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The Role and Status of Women in the 1940s and 1950s

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The Role and Status of Women in the 1940s and 1950s

After the First World War women had gained a huge step towards having
equality with men. In 1918 married women over the age of 30 were given
the right to vote. During the war women had proved themselves as
capable as men, not only as nurses near the front lines working in
very dangerous positions but also back in Britain working to help the
war effort in jobs that before the war they could never have even had
a chance of getting.

However women were still a long way of having any vague equality with
men, and when the men returned from war things changed as men were
still considered far above women. Although it had got worse since the
end of the war it should be recognised that women's role in society
had been greatly improved since the days before the First World War.

During the Second World War many of the men were conscripted to go
away to war. This meant that their jobs now needed to be filled in
order for the country to work., women got jobs in all areas of
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...ll payment was paid to the women to help keep
the child. This meant that the women now had some control over the
finances within the household and that the man could not just go out
and spend the money needed for the children.

I believe that in the 1940s and 50s women's role in society improved
greatly and that there were huge leaps made towards equality. However
there were still some major issues that still had not been resolved
and needed to be if there was going to get equality between men and
women.




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