This has however been limited to menial jobs and the pays made have been very low. Women started recording large numbers in the work force during and after the First World War. This was mainly due to the shortage of men. However, it was not until the World War Two that the highest statistics were recorded. They started taking positions that were originally reserved for men.
The Role of Women in WWII World War II involved a global conflict on a unique scale. Male soldiers were needed, so who was there to run the country back home? All that would be left, would be the women. The hard work of women was represented in the United States by the image of “Rosie the Riveter”, a woman factory laborer performing what was previously considered a man’s job during peace times. Different opportunities, confidence and skill level, now allowed many women to start getting paid.
The Civil War started in 1861 and ended in 1865. Over 600,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed and much, much more were badly injured. Nurses were mostly volunteers and were not getting paid for their work. This is the main reason for the idea of volunteerism which is a big part of the society today. From small cuts to amputations and more, women underwent the most gruesome constants of war first hand.
In 1981 a research study found that the number of woman employees had grown to 40 percent of the work force in the large firms (Hodgetts&Luthans 483). But disappointing fact is that only 0.5 percent of the total woman work force is in management group. These facts clearly show the limited opportunities for the working woman and violation of equal employment opportunity laws. There are other number of reasons for the disappointments and dissatisfaction among the working woman at their work place. These reasons are also effecting their work performance too.
Evolution of Military Women Susan Jewett Austin Peay University Diversity in the Workplace Dr. Thomas Cox December 4, 2013 Abstract This research is to express the growth of gender diversity within the United States military. Women have long been a strong force within the Unites States military; however they were limited to be only caregivers and nurses until the last few decades. Women have fought for equality and ranking for hundreds of years to only be held back in every aspect. Most areas of the workforce have adapted to allow women more growth and leadership with the exception of the United States military. We will look at the lack of women to grow into the top positions, the history of women in the military, and whether they really want to be equal to men within the military.
Many people do not realize that, while there is no doubt women have come a long way from the discrimination and struggles they have faced in the previous centuries, when it comes to getting an education and/or finding a job, there is still a fair amount of inequality when it comes to a woman’s role in the working world. Whether someone is a working woman herself or has come to see a need in helping support the rights of women, this is a sure wake up call that women still do not always get a fair share when it comes to getting paid, attaining promotions, or entering certain fields. “Throughout most of history women generally have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men” (“WIC”). Not tool long ago women had no other role than to be at home doing household things and taking care of children. “Wifehood and motherhood were regarded as women’s most significant professions” (“WIC”).
Fenby (2008, p.361) states that after social reforms were publicized, the custom of marriage more than one wife at the same time, the sale of girls and female infanticide were forbidden. Furthermore, wives were announced to be equal to their husbands. Thus, over a million women draw advantage from new divorce law. Even though the law brought many benefits for women in modern society, it has missed many details and needed to refine. This essay presents the changing roles of women and men at home, at work and in society happening in both rural and urban areas.
During World War II many women took up jobs that had previously been considered only for men. Women worked in heavy industry and on the land, among other things. In the years from the outbreak of World War II until the early 1950s, many social changes took place that contributed towards the birth of the women's liberation movement. These social changes can be seen extremely clearly as data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau show that from 1940 to its peak in 1950, the labor force participation (LFP) rate for all women increased by 24.3 percent. It is an interesting statement on the social attitudes toward female labor that ‘the war did not inflate women’s wages.
This is still only 29.1% of total lawyers but a major change has occurred, resulting in more equality for women. During this period of time, more than 281,965 women chose a career that had been dominated by men. Insurance adjustors, examiners, and investigators started out at a higher percentage of the workforce being women with 37,387 women out of 109,000 total workers in 1972. However, by 2003 226,575 of 265,000 insurance adjustors, examiners, and investigators were women. Women have taken over this profession.
Women's movement in the Third World: Identity, Mobilization and Autonomy". Manuel Castells argues that women identity is negated and ignored by the patriarchal branch in the society. This is not a recent phenomenon rather this thought has been prevailing since ancient times. Same was the case with the Machinist's of Ford Corporation, they were neglected and were placed as unskilled labors on the pay scale. They were made to work for hours without sufficient pays.