This career choice didn’t defy as many gender expectations as other paths do, but women were extremely successful at it. Some even rose to physician level. Almost all nurses were volunteers. “As nurses in the Civil War, women ran hospitals to tend to the ill and wounded,” (Women and the American Civil War). They, “provided medical care, cooked meals, washed the patients, and cleaned the hospital wards,” (Senker).
Many doors in the society were still closed down for women. Then, the First World War was the turning point of new jobs and roles to women. It is due to the mobilization of entire country was being demanded in this kind of large-scale war. While millions and millions men went to the front line and died in the fights, women were needed to take men’s place in the workforce. They were not forced to work but had the willing to help in the war.
Elléa MONNIER RAGAIGNE The Civil War The Civil War marked a turning point for women and their role in society. Before the Civil War, work for most women was in the home. Women were expected to cook and clean to make the home comfortable for the family and presentable for guests. With the outbreak of the Civil War, women took on new roles to support their families and the Confederacy. They worked in a variety of capacities, from cooking to nursing to actually fighting on the frontlines.
These jobs were normally meant for the men who had left to fight in the war. While Canadian men were serving overseas, many women had to fill the gap. Some of the jobs that Canadian women took on were in munitions and clothing factories, in many different fundraising efforts, and as nurses on the front lines. Nurses did not expect all of the masquers and deaths that occurred in this horrific war. According to the Imperial Munitions Board, during the Great
It is now considered normal for a woman to have a job alongside her husband. Women have the option of whether they want to stay at home with their children and take care of the household or if they want to work. Even in some instances now, stay-at-home mothers are being criticized and judged by working mothers and independent women because they believe that stay-at-home mothers are dependent on their husband for economic matters. But, nonetheless, it illustrates that women can be just as successful as a man in these times. In fact, women, currently, make up 58% of the work force, while, a century ago (1914), the percentage of women working was only at 18%.
Take care of your husband, take care of your children and take care of your household; that is the job women were given and although times have changed; that stereotype still remains. Similar to Madeleine Albright and many women who struggle with finding their place above stereotypes, Pastan ends her poem speaking up for herself and finally showing the reader her
Women in the United States were not strongly associated with workforce until the Second World War. As men in their working age were drafted to fight in war, the previously thought “men’s jobs” needed a new labor force that would replace men. Consequently, women’s input in the workplace became more prominent, and the image of working women such as Rosie the Riveter became widespread. Rosie the Riveter became the symbol of women’s economic power and feminism. As the United States fueled its industries and labor force, the “competitive spirit” in working, or “work ethic”, grew as an everyday vocabulary in workplaces since the early 1970s (Address to the Nation on Labor Day).
2.0 The Past of The Gender Pay Gap 2.1 History of The Gender Pay Gap Gender pay gap has started from a long time ago. As a result of the huge number of American women having occupations in the war industries amid World War II, the National War Labor Board prompted managers in 1942 to deliberately make "alterations which even out wage or pay rates paid to females with the rates paid to males for similar quality and amount of work on the same or comparable operations." However, at the war's end most women were pushed out of their new employments to prepare for returning veterans. Until the early 1960s, newspapers distributed separate occupations postings for men and women. Occupations were classified by sex, with the higher level job positions
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
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.