The 1920s was filled with a lot of progression among society. This progression did not leave the women of the 1920s out. Women became more sexually liberated, more women began to work, and women were also given the right to vote. The 1920s are one of the most stereotyped decades in America. Not only were the 1920s stereotyped as a whole, but women we hugely stereotyped.
This was an exciting breakout for women as they were finally allowed to express themselves again and show their personality through fashion. Women had been in the dark during the depression era and these female role models brought the fashion industry back to life. This new elegant style was yet another form of expression for women because it was a new and innovative stylistic decision that many women supported. This was yet another trend that helped women form a mindset that was focused on the individual and their unique portrayal and presentation. This was important for the continuation of self-expression through fashion because it allowed women to see the different styles that could emerge in even short spans of time
Moreover, in 1928, the women brought home 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 1 bronze medal. This showed how women were capable to work in any profession even if it was more “manly”. On the contrary the 1930s, due to the Great Depression, decreased jobs, and there was no place for women in the workforce. In addition, the 1920s were the years for bringing equality between men and women whereas the 1930 's brought men back to the top. Women that managed to keep their job but were paid lower than men even if they had been working longer and had a higher position.
As written, "Many women accepted lower wages, and they sometimes found jobs when men could not. Some women left husbands at home to keep house, while they went out to work long hours for $3 or $4 a week" (Bogle, 2000). Women were really desperate for work, so women did any job they could find, and women accepted any pay given. Next, as an article called "On Wages for Women" says, "Laws enabling the establishment of minimum rates of wages for the employment of women have been passed in all the provinces but New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island" ("On Wages for Women", 1923). As women were getting more involved with the workforce, stricter laws were being passed, and there was a minimum wage for women in most provinces.
Although the first female policewoman was back in 1890, they now make up approximately 15% of the police force. A study in Washington D.C. found that “Women patrol officers tended to be more effective than their male counterparts in avoiding violence and defusing potentially violent situations” (Women in Law Enforcement). Men could tend to react quicker than women which would contribute to this result. We currently have 4 female police officers in my department, with an additional female officer that recently retired. Although women are underrepresented in the higher ranks, one of the officers is the K9 handler for our department.
The model is wearing an elegant dark, white jacket with a low V neck. In Jean Kilbourne states “the image isn’t real; it’s artificial, its constructed.” The Caucasian female model is beyond perfect. She was edited this way to to perceive perfect and convince female consumers they will
However, as the male population decreased, they had no other choice than to employ women. Hundreds of thousands of females gained access to a wide range of jobs, such as working in engineering industries, offices, working as postal workers, and bus drivers. In addition, some women are taking on jobs in the war itself. Are women the ‘weaker sex’? Women’s contribution to World War I has made a positive impact on politicians and the general public.
Women encounter greater problems than men with regards to adjusting work and private life. Family, care and household duties are not equally shared. More women than men choose to take parental leave as women often borne the task of taking care their family members. In addition, the lack of facilities for childcare and elderly care have caused women to leave the workforce. According to a survey of working parents done by Pew Research Center (2015), it is found that 39 percent of mothers took time off to take care of their children or family and 27 percent responded that they have to quit their career.
The Power of Women In Mothers to think Back Through: Who are They? The Ambiguous Example of Christian de Pizan, by Sheila Delaney. The author raises an excellent point that women have an important role in the society with their married and independent life. Delaney supports Christine through her writing, that women are considered to be strong, wise, skilled, brave, and are capable to do any work as men and learn various things that can help them with their actions. As time passes by, women are open to various opportunities in the society with more freedom.
Dear Joshualy, As a woman, I enjoyed your analyst of the events that changed the countries perception of how women should be treated. Prior to World War II women’s role in society was homemakers and mothers. The need for women in the workforce because most of the men were at war proved that women were capable of doing as good and even better than men. This created the Women’s Right Movement in 1950’s and 1960’s. Thank you, JoyRose
By 1965 over 51% of women in Canada had a job outside of the home. The movement of women keeping their jobs after World War 1 and even more so after World War 2 impacted Canada and got the economy booming. Women in the job field is still an underlying issue in today’s society, but it is becoming more common for women to be employed in skill