Gender Inequality During World War II

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History reveals that gender inequality has been a prevalent issue for a very long time. Women have come a long way from not being able to join the labor force, fighting for their rights, and especially voicing their opinions politically. Not only in the United States, but also in some parts of the world, policymakers and national security issues were handled by the elite, typically rich, white men. Women eventually began to take notice that they were being excluded from society and in turn began to do something about it. Feminist groups formed as major world events took place. From the Cold War to World War II, women became more involved in international security. The use of propaganda propelled women’s involvement in these war efforts…show more content…
One of the main disadvantages of feminist international relations theory was better known as “soft power”. Feminist views on diplomatic power with war being a last resort, was something other states would look to exploit. Because feminist also had many different views on different topics, some looked at this international theory as confusing. Security is generally defined within international relations as “security traditionally revolved around issues of war and peace in an international system of sovereign and self-interested nation-states, with a particular focus on issues of military strategy” (Blanchard 1). However, some feminist focused on securing equal rights which ultimately was perceived as a weaknesses pertaining to national…show more content…
The previous input by women has not deteriorated, instead trail blazing a path for women in the future to make their mark on international relations and security. Now, more than ever, there are many women in political power roles, and even the opportunity for a woman to become the leader of the free world. Obviously, feminist would argue that they still have a long way to go, however they must be given credit for “bringing individual human rights, soft power, and human right to our attention” (Buskie 4). Overall, feminist impact on international relations has made strides in contributing to national security. The theories’ primary advantage is in the old saying: strength in numbers. Over half of the world’s population is women and to exclud their expertise would be asinine. Feminist theory encompasses all parts of international theory in each state allowing equality and fairness to be

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