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.
They started working more outside their houses and started getting education. The suffrage movement realize women the Impressive achievements in diverse and important areas. It made them realize that they are not how other perceives them, weak and doing house chores, and that they can work and achieve the same things as
It changed the way many people saw the roles of women in the United States. Everyone put aside their differences and united for the same cause. During the Civil War, the Woman’s Suffrage Movement came to a halt because they joined efforts to help in the war as nurses or occupied men’s positions back at home. At the end of the war women gained more support when they resumed the movement because many people saw the need and importance of women (World Book 318). As the war came to an end men witnessed the great contribution that women had during the war and because of this some men even changed their minds and supported the Woman Suffrage Movement.
Because these factories were run by these women, more food, supplies, and clothing were able to be made for soldiers. Women also took over important positions in government, such as clerks, while all the men were away. Some women even decided to disguise themselves as soldiers and serve on the
Women had to take on the men’s jobs because they left to go fight in the war. Women’s fashion choices had to change to accommodate their needs because of their new jobs. Their lifestyles changed as a result of the war. Women realized that the deserved more than what they were getting. They were doing the same jobs and they wanted equal pay and equal rights.
Another step taken was the right a woman had towards her own body in respects to health and productivity. Other areas of interests to eliminate gender differences took place in the arts, media, and education. The women’s liberation act greatly changed the view of women as well as their rights in regards of legal issues in the 1960s. One of the primary concerns of the women 's movement has been the securing of appropriate rewards for work performed by women. In 1963 the Equal Pay Act was passed, this act was enforced to “prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.”1 Women began working however they did not get the same pay as the male workers and this demonstrated inequality of genders.
La Belle Époque was the time period in between the late 19th century and early 20th century where the standard of living increased as well as the demands for leisure culture/entertainment. Women also began to be treated better more specifically in the workforce which led to more women having jobs, which meant they would be able to support themselves. This leads to women also wanting better/equal working conditions and fairer laws. With all this power coming to the women it is obvious that they would also want to be able to vote. More importantly though la Belle Époque brought a new wave of art style called symbolism.
Life for women in the medieval times was not easy. Women were treated with little respect or appreciation and they had little say regarding their own lives. In medieval times, before things changed drastically, women’s roles, expectations, and rights were very different. The role of women concerning the house, caregiving, and society were very strict. Once married a young lady took over all household chores.
Things have gradually been changing since the late 20th century, women have been gaining more rights as the century carries on. They have fought for the right to vote, to be able to own land, and are continuing to fight for equal pay in the workplace.