Women's Roles In The 1920s Essay

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Since the 1920s women have made great strides in history. They now have the same opportunities in the work place. They also essentially have the same rights now compared back to the 1920s. In the 1920s women finally got the right to vote. A widespread attitude was that women’s roles and men’s roles did not overlap. This idea of “separate spheres” held that women should concern themselves with home, children, and religion, while men took care of business and politics. A little before the 1920s women were strictly home ridden. They were to focus on the house. For instance they had to maintain dinner, cleaning, and maintaining of the children. While the men were to keep busy with politics and business. During the 1920s women finally…show more content…
“As a result of this attitude, wives seldom worked at outside jobs,” Benner stated (Benner pg.1). Some women tried to have a job out of rebelliousness or some just desperately needed a job because their husband could not maintain a well enough paying job. Women weren’t sought out to be the type person who would get a job and provide for the family. The man of the house was supposed to do that. That was the norm, the norm was that the man of the house was the one who was to protect his family, provide for his family, and be there for his family. Not the other way around. But while the men were at war in 1917-1918 the women were in the steel mills and making weapons and ammunition for the men. While the men were away the women had to provide for the family. They had to be “the man of the house” so to say. Many women through the 1920s managed to work and manage the home, however the majority of women remained in the house as housewives or mothers. “Public acceptance of wage-earning jobs for young unmarried women was growing,” Benner stated (Benner pg.1). The role of women in the 1920s society was finally evolving. The 1920s was the turning point in history for women. After years of oppression women finally started to get on track with what they thought was right for them in a personal aspect. The women in the 1920s society pushed for equal rights on a

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