World War I, or otherwise known as ‘The Great War’, began with Austria-Hungry declaring war on Serbia. This historical event that lasted between 1914 and 1918 was a turning point for many great powers of Western Society, and many less influential groups, one of which being women. The impact of World War I on Australian women was detrimental to changing the perspective of female roles in society. The war challenged women to take part in capacities that were previously dominated by men. The heretofore-frail homemakers of the 1900’s were able to step up into society by fulfilling paid jobs, forming strong political views and volunteering to help to war efforts.
Even though women 's lives improved during the 1920s in many ways, they still faced inequality in the workplace. Women gained the right to vote and new freedom in the 1920 's, but they were still discriminated against in the workplace. They were prevented from most well-paying jobs and middle and upper-class white women were expected to stay home instead. Most poorer women still held jobs that were low paying and struggled to work to support themselves and their families. Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did. The long hours effected working mothers who couldn 't be home to take care of their children and had to work instead. Women also faced exploitation in the workplace because it was easier for their employers to get away with paying them less. Ella Mae Wiggins was a famous poet that conveyed the struggles and hardships of female workers of the time though her powerful pieces. She was a part of the fight for better working conditions. Another reason why women faced hardships in the workplace was because women had been on an almost equal level with men in the workplace until men came back from World War I. When all the men left to fight in World War I, they left their jobs open. Their positions were filled up by others with lower jobs, like women and African Americans. For women, these jobs paid better and were "less susceptible to economic exploitation." This meant that they were less likely to have been treated unfairly for their work for the benefit of others. Once the war had ended and men had come back, women had to give their jobs back to the men. This resulted in women returning to white-collared jobs or work at home. They had lost these beneficial opportunities in the workplace. Despite the fact that women still faced obstacles in the workplace during the 1920s, they still had a new sense of freedom and were able to vote. They could earn a proper education to get better jobs and voting had given them more
In Iron Jawed Angels I was able to more deeply explore the complications and conflicts that women have faced to be seen as equals. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns overcome great obstacles to complete their most passionate goal. Their goal was to help women gain independence and acquire the right to vote in a male dominated society. Gender was and still is today a very controversial term. Woman’s suffrage was and still is today a huge issue in the world. The legal right of women to vote in the United States of America was established over the course of many decades. It was first allowed in various states and cities and then eventually nationally in 1920.
Women were getting more fair opportunities in the job world, but this happened very slowly because women still were discouraged from jobs. “Women were still actively discouraged from seeking higher education in many places and were not allowed in some schools. When they could go to school it was rarely for professional degrees.” (Beach). Women did not have any rights to education similarly like they didn’t have any with jobs. “An important corrective to a male-centered vision of the Great Depression is to note that while men 's employment rates declined during the period, women 's employment rates actually rose. In 1930, approximately 10.5 million women worked outside the home.” (Bohem). Women’s rates actually rose because of various women that supported women 's job rights. Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the many women that impacted society greatly. Before Eleanor married Franklin, she supported women 's rights. Nothing about Franklin’s presidency changed her views. Although, she did use his presidency to get her voice out. Eleanor spoke out about the need for equal women 's pay even after Franklin’s death. “There were no protections at the time for women in the workplace, meaning they could be fired simply for being a woman without unemployment or severance. Working women also had no guarantee of equal wages or treatment (Beach).” Men and society did not protect women during this time. There was a lot of great women
Women played an important roles during World War II throughout the world; they gave their time, energy, and some even gave their lives. The War also transformed women's roles in the workplace and society, but for many, it did not last forever. Many had to do work that men did before the war. However, most of the works needed professional and outstanding skills.
World War 1 impacted Australian society greatly. This event did change society forever. Women were seen differently as their role in society changed. It brought along the idea of conscription and propaganda to influence the civilian population.
Although slaves and women did not gain political representation, the Atlantic Revolution was successful because it increased social equality and rights for citizens. In document 2 the first article state “Men are born and remain free and equal rights” and article 6 state “It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes.” Not only did the second and six article states everyone equal. Overall the article are helping bring that social and give them new rights. In “Suffragette” podcast and transcript, “but by the 1880s roughly 60 per cent of the male population had the right to vote. But no women. The campaign for women's suffrage had begun shortly after the Great Reform Act of 1832,” There was
Most people think that women voting now a days is normal but it was only not too long ago, on August 18, 1920, that women first gained the right to vote. Securing the right to vote for women was not easy and took many years for the 19th Amendment to finally be ratified. The 19th Amendment granted American women the right to vote and states that the right of citizens shall not be denied by the United States or by any state because of ones’ gender (“19th Amendment”). Many different groups and conventions were formed to help spread the word that women should be able to have the right to vote. Within these groups were many different suffragettes that helped win the vote at last. Even though the outcome of the movement had good effects on the society,
But what is rarely mentioned is all the behind the scenes work women were responsible for while men were off fighting in the military. The war disrupted their ordinary lives, and the everyday roles men were employed in needed to be filled. Women throughout the United States assumed untraditional roles to so that life would continue, now being involved in politics, factories, businesses, commanding the household, and helping during
The main factor of why women got the right to vote in 1920 was the work of Carrie Chapman Catt. The support for the women's suffrage movement had greatly decreased and lost a lot of the women working towards their right to vote. Catt worked hard to restart the movement, without her there would have not been the spark to reignite the fight for women's suffrage. President Wilsons support provided a respected figure that supported the cause, civil disobedience provided a lot of attention to the movement, and the work of women in World War I showed many people that women were very respectable and could work like men. All these factors contributed to the allowance of women to vote in 1920, the most important factor being the work of Carrie Chapman
The 1920s was a time in which traditional values were constantly being challenged by new ones. Issues such as racism, labor conflicts, women's rights, and immigration were a few factors that led to the tension between old and new. Due to this tension, incidents such as lynchings, riots, violent strikes and protest began to occur rapidly throughout America. This underlying debate of new and old came to define this time in history and created the magnitude of the 1920s.
Before WWI, women were restricted to traditionally feminine jobs. Their work was considered inferior and they were paid less than men. However, once WWI began, women were able to integrate themselves into a variety of different workforces. Since most men were off to serve in the military and navy, women that stayed behind replaced their positions in factories and other industries. Other women worked closely with the military as nurses or even soldiers.
The topic of equal rights is still as relevant today as it was back in the late 1800's when women were fighting for their rights. Though today we are fighting on a different level for different reasons, it is fair to say that the women that fought for their right to vote had to put up a very long and hard fight. Not only were they fighting to be seen as equal to men, they were also trying to get the world to see the progress they had made when their husbands went away to war. They were very adamant in trying to prove that not only could women do everything men could do, but they could also do it better in some cases. When the women who voiced their opinions were scoffed at by the men they knew they equaled, they knew they had to keep fighting if they wanted to have a chance for a full opportunity at
World War II effected women tremendously by taking them out of their comfort zones and chucking them into the work force and pushing them to do most of the work men normally would have been doing. The war also effected women by providing opportunities for them to serve in non-traditional roles; in fact, some of them enlisted into the military to serve the United States. The way the war effected women is that they had to take care of family in addition to performing work normally done by men. It was difficult to find people to watch after kids which made life during this time very difficult. After the end of World War II society in general was effected considering the baby boom. Women were
American Women during World War 2 had many responsibilities at war, work, and home. But they did not have many equal rights compared to the rest of the society. The women’s rights and responsibilities topic is very interesting. One is understanding and knowing the history about the responsibilities women had to do and how hard working they were. This topic is very important because there was a big change in women’s rights and responsibilities during World War 2. Women’s responsibilities increased especially at work and war. Women, even today are discriminated because of their gender, so there is still no equality between both genders which should stop.