After the Second World War, there definitely was a long lasting effect on the role of women in Canadian society. You all know that women are being treated a lot better than they were back in the First and Second World War compared to the women society today, well in this paper I will be proving this, but mainly focusing on the Second World War. During the First World War, it brought many good changes to the lives of Canadian women. We began to see women becoming more recognized and important not just in Canada, but around the world. They began to take up jobs that would be considered unsuitable for women before 1914, such as working in munitions factories and other war industries.
Intro: Women leadership. Just the thought is something that many people still find hard to support, and others are actively fighting for everyday. Our society is one made up of millions of different types of people, and yet it seems it always comes down to just two factors : Male or Female. In a world where gender is everything, and gender roles are stressed from the day we enter the world, it is often to hard to break out of the stereotypes placed on ourselves and prove that all of us are, gender aside, simply human. Has society and culture hindered women’s abilities to lead, and are women still constantly judged against?
The historical debate surrounding this topic is wether women’s lives really did change greatly after the two world wars, or wether their lives simply went back to the way they were before the war started. This essay will discuss women’s participation during the two world wars, the gaining of the vote, women in the workplace after the wars, their role in society and how it changed and eventually, coming to the conclusion that women’s lives did not change to a great extent, and that it was all a result of changing times in society. Women’s participation during the two world wars was greatly appreciated. The great war came to be seen as a great opportunity for women, however, when war first broke out, the war was seen a threat to women’s position1. There was a massive disruption of the industries in which women were mostly employed, such as dress-making and textiles.
In response to women’s contribution in WW1 Women gained the right to vote. Because the women helped the government in order to win the war by creating ammunition and Farming, this changed the lives of women by having the right to choose who is going to control the country. I can also infer that, the group called the Suffragettes has been fighting for women's rights. Because, the leader Mrs Pankhurst believes that women and men are equal and should have the rights and this changed woman's life by getting the same amount of payment as the men. This can be seen on source A1 which states that ‘’ women had proved that they were just as important to the war effort as men in 1918 women were given some form of political representation.
Women wanted the same working rights as men, and they fought hard for it. Suffragettes stoped their campaign of violence and supported the government and its war effort in every way. The work done by women in the First World War was to be vital for Britain's war effort. Even though women gained the right to vote shortly after the war, its argued that the war wasn’t really the cause of giving women this right. 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.
The Fight for Women’s Rights Essay 2 Outline Introduction Thesis: Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women to have legal rights, have better jobs, and higher education, even though many men shunned her. I. Women fought laws that would discriminate against them. A. Seneca Falls Convention B. “Declaration of Sentiments” C. Divorce rights D. Hold property E. Guardianship of children II.
Eastman makes it clear to her readers, that no matter the stance a woman takes on the women’s rights movement, a true feminist will always fight for what she believes in with courage and strength. Eastman states, “In fighting for the right to vote most women have tried to be either non-committal or thoroughly respectable on every other subject. Now they can say what they are really after; and what they are after, in common with all the rest of the struggling world, is freedom” (Eastman). Women fought for many years for their rights, women including Susan B Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Stanton and many more. For years these women worked hard as activists for women’s rights and in August of 1920 the 19th Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote.
Women’s Suffrage in America Since the beginning of time women have had a different, sometimes unequal role than men. All over the world women have struggled and still struggle for equality. More specifically, in the United States of America women have really made efforts to justify their human rights. Since the first colonies women have expressed the right to vote and been denied or ignored by men. The Declaration of Independence’s wording specifies “All men are created equal.” Ever since then women have been determined to rewrite those words.
Women's Rights The history of women and their rights in the United States has been an ongoing battle. Granted, there have been many strides, yet with women as subordinate to men there are still issues that are unresolved. Not only do women have social issues, but also the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups have much discrimination too. Unequal rights and discrimination on minority groups are constant debates in the United States society. Women’s status in the United States history was subordinate to the men.
Is feminism still relevant in the modern world? In the early 20th century the suffragettes played a huge part in gaining votes for women. World War One also played a large part the feminist movement as women who had previously been deemed incapable of much more than looking after children and husbands were now required to help in other areas such as the work force as part of the war effort. After World War One women were not content to revert back to their pre-war status. World War Two required women in the munitions factories and as land girls which due to the shortage of men gave, women a definite place in the working environment, and the argument of women being incapable was now of no consequence.