traditionally the people in government were elected by the city- a democracy. But when they were colonized by the British, the women were no longer allowed to express their grievances in the medium they had before (Olusola).
Women who are able to keep their jobs, and find a reasonable and affordable childcare facility are impacted by the glass ceiling barrier. If a single woman is considering having another child, not being able to bring home an equal pay for the same work duties a man earns, is a clear example of how the glass ceiling barrier is a penalty for women who have children while working a job. Although the glass ceiling barrier is mainly used for top level positions, it also affects women of all economic levels. “In 2002, American employers paid out over $263 million in sex discrimination lawsuits.” (Murphy and Graff 36) Companies like Wall-Mart in 2007, Home Depot in 1997, and Publix Super Markets in 1997 have all been sued for gender discrimination by numerous female workers, and all have had to settle out of court. (Trumball
According to Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts (2009 ), assessments of statuses of women and minorities in police work shows that there are obstacles in official and informal structures of police work organizations related to gender and race. Regardless of assessment studies, which show that women are effective patrol officers, organizational principles of law enforcement has repelled the combination of women into patrol officers for more than 20 years. There are three kinds of organizational resistance to slowing down staffing and preservation of female patrol officers. The first organizational resistance is called Technical Resistance. Technical Resistance comprises of failure to adjust police uniforms, gear, and tools sufficiently for women, and constant issues on physical testing, and firearms during their drills, and preperations.
She was jailed many times over the course of her life for publicly speaking and writing about her beliefs. In the early 1900’s she worked in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a neighborhood of mostly poor, immigrants. She treated many women after “back alley abortions” or attempts at self-induced abortion. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously decide whether she will or will not be a mother,” (The Biography Website, 2014) It wasn’t until 1936 that the Supreme Court ruled that doctors could legally prescribe and discuss birth control methods. While I don’t agree with her thoughts on eugenics, I strongly believe in the right of every person to make decisions regarding their own health.
1 – Who were Suffragettes? Suffrage means having the right to vote in political elections. Today women have freedom and rights to vote which can be taken for granted. The mid 19th century woman had no rights and no independent means and was always seen as second class. A woman’s role was looking after the home, and being a mother to her children.
He stresses the importance of inalienable rights that cannot be taken away. This is important because as minorities, women were not being treated with their full rights given by the constitution, it is evident that tolerance and acceptance would be the cure. Imagine the life of a woman just before the 1960s. Women were denied basic civil rights, “trapped” in their homes and discriminated in the workforce. When the 1960’s came along and men were enlisted into World War II, women had the chance to work the jobs of men and have a say in the government.