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 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. Nearly 350,000 American women served in uniform, volunteering for numerous reserves and corps.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Brokaw statement from “The Greatest Generation”, he discuss numerous ways why this generation is the best giving examples of war effort, changes in women role and how they fix apart of America’s history. Brokaw uses the fighting in the South Pacific -Island Hopping- as an example of how they used different tactics to will WWII. The United States used Island hopping to get closer to Japan with out being detected. While doing so the U.S sent Japanese Americans inland away from the west coast to work in theses camps in order to keep America safe and not have another bombing like Pearl Harbor.
"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.
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.
“‘I try to remind Americans that for the Vietnamese it was “The American War,’ and the battle was on their soil’” (as cited in Anderson 132). Sometimes the United States forgets that not only American soldiers were being wounded and that not only U.S. families were receiving devastating news about a family member, but also Vietnamese families. Americans need to understand that although the Vietnamese caused damage to the U.S., the U.S. delivered just as much destruction in return. Several nurses and medics tried to heal severe injuries caused to American soldiers.
I am a strong believer in woman joining into the armed forces. They have different ways of thinking and solving problem. You get more opinions plus they are more than capable to achieve the standards of all armed forces. Women are also more sensitive about things which sometimes is what can save your life in a combat zone. Most people say that women are unfit and incapable to submit to military life.
Rosie the Riveter Could you imagine not being able to pursue the job you have always dreamed of doing? Rosie the Riveter inspired women during World War Two that they could take the job positions of men who were fighting the fight to save their country. “Rosie the Riveter” was the start of a government campaign that led women towards working during World War Two, and she became known all around the world as the woman with the slogan “we can do it”. To begin with, Rosie the Riveter means being strong mentally and physically.
In both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, women played a vital part to the success for both wars. Whether women were boycotting their current king, assisting with the soldiers or physically fighting in the war, the outcome was the same, no rewards were granted to the women after the last battle was fought. Women contributed greatly in both wars, but unfortunately, were not acknowledged like male counterparts. From the very beginning of the Revolutionary War women played an important part to help the colonies gain their independence from Great Britain. During the early years of the American Revolution, women made a counter group to the Sons of Liberty, called the Daughters of Liberty.