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World War II Benefited Women

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During World War II about 350,000 women contributed to our defeat against Japan. Holding their weight by serving in the Forces, at home as well as abroad was a significant addition to the surrendering of Japan. It was no secret that women were underestimated during this era. But this opportunity was one that many women would not allow to pass them by despite the way that Germany and other countries looked at us for allowing our women to participate in these actions. It was because of women that we held such triumph during the war, just as it was because of World War II that women are where we are today in America. Although, it was not likely for women to be working during this time period, women were always use to labor. Labor was extremely familiar to women, especially to women of color and low class profiling. They were so use to being active and hands on. They would serve as Nannies, House Keepers, and Cooks. But once the war took flight it would be a whole new level of work for the women. With husbands and sons, fighting for the country. Financial aid was needed for many families but was only provided for few. Causing women to take on labor other then the typical household duties. Stepping up to the plate: With thousands of men abroad fighting for our countries, the men at home to take care of the working field was little to none. The economy would begin to flunk all until women took a step into the field. When the cats away the mice will play and that is exactly what the women did. They took over heavy-duty jobs abandoning traditional jobs and expectations. There would be no more cooking and cleaning. No more serving at restaurants, or staying home waiting for husbands and children’ to arrive. The women realized that ... ... middle of paper ... ...." Photography - Margaret Bourke-White at GALLERY M. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. "Restless." SundanceTV. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. "Rosie the Riveter." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. Stamberg, Susan. "Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls." NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. United States. National Park Service. "Rosie the Riveter: Women Working During World War II." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. "War, Women, and the News: How Female Journalists Won the Battle to Cover World War II Hardcover." War, Women, and the News: How Female Journalists Won the Battle to Cover World War II: Catherine Gourley: 9780689877520: Amazon.com: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. "Women Come to the FrontWar, Women, and Opportunity." War, Women, and Opportunity. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.
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