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Women and their Involvement in World War II

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Women and their Involvement in World War II Women had a huge role in the World War II that so many do not recognize. Women were involved in many different jobs that allowed them to step out of the ordinary norm as the “typical housewife”, and dive into fierce hardworking jobs that until then only a man could do. Women jumped into the factories and many different roles that contributed to World War II, because the need for more American workers was crucial. A few roles of women prior to the World War I consisted of cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children. These were the basic fundamental jobs that women were expected of women to do,” (Campbell 1) .During this time men were the sole base of the household income, and the head provider for their family. Society had a standard role for what a woman should be. “During this generation girls were taught as children what their roles were as women,” (Campbell 1). If women decided to do something other than their standard role in society they were looked down upon. Some husbands would not let their wives go to work. Husbands during thought during this time period thought a women’s career should be at home. “Husbands found pride in knowing that their wives were at home at home, while they were working. To husbands this verified that they were doing their job as a man,” (Campbell 1). Though all this changed due to the notorious war of World War II. In the beginning of the World War of the World War II women were forced to enter the work force. “Due to enormous need for job laborers women filled the jobs that were freed by men leaving to serve the war,” (Hughes 2). Women faced many inequalities during this time. Like the refusal from some employers to hire women, or some hi... ... middle of paper ... ...me received demotions. The war allowed women to make decisions, and it gave them a chance to fight for their rights. Women’s several different roles during the war of Word War II are amazingly vast. During the World War II, women had a great role in fighting for our country. Undertook the hard work that has made this country what it is today. The involvement of women during the World War II has opened up the door for American women today, and the assurance that claims that we are capable of greatness. Work Cited • 1- Campbell, Jennifer, Women and World War II- Female Soldiers Women, New York: Random House-Broadway Books, 2004. 320 p. • 2- Hughes, Linda, Women of the Work Force, New York : Oxford University Press, 1985 • 3- Randolph, Timothy, World War II Women & the Home Front, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. 189 p.

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  • Explains that women had a huge role in the world war ii that so many do not recognize. they were involved in many different jobs that allowed them to step out of the ordinary norm as the "typical housewife".
  • Explains that women were expected to do basic fundamental jobs, such as cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children, before the world war i.
  • Analyzes how women played a huge role in the work force during world war ii, but they also played an even bigger role during the war itself.
  • Explains how the war affected the future of women in the workplace. women were driven to get an education and start their own careers.
  • Explains that women's roles during the war of word war ii are amazingly vast. the involvement of women has opened up the door for american women today, and the assurance that we are capable of greatness.
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