Due to this sexist ideology many women didn’t get jobs due to the hostility they would face from the rest of society. This causes a problem during the depression when may families could use all the money they could get. The Women’s Bureau asserted that wives who held outside jobs were destroying the
Oregon-Doc. 7). The only job that women needed was motherhood because they were labeled as the idol to their children. According to this women had little independence and were diversified form men. Proper to the stereotype of women, in 1908 the Supreme Court accepted the political constitution of law to protecting women labor and the discrimination of both gender. Women were bias to the stereotype of gender roles and their rights and independence.
Tuesday, October 29 is the day that the Great Depression began with the crash of the stock market. On this day and the months after, billions of dollars were completely gone and sent the financial well being of the entire country in a downward spiral. Investors were left with nothing and the confidence of consumer spending dwindled. This however, was only the start to this long financial crisis. Following the stock market crash, the threat of losing money stored in financial institutions caused an alarm among the citizens.
During the period of 1921-1931, there was great expansion of manufacturing, financial and commercial establishments. These growing labour market needs along with the growth of public sector bureaucracy that substantially increased the volume of office work provided the incentive to hire women workers. Though the number of women employed in the clerical sector increased considerably owing to feminization of office work, the developments in the civil service took shape differently. The influx of women in the civil service aroused fears amongst the men and in 1921; married women were barred from holding permanent positions. This resulted in a decline of female civil servants between 1921 and 1931, as not many women could stay in civil service
On one of the most devastating days in economic history, the stock market crashed with the value of the dollar being useless. Many families were left without any warning, losing any of their savings placed in stocks. People started to worry, rushing to the banks to withdraw quickly whatever money they had left to make sure they didn 't lose anything else. Banks were closing faster than people could get to them, leaving people with nothing. The people who did grasp their money spent less on items that they needed because prices skyrocketed, which in return got people getting laid off from their jobs, worsening the economy and losing even more money.
The constriction of solders throughout Europe and America also led labour shortage and companies, including arm manufacturing industries resorted to hiring women. Although there were millions of women working in the industries before the war, it become inevitable for women to take up men 's positions during the war and do jobs they would not do before. Those women who were reluctant to take up the men 's jobs were considered uncooperative. However after the war, the same women were expected to step down from their jobs some of which they had grown to like for men who came back. Other social problems experienced during the war were the shortage of housing and social amenities in towns as more women sort employment in factories.
Although heated with the increase in women 's employment households, they became more and more feel the unequal status of men and women, wishing to change their static diligent housework labor low role, demanding equal rights and chances with men. Famous women leader Betty was representative of the contemporary American women 's movement. She wrote a Book of servility secret, revealing the traditional American culture on women 's role imprisonment and definition and called on that the majority of families and women should break the family bound to seek self-value of life. This thought had awakened many American traditional family women, and they began to be not satisfied with the family to bring the sense of accomplishment, began to find their own identity and the right social role. In particular, a lot of knowledged women, due to a good education, had a stable income base.
Societal changes that created greater opportunities for women in education also had an impact on the workplace. From a modest role early in the 20th century that essentially limited women to teaching, domestic work, and retail, further changes after World War II expanded job horizons for women in fields traditionally reserved for men. World War II was a principal reason for this change, as the nation’s war needs created a shortage of available working men, which made opportunities for women to assume factory jobs and other work typically done by men. While women often were not able to retain those jobs after the war ended, the experience created a precedent that women were capable of doing the same work as men. It also made many women recognize
This caused many people to lose their jobs and many businesses to lose their money. According to Tindall & Shi (2012) “from 1929 to 1933, U.S economic output dropped almost 27 percent. The unemployment rate by 1932 was 23 percent” (1082). This shows how much of an impact the stock market had on people. It caused many people to lose their jobs and people were losing money also, this caused many suffering among people.
This issue of women's rights in the workplace has gotten more and more recognized as woman start to speak up. In many countries around the world, women tend to make less than men and are usually offered these stereotypical jobs as a secretary, maid, nanny, nurse, teacher, librarian etc because this is what men think women are cable of. Although not every woman has these jobs some do have the great chance to have a job in the workplace that's higher in payment that those jobs offer. But men do still make more money than women. “In many industries, female workers are systematically denied their rights to regular pay and regular working hours; equal pay for equal work; permanent contracts; safe and non-hazardous work environments; and freedom of association” ( IRLF).
The Great Depression cause great despair and suffering for everyone; men left their families, woman were thought to have no right to work, and teenagers rode the rails to try and find a job. Many men had a hard time coping with being unemployed. Many tried to find jobs, but became discouraged and simply gave up, some even abandoning their family. Woman worked outside the home, but as the Depression wore on, many working women were the target of resentment. Many believed that woman, especially married woman, had no right to work.
Slacks and Calluses Slacks and Calluses by Constance Bowman Reid entails the coming of social rights for women in the United States. The coming of World War I brought some changes to social classes in the United States, but it was World War II that would define women’s rights for years to come. Two women, Clara Marie Allen and Constance Bowman Reid, decide to engage in patriotism doing their part with their summer off from being a school teacher. They take a job at a bomber factory working the swing, or night shift. Once entering the work force, Reid and Allen find out what it is really like to be a woman in an unaccepting workplace filled with men.
American women in the late 1800’s received unequal treatment, even more so than in today’s society. Not only were they treated unfairly, they could not even vote until 1920. Moreover, they were unable to obtain certain jobs, and if they did get a job it was from the home. Furthermore, women had little to no say in their decisions. They often had their husbands either picked for them, or mutually agreed upon.
Society has attributed personality characteristics to an individual’s identity but this should not be accounted for in court cases because discrimination is often overlooked when a discussion of characteristics arises as seen in the case of EEOC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. (1986). In EEOC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., Sears made a convincing argument about men and women’s fundamentally different employments interests and values. This led EEOC to lose its case, which argued women were being discriminated against due to the lack of women working in commission sales. Women were attributed characteristics of not being interested in working at night, not being competitive, and not willing to take risks. These attributes would lead the district court to
Many portray the 1920s as a time of lighthearted leisure and prosperity. When in fact this period consisted of significant economic , social and cultural conflicts. Technological innovations sparked the economy and life post war was significantly different with the introduction to what we know as the “New women” the new women also sparked many social conflicts. Along with the New women tension between religion and science also sparked many important conflicts during the time we know as the Jazz Age.