The years of the war was tiring and strenuous not only for the soldiers at war, but also for the women who were toughing it out on the home front. After clocking in long hours at the factory building machines and vehicles needed for the war, they still had to perform their household duties. But, many were happy and willing to do so, as working outside of their homes and helming jobs that they never did before was how women showed their patriotism for their country. Women had to maintain the industrial as well as the agricultural sectors in order to ensure that the American society could continue to function, and to help the allies in the war (“Brock, J., Dickey, J. W., Harker, R., & Lewis, C”, 2015). New opportunities were also made available for women in white-collar sectors.
According to Ware: “Women who sought relief or paid employment risked public scorn or worse for supposedly taking jobs and money away from more deserving men.” Ware goes on to show why this idea was flawed. To begin with, many women were the sole source of financial support for themselves or their families. Furthermore, the jobs that women mainly got were in what we now consider traditionally women work, such as nurses, or sectaries. This influx of women in the workplace managed to both upset and reinforce the status quo. While women flooded the workforce and in many cases became the main breadwinner of the family, the jobs that they had were in traditionally female areas, and thereby helped reinforce what was viewed as feminine jobs and what was viewed as masculine jobs.
In the Bible, women are seen as unequal. While yes they had jobs, men were suppose to be the providers and protectors of the family while women bore the children and took care of the house. If needed women would work in the fields but most of the time that was because their men where else-where. This ideology is one of the main reasons I think that we are still a patriarchal society. Even up until the late 20th and 21th women were seen as being caregivers and homemakers.
Her duties were to cook, clean, take care of her husband, make sure laundry was done, and be a teacher to her children. In comparison to 100 years later, women, now, have the same job opportunities as men. Husbands and wives can simultaneously have their careers. Now, women, currently, makeup 58% of the work force, while, a century ago (1914); the percentage of women working was only at 18% (Jobs).Since women were considered to be physically weaker by men, they could not obtain any valuable job, especially ones that were strenuous or laborious. As a result, that was why the percentage of working women was extremely low in the 1900’s.
It is believed that woman living in rural areas should get married and raise a family as well as the fact that a woman in a developing country has to be answerable to her parents. This is due to many of these families having a patriarchal system. In urban areas it is seen that woman should be awarded the same opportunities that man have and that they should be treated equally but even in urban areas this is not true as seen from the difference of pay between men and women for the same types of jobs. Despite the fact that more women from rural areas are joining the urban workforce, they are still being paid less than men and are being looked over for promotions and raises. Even after obtaining the same knowledge and skills as men, they are still being
It was not until the mid-20th century that these stereotypes were challenged. During the industrialization, every member of the family was responsible to play an active role. Women were confined to the domestic sphere by caring for children and looking after the house. There were very few occupations for women outside the home, and even few opportunities for higher education. Women's work' consisted of domestic services, clothing and textile manufacturing.
Gender role refers those tasks and responsibilities of men and women as determined by a particular society. The society expects both men and women to perform their roles in the culturally acceptable manners. For example, the socialization process moulds women into the role of subservient mother and wife’s preparing food, looking after children, fetching water as well as to low status productive activities such as trade in the informal sector. While it is considered appropriate for males to work in income earning or productive activities (Etsegenet, 1999). 2.6.3.
With the fall of the economy and the start of an unfamiliar lifestyle, women definitely had a major contribution in the workforce and economy, but just how impactful was it? Just how significant were women’s roles when it comes to trying to rebuild society during such a catastrophe? Many claims and arguments can be made in regard to the role of women during The Great Depression, though I believe without the role of women, the condition of the United States would had dragged on for much longer, in a more miserable way. Without the women who took action to work and support others, there wouldn’t be very many people who could have taken over their position. Though it was not the ideal lifestyle, women did so much to contribute to both the society, and families of others and their own.
There has also been harmful sexism perspectives passed down each generation that could have triggered what women can and cannot do. However based upon evidences drawn by numerous historian writers, there are answers to why women roles have somehow been overlooked. Since the beginning of time, there has always been important roles for men and women to follow. These roles included men doing hard labor, while women did housework and handled all of the children. However, once the agricultural revolution began to raise, women were required to
1- Introduction Despite the sufficient amount of food around the world to feed all globe’s population, the number of world’s chronically undernourished people increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016 (The United Nations Food and Agriculture organization 2014). BRIDGE (2016) reported that food and nutrition insecurity is gender justice issue and as a result of gender inequality 60% of the world’s undernourished people are females. According to The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (2011) women make essential contribution to food security and comprise more than 40% of agriculture workforce in developing countries. However, their agriculture productivity is less than men. Gender gap exists in agriculture productivity