When women realized this, they decided to go on strike and hold posters up in the streets that showed what they believed in. Quality jobs were limited for women, but especially during the Great Depression (Lewis). Women had to work even harder in the Great Depression to get quality jobs because jobs were limited in the first place. Men took jobs because they needed the money which made it difficult for the women that wanted to work and become self-reliant. This left women with the jobs that didn’t provide acceptable workspace.
At an early stage, women were just “housewives”, they were not allowed to express themselves openly, to compete for academic positions and even more they did not have the right to vote. Still, the start of the twentieth century caused changes in nearly every area of women’s everyday life, from the domestic to the public field. An unprecedented amount of women had begun to work in government from the 1930s. However, these political achievements may additionally have had an important effect on the world’s population, but they had little impact on the enormous majority of American women, who sustained to be the conventional parts as partners of men and mothers. The widespread assumption was that the women have to be at home.
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.
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
Women throughout history have been subordinate to men, being seen as a sinful temptation to the wholesome man. Even though women were allowed to vote by the time the 1940’s rolled around, women were far from equal. Instead of having a career, women were expected to be married, have a family, and become a housewife to serve their husbands. In The Second Sex, author Simone de Beauvoir, published in 1949, discusses what it means to be a woman and the hardships and stereotypes they faced. During World War II, 1939 - 1945, women were forced into the workforce due to the fact that countless men were off at war.
Many Spanish women not only stayed home to help the infrastructure of their country, but also went into the armed forces. Almost four hundred thousand women served in and with the armed forces. This number exceeded the total male troop strength in nineteen thirty nine. Women went through the same training as the men but never were allowed to fire guns. They lived in the same conditions and did the same jobs but were restricted to being unable to fire a gun.
Sex discrimination is one of the “glass ceiling” for women that make holds them from career advancement. “Back in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, when women first entered the job market by the millions, females in male-dominated professions, like finance, kept quite about sexual harassment because they were afraid losing their job” (Driscoll & Goldberg, 1993, pp. 174-175). V: Conclusion: A. short-review: 1. Mostly gender roles have been assigned by the culture sensitive which is appreciate from the society and social norm which depends on the context that lead to have the different roles in society based by they gender since we born with, but women sometimes dissatisfy for their less heavy works which could change to make more impact and value for themselves and their family.
One of the biggest issues in the twenty-first century is the debate over inequality between sexes. Women are fighting the same issues that were fought almost two hundred years ago. After the Industrial Revolution, women were often unemployed, and searching for means to provide for their family.The Industrial Revolution throughout Europe further decreased equality between sexes, specifically work opportunities and the changing view of women. After the industrialization of cloth and textile manufacturing, the family economy greatly changed from what it previously was. The creation of factories and labor saving devices put an end to the “putting out system”, a community of skilled women and girls.
What men did not know however was that women were capable of so much more(Jewell, Hannah). Now women are lawyers, engineers, mechanics, computer programmers, and other jobs that have been primarily male dominated for years. Although sexism has been a key problem in the working industry, as evidenced by putting women in lower paying jobs, women today are putting an end by joining the women's movement pushing this issue into the mainstream media and increasing the worlds awareness on an issue that has been around for centuries. Although there were no movements specifically for women's rights to work there were movements for women's rights as a whole. As history tells, men did not believe women had the
Gisel Mendoza March 4, 2018 Mr. Miller AP English The Outcome of Degrading a Woman Historically, women have been seen as less valuable to society. Their roles were to have children and serve their husband. Many women are often victims suffering from physical abuse and political injustices. Society portrays them as submissive and silenced. Even though now women are able to join the workforce, they are still getting paid less than men.