Molly Pitcher - Olivia Blankenship Molly Pitcher was a female hero in the American Revolution. She was one of the many women who played important roles in American history but one of the few mentioned. Molly was a strong fighter for the patriots in many well-known battles in the American Revolution. After the war, she became a very respected person. She is an inspiring role model for many women fighting in wars or just women in general.
INTRODUCTION NURSING Throughout the course of World War One over 2,000 nurses from The Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) severed overseas as nurses. Alongside Australian nurses working for other organisnistaions such as Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) and the red cross. They worked in hospitals, hospital ships and trains. They served in a range of different countries including Britain, India, France, Belgium, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Women serving as nurses were often motivated by “a sense of duty, a close connection to loved ones, serving overseas or a desire to have an adventure”.
Many have argued should women be allowed to serve in direct combat for decades. Activists have argued that women should be allowed to serve in combative roles, but many governmental and political officials as well as American citizens feel differently. Arguments of women who have been serving in the military since the Revolutionary War, many disguised as men has exposed them to combat, death and even becoming POW’s. Many women have been serving beside their fellow comrades for years and are capable of doing so without causing disruption of the unit cohesion or combat readiness. The controversial issues will be discussed, but before that let’s provide some historical insight on how women’s roles in the military have evolved.
Robin Morgan was part of the key radical feminist that was in the Women 's Movement, she also was one of the leaders of the International Feminist group since the 1960’s. Her book “Sisterhood Is Powerful” helped some of the Radical Feminist group. Robin Morgan has written about up to 20 fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books since she was a little girl. Also during the 1960’s she joined the civil rights movement and the Anti-Veitem movement. She went through a lot with women’s rights, but Robin Morgan tried her best to get through the hard
During World War I, nurses were recruited from both those already in the nursing profession as well as civilian workers and served as an essential part of the Imperial Forces. Many women volunteered to join the VAD 's (Voluntary Aid Detachment), ANC (Army Nurse Corps), and FANY 's (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry). War service was hard, uncomfortable and often tragic. Overseas the nurses faced severe weather and shortages of basic resources, long hours at work and little time for breaks. These women proved their ability to undergo physical hardships equal to those endured by fighting men and withstand the pressures of combat situations.
The demand was that “the Continental army needed for them to raise funds and the making of other furnishings for them, and the supply was the women’s enthusiasm in doing this.” (website) The American Revolution lasted over a period of eight long years, during this time the original perspectives of men have changed and began to write more openly about it. The poem entitled “The Attempt is Praise,” goes into detail about the“The patriot females who their country save, Till time’s abyss, absorb’d in heav’nly lays, Shall flow in your eternity of praise.”(ps poem) This was from the mans standpoint praises for the work women did and how their efforts were not
For the South there were many jobs like carpenters, mechanics, and blacksmiths. These jobs only applied if you weren’t a famer or plantation owner. There were many background jobs of soldiers before the war. There were many soldier casualties in the war on both sides. The casualties mainly are from disease/ infection and battle wounds.
Women had put in so much hard work and effort to get men’s jobs done while they were gone. Women being able to finally get a taste of what independence was like did not want to convert back to pre war conditions. They didn’t want to go back to having to depend on somebody to always make a living for them. The breakthrough for women in society began in 1918 when women over 30 were allowed to vote in Britain. In 1919 Dutch women were granted the right to vote and finally August 26,1920 American women were granted the right to vote.
Each woman had a different role in helping their respected side. Each woman also employed different tactics that allow them to succeed. Some women focused on nursing wounded soldiers and smuggling information. Others directly fought or helped to free slaves. Whatever their goal, their social class had a large effect on the
Civil War: The Women 's Role Many people were grateful for the contributions of women in the war. Many of the women did serve as nurses to take care of the injured. Women of the North and South volunteered to work as nurses. As soon as the war began many women wanted to become nurses to help. In those days it was considered proper for women to take care of men even if they were strangers.