After years and years of battling the men who lead the government, the 19th amendment has been ratified. This now, guarantees all women the right to vote in America.Although women will probably never be completely equal to men in this world this is a huge leap for womankind. Women throughout the States are celebrating this great achievement.Some delegates have mocked women and have continued to believe that men should be the only ones allowed to vote and participate in government. This has only upset women more and has made the more powerful and passionate on the subject. Nationally, we are unsure of how this rate will be launched.
They claimed that exerting indirect influence was not only time-consuming but also ineffective in enacting social reforms. With the vote, suffragists argued, it would be easier for women to oppose corrupt government practices and win social reforms (Kauffman). Women began to argue that with the opinion of women throughout the country, the government would advance. Men and women have a difference in opinion so having both involved in the government they could avoid future corruption and bad decision making. Women have a lot of different qualities than men so adding those to the government system would help the
Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall was the man behind the establishment of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC). The bill which established the WAAC was passed on May 15, 1942, despite opposition from several members of Congress who called the bill silly and laughable. The bill allowed for women called WAACs to serve in noncombat positions in the military, including ambulance drivers, radio operators, pilots, electricians, and nurses. The women received a salary, but had very few of the same benefits male soldiers received with their positions. However, this was changed in July 1943 when the U.S. Army dropped the “auxiliary” status, granting the thousands of enlisted women, then called WACs, the same benefits as their male counterparts.
Extensive recruiting took place for all four branches including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Ever since this global conflict, investing in America’s national defense has been a priority among policy makers in Washington. The U.S. currently spends over 707 billion dollars a year on military expenses
Many impacts of the movement cause by women 's suffrage was due to many impacts they had on society. An example of this came from "Under equal suffrage...men...look upon their sisters not as playthings or as property, but as equal and fellow citizens" (Kauffman 2). The equality of women was a major key they wanted in order to share the quality of rights in the world. These women were actually qualified to have a say in the right to vote (Kauffman 2). Another study occurred that it was mention that women were just as smart as men in the same areas where women actually graduated more girls from high school than boys (Kauffman 2).
Now, a woman can even get a higher paying job than a man. Women can vote; they are expected to work. They’re expected to be out and about doing just as much as men. Women have gained a lot of empowerment within the last century. Woman can get a job as a CEO and guide thousands of men in a large corporation.
In the book Brave New World it is somewhat of a prediction of what the future will be like in several hundred years or so. It predicts the types of technologies, government, types of people and castes, but even more so still has women being submissive and somewhat dominated by men. Everybody contributes to society equally and in different ways and everybody is supposedly equal towards one another, except it seems that women play much the same part as women did in the early 1900 's. Women 's role in society is to contribute to society by working, pleasing men, yet no having as high jobs as the men do either. This perfect society is supposed to have everyone being equal in their own ways and nobody really different, yet the one group still not having the upper hand is women, much like today and in the past.
Equality is something that our country has been striving to achieve for centuries. From the 13th Amendment to the women’s suffrage movement, there has always been a battle to creating a balance society. Title IX is the new attempt to influence equality; this battle is between men’s and women’s athletic and educational opportunity. According to Cathryn Claussen, a director of the Sports Management program at Washington State University, comments that “prior to Title IX, only 295,000 girls played high school sports compared to 3.7 million boys.” We have all seen this trend since the Roman games in the colosseum; men competed center stage while women sat as spectators. Although, today you will see an unbelieveable change in pace.
These women sacrificed themselves for the good of their country, whichever army that may be. Although thought to be unimportant and unintelligent, women taking part in the war may have been the most important “weapon” used by either army. Women took part in nursing the sick or injured troops, which was preferable to male nurses for many reasons. These women were typically far more gentle and soothing than their male counterparts, and could comfort the soldiers easily. They were much smaller and more nimble than the men as well, which made the job of healing soldiers quicker and easier.
One of the more obvious effects is the amount of money spent on our prisons, the United States prison system cost $80 billion annually. This is taxpayer money that can be used for schools, drug rehabilitation programs, supporting infrastructure and other things. The other effects of mass incarceration lie in the hands of those directly affected; the prisoners and their families. Former prisoners have harder times finding houses, jobs, and making a sustainable salary. This creates a sub-class of citizens that are likely to fall into the manmade cycle of criminal behavior again.
Though this impressive number is only about fifteen percent of the total active-duty force, the amount of women serving continues to rise. Women continue to disprove the stereotype that they are too “frail and delicate” to serve in the armed forces. Equality means equal rights and equal responsibilities, and if a woman can meet the same requirements mandatory for men to join the armed forces, she should be eligible for the draft. Even if the majority of citizens able to meet the requirements is still men, this would be fair as it gives all women the opportunity to attempt, and those who do meet the requirements will be able to serve their country in a time of
The United States went from being an isolationist country to one that changed the world through its resources and willingness to fight with the Allies. It also helped the United States’ economy to recover because so many people were able to find work and all focus was on winning the war. There was determination on the front lines as well as on the homefront. Gender roles were shattered and women were crucial to the winning of the war. While few enlisted, many were working in factories and took on the secretarial jobs needed to run an army.
Pugh claims that ‘People had simply changed their minds in the sense that male prejudice against women had melted in face of revelations about their capabilities during wartime and their contribution to war effort’. Pugh’s view has somewhat strong validity because women were able to move away from stereotypical roles as they took on male jobs and endured the horrible work conditions and pay - this helped support their country showing patriotism and shifting society’s mindset. This can be supported as on factories and farms it was usually calculated that it would need three women to do the work of two men. Statistics support this claim as the number of women employed was between 1-2 million, this was impacted by the help of the Women’s War Register providing employment. However, not all views were changed as some employers made agreements with unions promising to protect skilled men’s jobs after the war; portraying traditional views of women were still present - they were still expected of maintaining their ‘wife and mother’ role.
They are also just as intelligent and hard working. Men are not any better than women so why should their ideas be more important than ours? Women fought for 100 years.They finally got to vote for the first time in 1920. It was too bad that women had to wait until after the civil war to get serious about changing the law. In my opinion women should have been able to vote all along.
Despite the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers in Canada, due to the Great Depression, Canada still needed a greater labour force to be able to support Canada and her allies ' troops. When the Prime Minister of Canada, being William Lyon Mackenzie King established the National Selective Service in March of 1942, he declared that the recruitment of women for employment to be "the most important single factor of the program". Without the help of women in the labour force, Canada would not have been able to support their troops with a lot of necessary equipment for the war, which included ammunition, guns, and planes. The help of women in the civilian paid labour force was another essential contribution to