With the fall of the economy and the start of an unfamiliar lifestyle, women definitely had a major contribution in the workforce and economy, but just how impactful was it? Just how significant were women’s roles when it comes to trying to rebuild society during such a catastrophe? Many claims and arguments can be made in regard to the role of women during The Great Depression, though I believe without the role of women, the condition of the United States would had dragged on for much longer, in a more miserable way. Without the women who took action to work and support others, there wouldn’t be very many people who could have taken over their position. Though it was not the ideal lifestyle, women did so much to contribute to both the society, and families of others and their own.
Women had a challenging time getting their place permanently in the workforce. Women and jobs are still a problem in today 's day and age. Apart from education, it was jobs that helped them create their identity in the world. Furthermore, the 1920 's were booming years for women in general. Women were taking on roles that were female-oriented as well as male-oriented like athletes, lawyers, and even nurses.
This left women with the jobs that didn’t provide acceptable workspace. They also were more willing to take the jobs that required long working hours and low pay because they needed an income to help provide for their families. The majority of women during the 1930s worked as nurses or schoolteachers (Lemon).These jobs were deemed as 2 of the best jobs a woman could have during the 1930s, which is why many women worked hard to get these jobs. There were numerous stereotypes of women in the 1930s, and working as a nurse or schoolteacher was one of them. That is why to this day many women are still nurses or school
Married women and single women wanted to work together but people did not let them. Women in the 1930s were expected to do housework and could not find jobs easily outside of the home, but women organized into volunteers groups devoted to improving the living and working conditions of other women. Women were having
In World War II the role of women changed drastically in Australian society as a result of Australia’s war effort and when the men went off to war leaving all their jobs vacant. Roles, opportunities and responsibilities expanded to WW2. Any women who took a job was somehow taking it from a man; but as the war developed this argument could no longer stand. Women could do the technical jobs normally completed by men, freeing those men for combat (Ergo, 2017). In the women’s lives before WW2 all the women did was clean houses and take care of their family, during the war they took up jobs that the men left behind, after the war they went back to their previous lives (Ergo, 2017).
Most women didn’t have jobs unless they were a school teacher or as domestic servant, but once they got married they were expected to no longer work. The only women who worked after marriage were poor families who often sent their children to work at a young age. Other wise women did not work. Being expected to
The American women finally thought they would be able do some good, outside of their homes. Yet they were mistaken, similar to their everyday, their roles in the movements were limited and restricted. However, even as women began to become more
Back in the 70’s women were financially dependent on their husband’s for almost everything because of unequal job opportunities. While there were still jobs for women, it was expected that they be a stay at home mom. Even more, women were overwhelmingly employed in certain occupations that have been traditionally oriented toward them, such as, domestic servants, salesclerks, factory workers, teachers, secretaries, and nurses. If they did get a better job, they would not get as much business as a man. Since no man would put his business affairs in the hands of a female lawyer or go to a lady doctor, despite the condition they were in.
Education was a great successes for a lot of women, many great women fought for their rights and helped bring back every woman's right. Many great women were once in this generation and suffered and had a lot of problems. For example Harriet Tubman, was a great women that wanted to achieve her goal by standing against slavery. Her education definitely. Despite all the education issues that might’ve been an obstacle for women.