During the war, violence against women and children was the cornerstone of the Rebel United Force’s (RUF) plots. However, violence against women and children became an issue on both sides of the fight. Even opposers of the RUF used violence against women as a strategic tactic; most women who entered the war did so because they were abducted. Many women who fought with the RUF acted as captive “wives” of soldiers and had jobs handing out weapons, food, and valuables stolen from villages. However, unbeknownst to their male commanders, many women used the control they had over food and stolen money to prevent young boys and men from abusing girls (2).
This began the first military draft, advances in war via ships, and newer forms of guns. The war divided the North (Union) and the South (Confederate) by states and the war ultimately ended with the victory of the North. Another unexpected addition to this war was that women were involved in many different facets. Some women secretly fought in the war, but others played parts as spies, nurses, abolitionists, and feminists. Women did not generally have a place in the days before the civil war, except as home makers so with the diversity
Conflict and compromise were truly important in determining why she was named an American hero. Conflict was important because there was conflict on whether Harriet should be paid for her work as a nurse, cook, and spy for the Union Army. Many people did not like that she worked for the Union,because she was a woman and she was
Betty Friedan is the leader of the group called, “National Organization for Women”. There are also many people that are like her. One of them is Gloria Steinem, she used to be a journalist and a feminist. Betty Friedan took huge risk because she thinks that women and men deserves equality. She is in huge risk because government and some people don't like her idea.
The primary sources we do have that were written by women are mostly poems or satire that were submitted anonymously newspapers. Primary sources written by women about their lives are hard to find because the war was a little over 200 years ago and things like letters or diaries are bound to have been lost, thrown out, or have deteriorated. Since primary sources were so difficult to find for this topic, Berkin mostly utilized secondary sources written by historians in the 1900s. Primary sources looking at women’s roles in war were written by men that at the time viewed women as too delicate to be involved in what was considered “men’s work”. For example, Berkin used sources by Benjamin Wadsworth and Samuel Chase to remind the reader that men of this time believed women should obey their husbands and take care of their
Before the revolution men think that women are nothing other than their property who were only also supposed to do housework and raise children. Men had been suspended from participation in public life for a while because they went to the war, which allow women to participate with a social activities for their own country. Subsequently, women work in a factories, support the American soldiers by providing them uniform, resources, and provisions. Moreover, some women fight with british so,they can boycott good taxed, which affected the course of the war. All of this shows that women started to get more
Overall the outcomes of women in resistance is very positive. Though getting to there goal had cost the lives of many women and the torture of thousands. Without their sacrifices and the help from some countries such as East Timor, Greece, or USA get to where they are today. East Timor had finally gained their independence after the massacre of thousands that was covered up, but brought to the world from the resistance. World powers saw what actions and took action in gaining their independence back as well as supporting them military.
The first being in the beginning of the article when she states, "I think it's safe to say that military wives like me face career obstacles that few civilian wives could appreciate." There is no doubt military wives have career obstacles but she makes the assumption that only military wives have difficult career obstacles. There are many similar or different situations where a civilian wife has career difficulties to overcome. The second assumption is throughout the entire article, and even in the title. Dempsey's argument is solely focused on military "wives,” however it may have been more appropriate to use "spouse.” There are many soldiers in the military, including women, therefore their husbands would have the same career disadvantages as the
During the Cold War era women desired equal participation in the country both foreign and domestic but felt that their unfair treatment in the government and industry was “in itself a deterrent to the aspirations of women (270). The National Organization for Women worked “toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes” (268). The lack of women in the war room displays both the gender inequality in government decision making and possibly the effect of women’s ambitions being ruined by the messages sent by people like Turgidson. The women’s rights movement gained traction as the Cold War incubated several other anxiety driven movements throughout the
Though most countries do allow voting, certain countries such as Russia, Cuba and North Korea have a predetermined ballot - they have voting at face value but the voting of the citizens tends to have no influence whatsoever in who leads their country. Women especially should be thankful for this opportunity considering a century ago, women petitioned, marched, were arrested, went on hunger strikes, boycotted censuses and even died because they believed in the fundamental importance of the right to vote; women of today owe it to them to not squander their sacrifices, but to make full use of the right that they fought so hard for. Citizens of the United States are exceptionally lucky and should be incredibly grateful that they have the freedom vote as well as to have influence over their country’s government considering that few countries do not have the same freedom of choice like American citizens
Nineteenth century America was a time when women were expected to follow the cult of domesticity, a widely accepted opinion at the time. While fathers, brothers, sons, husbands and other male loved ones went off to fight in the American Civil War, women were left behind to take care of the remaining members of the family. “It was in the home that woman’s influence was paramount and her position assured.” For some women, this was enough, however, there were others who were not satisfied with this idea, and felt as though they were meant to become something more. However, there were some opportunities for women to step outside of the social customs and gender roles of the time. In fact, “the Civil War dramatically tested those boundaries of
While American men did fight in the war, others played an important and crucial part in the war. These people were women, African Americans, and Europeans. Often women held low positions in society and wasn’t accepted in the army, but that didn’t stop them. “With their husbands away fighting, some women had to take over as weavers, carpenters, blacksmiths, or shipbuilders” (Doc. 2).
Women have numerous roles in this Revolutionary War. Despite the fact that women are not permitted to join the military, several women are still serving as secret soldiers amid the Revolutionary War. The absolute most usual roles for women in the Revolutionary War are laundresses, housekeepers, cooks, water bearers, and seamstresses for the armed force. Several women additionally are serving as spies in the American Revolution. As medical attendants, house keepers, soldiers or spies, these women are risking their lives to serve the nation.
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
“...the American army often recruited the many female camp followers to fill these jobs” (Brooks 2013, para. 17). They had slowly began to achieve recognition in society, especially war. It was then, that woman had begun to silently “protest” on having the same equal opportunity as men. During the war, women created a role for themselves to side amongst the male soldiers: a secret soldier.