Women had many roles during World War II. They helped the military, worked in factories, and became nurses. Before the war, many women were just home makers. During World War II women could do anything. Even famous Rosie the Riveter once said, “We Can Do It!” (Panchyk 57) Women played a huge role in World War II.
The peaceful campaigning of the suffragists’ was a key factor in women receiving the vote. The suffragists’ started the whole route of women gaining the vote; they were the ever moving force behind the movement. However historian Martin Pugh suggests that “Suffragists would probably have done better to have made common cause with all unenfranchised men and women from the start and thereby they might have extended their appeal” because all men had not yet received the vote it was argued that women should not receive the franchise when it was not fully given to all men. However there were other contributing factors leading up to 1918 and women gaining the vote. They include the work of the suffragettes’ who caused chaos and grabbed the spotlight away from the suffragists’ after a group of women decided it was time to make a militant stand.
Surely, gender is not the main factor to decide that who can do good job in military because women can be a good sodier in some duties. Besides, women should be allowed into combat because of the following reasons: women can do good at leadership position, increasing more jobs for women today and women can do some specific jobs that male can not complete. First of all, women can do good at leadership position. In the past decades, women did not allowed to join in high positions such as: CEO, boss, manager or they could not allowed to run for president because women are emotional. In addition, people thought that women are too sensitive when they face to problems so they often solve the problems by their heart than their mind.
Some women “felt they were needed at home to raise families, crops for food and to fill the jobs that the men had vacated in order to serve their country.”(Suite101) Women’s lives on the home front during World War II were a significant part of the war effort for all participants and had a major impact on the outcome of the war. Once the men went off to war and left their jobs, the women that were single had a great advantage because job opportunities were everywhere. In the other hand married women had a tough time, especially if they had children. Hundreds of women worked in machine shops, welding shops, manufacturing plants, and also worked in war industries to make equipment for the war. New industries, naval, and army bases were being built during the home front.
Women were very brave for fighting in the war. Not only did they have no experience, but they weren't always fit because they were limited to performing tasks that didn’t really help build muscle of hep with muscle or other physical strength. Yet they still sacrificed their lives to help the
While the men were away at war, women took advantage of rare occasions (open jobs men were associated to) by taking jobs as journalists the way men previously were and etc. "The war really created opportunities for women" Winona Espinosa said. It was the first time women could actually show that they were capable of doing things only men had done before. Moreover, the tough physical labor increased women's self confidence as an individual, and the income as well. These are some positives for women, however if there is a positive thing about something most likely there are going to be negatives to go along with it.
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.
WOMEN SUFFRAGE 50% of this earth is made up of women. Women have made a huge impact on this earth and most of the credit has gone to the women suffrage committee. Ever since the earth was created till about 1820’s women have been thought of just people who can be a care-taker and a gossiper. But is that all they are capable off? No, women now have gone above and beyond.
It is letting women take the chance to fight for the country in a time of crisis just like men. Mrs. Quindlen is valid in stating that it makes a “mockery” of the nation to only let men register and not women. It is degrading of women to say that because they are women that they are not required registering for the draft to help in a crisis. A poll done about ten years ago showed that over half of the American population supported drafting women. Should America only lose its sons in battle?