‘Rosie the Riveter’ was mainly an iconic in the United States but was still a common icon for women in Canada. She was first featured in Westinghouse Power Company in 1942. Interpretations came out and a song as well named ‘Rosie the Riveter’ by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb . Rosie was originally portrayed by a young woman at the age of seventeen named Geraldine Hoff Doyle (1924 – 2010) . Geraldine worked at Ann Arbor producing metal.
Canada has been involved in various wars from the beginning of its colonial history. Just as the nature of these wars has changed over time, so too has their effect on Canadian women. Women have actively participated in war, from nursing and munitions manufacturing during the First and Second World Wars to the increasing involvement of Canadian women in the military. While some women have been traumatized profoundly by Canada’s wars, others have benefitted from them. Women have often assumed traditionally male work during wartime.
During World War II, Woman’s were assembled for duty in the Canadian Armed Forces, for the first time. The armed force was shy of men in war services and administration, which lead the Canadian government to choose and declare on August 13, 1941 to give woman’s the privilege to take an interest in war utility. 50,000 women were enlisted and more than half provided service in the Canadian Army. Most were doled out occupations including customary female work, for example, cooking, clothing and administrative obligations, also woman had pioneer roles in the mechanized and specialized fields. The Canadian Women 's Army Corps (CWAC) performed fundamental administrations, both at home and abroad, that achieved Allied victory.
McClung took part in an international movment for women’s sufrage. This suffrage was aimed at allowing women the right to vote because of the one-man-one vote principal. She was shot down many times but she NEVER gave up witch makes her great. this movement continued to become greatly recognized throughout Canada and more people were moving towards it. In 1910 widows in Alberta were granted municipal franchise although this didnt apply to married women.
Viola Irene Desmond has been recognized as an important person to Canadian history because it is to commemorate and acknowledge the brave actions of a woman who took a stand against racism and segregation. Also it is important to remember and to learn from history so that history does not repeat itself. Desmond was a beautician and mentor to young black women at her beauty school. She was falsely arrested on November 8th, 1946 at Roseland Theatre in Nova Scotia. Because of this action she rose up and fought against her charges.
MATCH International Women’s Fund was an advocacy group that she served as the CEO for three years; she held other positions afterwards. She taught Women’s Studies as a professor at Simon Fraser University from 1987 to 1988. From 1993 to 1998 she was a member of the Canadian Security Intelligence Review Committee, this was one of the various boards that she was part of. Rosemary Brown won many honours, which included honorary degrees from many universities and also got selected as an officer of the Order of Canada in 1996, because of her extensive community service. She also got awarded many national as well as international distinctions.
Grace Hartman was a Canadian female social activist and politician who resided in Sudbury Ontario. In 1966 she was elected the first female mayor. Named one of the 25 top leading women in 1975, Hartman held positions at the Royal Ontario Museum, and Ontario Municipal Association. As an avid Canadian union activist, her win in the election made her the first female in North America to lead a major union. Additionally, Madeleine Parent was a prominent and successful Canadian labour activist.
It was only in 1960 that all women in Canada could vote. The women 's suffrage started with the Wartime Elections Act of 1917. In this act the federal vote was extended to women in the armed forces, and to female relatives of military men, to create a biased election for the Prime Minister Robert Borden’s Conservative government in an attempt to gain votes. One year later On 24 May 1918, all female "citizens" aged 21 and over became eligible to vote in federal elections conditions were attached to such eligibility: "age 21 or older, not alien-born and meet property requirements in provinces where they exist. " This excluded the right of provincial vote of women, each province had different dates on when the women could vote.
The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott. About 100 people attended the convention; two-thirds were women. Stanton drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” Among the 13 resolutions set forth in Stanton’s “Declaration” was the goal of achieving the “sacred right of franchise. Overall women have been metaphorical and literally fighting for equality throughout history whether it be in a factory making war supplies in World War 1 or trying to save the lives of young soldiers in a medical tent in World War 2 or even being in the fight and killing terrorists for their county in the war on terrorism.
Some women went into war to share trials of their loved ones. Others has a desire for adventure, the promise of reliable wages, or ardent patriotism. Some notable women from the war include Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Clara Barton. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born June 14th, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She died July 1st, 1896 at age 85 in Hartford, Connecticut.
She was among the first women appointed to its bench in 1915; also an early woman justice of the peace (1920), she constantly urged the appointment of women to such positions. Among her many achievements, Edith Cowan was also obtaining votes for women in Western Australia. The Guidance of infants acts (1922) abled woman to attended courts if their husbands left them without ample conservation also arguing Edith’s point that woman should be entitled to share their husbands income. During World war 1, already heavily engaged in social welfare, she took on the wide range of war work worked tirelessly for the Red Cross, contributed on the formation of the WA league of Nations Union and started up the Soldiers ' Welcome Home campaign, being awarded an OBE for her work for
Women at home and serving America This paper seeks to address where women contributed the most during WW2. Did women have a greater contribution to the war efforts through their work in factories, voluntary work or organization, or their service in the military/nursing? American women played an important role during the World War II, both at home and in uniforms. Not only did these women give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war efforts, they gave their time, energy, and some had even given their lives.
“There was to be the beginning of the battle, and there I should be needed first” (Harkins). Clara Barton, a feminist and a nurse, worked in the battle field and had a first hand experience of the tragedies of war. Barton first worked in a patent office and did work on missing soldiers. About a year after she began work in the field and gained knowledge and experience. During her time away she found the International Red Cross which sparked Clara to begin the American Red Cross.
Women have played various significant roles in World War II, particularly for nurses. Around 5000 nurses have confronted war first hand and have sacrificed their lives to help wounded and sick soldiers on the front line. In those 5000 nurses, 78 had died during their active service overseas. Nursing services like the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) and the Royal Australian Navy Nursing Services (RANNS) and AANS have provided services overseas in Britain, Asia, the Pacific and the Mediterranean.
I am a strong believer in woman joining into the armed forces. They have different ways of thinking and solving problem. You get more opinions plus they are more than capable to achieve the standards of all armed forces. Women are also more sensitive about things which sometimes is what can save your life in a combat zone. Most people say that women are unfit and incapable to submit to military life.