During the war, women played a huge part and showed great patriotic support. In the work place, they replaced men, in shops, factories, government office and transportation systems like driving because men were called to the front line, this change had to be made so the country could function. Women finally had economical and financial independence due to them working. The dependence on men was decreased dramatically. Prior to this, traditional men and government used the excuse that women were weak-minded and to emotional to vote.
During the war nurses could be found in countries such as France, Belgium, England, Siberia, Italy, Serbia, Hawaii, Puerto... ... middle of paper ... ...ave stayed undone and America would not have been able to be properly supplied. Women are the reason the economy did not crash when all the men left the jobs unattended, and also helped the wars financial stability in raising money. Women supplied the men with proper equipment to fight. Thus women were a contributing factor to the US fighting and winning the war. During World War 1 women play a major role in helping with the war effort.
The concept of working women was encouraged and advertised during the war because employment was necessary. Rosie the Riveter was also a shaped image and type of role model for women to follow (“Women in Society”). Women were comfortable being housewives before the demand for workers, but things had to change. Women’s viewpoint changed from staying home and taking care of the household, to them not wanting to be known as a housewifes anymore. “They demanded participation in the public arena and refused to accept the restrictions of traditional gender roles”(“Women in Society”).
Women not only were tolerated in the paid labor force, they were actively recruited to take 'men's jobs' as a patriotic duty, to keep the war economy booming while the men went off to fight.” (Cavallo, 141). Additionally, Even at the conclusion of the war as women wer... ... middle of paper ... ... and rights of both Women and African Americans presented by World War Two installed a new sense of what they were capable of achieving as American citizens, while unfortunately, Japanese Americans found themselves dilapidated of their rights and lives as American citizens. To start, women showed America that they were equally valuable workers and fully capable of self management which would drive them in the years to come. In similarity, African Americans were granted equal wages in the defense industry which gave them better lively hoods and a new drive to petition for more equality in the years to come. In a dishonoring contrast, Japanese Americans found their lives immensely degraded from its previous position and would so for years to come resulting from their jobs, educations, homes, normal family lives, and basic American rights being lives ripped from them.
Women were involved in the war in many ways. They may not have been up at the fronts battling to save the country, but they provided the munitions, food, clothing and many more things needed by the soldiers. When Conscription as introduced in March 1916, women had to be recruited to work in the munitions factory. This was so that they could provide more resources for the men battling up at the fronts. Munitions work w... ... middle of paper ... ...pendence and 'for the first time became more conscious of employment opportunities.'
The trades union responded by enlisting that women employed on men's jobs be granted equal pay and this was agreed to by the governmen... ... middle of paper ... ... to pensions. Many people thought that the war had brought about a revolution in women's lives. Financially they were better off and socially they were free. During the war women had got used to things they had been frowned upon before, such as smoking, going out alone, and wearing short shirts. Politically their positions improved and many people in 1920 were talking about the 'new woman'.
After the war the men had returned home and back steps began to take place with the women. In 1945, 3/4 of the women polled by the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor wished to continue working which showed their interests in the skills they possessed. During this point much frustration ran through these women for the men had created "homemaker" for the description of a women's job and life. Women continued working during the postwar and grew stronger. The veterans of the war were not so opposed but more rejecting to the fact of women taking their places.
Sylvia was a very talented writer, and in 1911, her book “The History of Women’s Suffrage Movement” was published. Although she was committed to helping women getting the vote, she was unhappy that her mother and sister along with other members of the WSPU focused on gaining particular classes’ support by arguing in favour of a limited franchise. She felt that the WSPU should focus on gaining the support of all classes of women and remain to focus on the issues of socialism. Since Sylvia found this appalling, she stayed true to her father and herself and left the WSPU to help women of the working class. Leaving the WSPU showed her true passion and commitment for socialism for women, even if it caused breaks in her family, which emphasizes her determination and shows what she was prepared to lose for the cause that she believed in so dearly.
The desegregation occurred due to the difficulty to keep the troops separated when they were both being destroyed. While the desegregation of the troops was good for the start of the civil rights movement, once these African Americans returned home from war they came back to segregation. This caused an uproar because the men and woman were given more rights fighting for their country abroad, but once they returned from war they came back to
Women played a crucial role during World War II, both with the production of war materials, and keeping our country from sliding back into a depression. Since the 1940s, women have continued to struggle to prove that they can do the same jobs that a male worker can do, and should get paid the same amount for it. Equal pay for women has continued to be an intensely debated subject since World War II, when women stepped up to fill the void in the workforce that men left behind when they courageously fought to defend our country. As scores of men left the country, they left behind massive gaps in the United States workforce. The government noticed this problem, and drafted their infamous Rosie the Riveter posters (A&E Television Networks).