Women are more powerful than they are perceived to be. During World War I and more prominently known during World War II, women took the jobs that men left behind when they were called for the draft therefore taking on the role as men. Although women have been allowed into the military since the times of World War I, they were not allowed into combat units, until 2013. As women have earned the opportunity to be in combat units, the next step would be allowing them to be included in the military draft. Women should be included in the military draft because it would allow them to be more equal to men, they would be able to see themselves as strong and capable, and it would change the way men view women.
Australian women had a very broad range of duties and responsibilities during World War II. Their roles also changed a lot for a long time during 1939 to 1945. There are some factors that show how their roles changed. These factors are participation in military services, education to work in skilled employment and transformation of attitudes and beliefs of society.
Women should not be allowed to join certain parts of the military because of the physical liabilities. In the article, “Sending Women to War” by Mark Thompson, He explains how the controversy about women in the army. Women have not been able to join the military for hundreds of years, and ,in 1993, the air force finally accepted a women and started a movement. Women are now allowed to participate in many sections are the army but some sections are off limits to them. Women are not allowed to join certain sections of the army because of their physical structure.
The so-called war to end all wars, the first World War, did not solve any of the problems which it had caused. So, many years later another war took place. The Second World War was the largest and most violent armed conflict, that occurred between 1939 and 1945, between the Axis powers and the Allies. Even though the war was mainly fought by men of different countries it affected many separate minority groups.
Women in the Second World War participated in the war effort by joining the women’s uniformed services. The Canadian women’s Army Corps was approved on the 13th August 1941 to enlist thousands of women in support roles for the military forces.¹ The CWAC, Canadian Women’s Army Corps largely operated in Canada, as a corps within the active militia of Canada, but by 1944, they were assigned to clerical and support duties in war regions. Several thousands were sent to support Canadian forces in Britain, Italy and northeast Europe. The CWAC made up to 2.8% of the total Canadian Army in 1945.² The CWAC is recognized as great contribution that women played in the success of the Allied victory in World War II.
On May 14, 1942, Congress approved the creation of a Women 's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), which was later discontinued by Roosevelt on July 1, 1943. It was not till 90 days later, that it was finalized and became an abandoned idea. The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) then took it’s place. These women’s jobs were to assist the men while at war, by doing the men’s desk work so they could go out and fight, and some women even flew planes. Women worked as stenographers clerk-typists, while officers would do jobs such as personnel, public information, logistics, and military justice.
"These are the times that try men's souls" During the American Revolution it was a time where it seemed like all hopes of winning had vanished, it tested to see the soldiers bravery and stamina. The war started because of taxes that the Americans saw unjust, this soon led to boycotts and the Boston tea party. After major key events it sparked the seven year Revolutionary war. The final battle took place in Yorktown 1781. Throughout the war women, African Americans, and Europeans each played important roles in the American Revolution.
In Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, he gives a story of the stress and strife during a war between fascist groups. The drama and emotion, every character displays shows their own individuality and their importance to accomplishing the ultimate goal. Women, during this time, played a major role in easing the men’s emotions. Before one can compare the role of Maria to Pilar, they must first know what the role of a typical Spanish women during the Spanish civil war.
This paper aims at presenting an overview of the First World War ushered women’s liberation in Europe. The First World War as a watershed represent a new era of women’s liberation in European societies. Things were very different for women back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Before the outbreak of the war in 1914, the position of women was very low in the society. From Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice (1813), we can see that women had no rights of inheriting property in the entailment law.
Until recent times in the U.S., men would be the only partakers during war. It seemed revolutionary to finally allow women soldiers and front liners. This “breakthrough”, however, already took place Almost 80 years ago in Spain. During this time the women left in the towns formed their own militias and remained on standby until they were needed. Even if they weren't on guard, women help out by manufacturing supplies and such.
I think women should be added to the draft. Women have been proven to be just as capable as men in the military, equal rights include equal responsibility, and by having the most talented people in our military regardless of gender we can fight and win wars in the most intelligent and efficient way. Adding women to the draft is a great way to support and protect the American dream. People fear that woman wouldn’t be able to handle the physical conditions of serving on the front lines, however women have been in the military since the late 18th century. Furthermore those who couldn’t handle it could be sent home the same way a man would be.