For example, the author gives the example, “Other women entered new occupations created by the Industrial Revolution, which replaced the work of individual craftspeople with machine manufacturing.” This quote comes to show that because of the war women were given new opportunities to explore. Another example to show how the war changed the lives of women is, “ The civil war, and the absence from home of so many men, brought profound challenges and opportunities to all women.” Which shows that women 's lives changed by the civil war because the men were gone and the women got to fill in their jobs, which was a huge improvement from what they were doing before. Finally, the author shows how the women’s lives changed for the better, after the civil war, because of the absence of men and the independence that the civil war gave them. In conclusion, the author, Kathleen Ernst, talks about how women’s lives changed from before the civil war, and after the civil war. In the beginning of the passage, before the civil war, the author states that women were only good for tending the wounded and taking care of the babies and children.
The Fight for Women’s Independence When thinking about the Revolutionary War, we think about the American colonist fighting against British rule for America’s freedom. In Carol Berkin’s book, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the struggle for America’s Indepe6ndence, we are shown through women’s eyes how the war affects them, and not just the army’s that fought in the war. The war saw changes in women that were different than their style of life had been, although not always recognized by the men who fought the war. Berkin argues that women were still treated the same as before the war, no matter the struggle for independence for their nation and themselves. I agree with Carol Berkin, because women did what they could at home or in the front
Women are changing the world as we speak. The feminist movement has changed everything we know as America, maybe even the world. Women have been fighting for their rights for a long time before the feminist movement was thought about. Way back in 1848 women were fighting for their rights. It wasn 't until the 1960’s that this nation’s women, American women, were sick and tired of being objects and decided to stand up and fight back.
Anne-Marie Slaughter served as a policy planner director for the State Department. Ms. Slaughter fought over how women could both raise healthy families and have success in their careers. She began by giving speeches on women in the workplace. Encouraging her listeners to remain committed to their jobs and have self confidence in their careers.
During the Second World War, after many of the men left to join the battle overseas, women were once again given the task of running the nation, and in order to do so they took over traditionally ‘masculine’ jobs, such as working in munitions bunkers, and on farms. By doing so, women were able to keep the economy running, which helped pay for war efforts and even provided the nation with more jobs. Contrary to WWI, women were now encouraged to take on more jobs directly related to the ongoing war. For instance, on the home front, an approximation of 35 000 women were working in munitions factories, making the artillery for the soldiers. Not to mention, for the first time in Canadian history, new positions in the military such as Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) and the Women Division (WD) in The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) were created so that women were able to contribute more towards the war efforts.
They also were not required to take care of the motherhood duties as they had nurse that took care of it. (Purvis, 46) At the beginning of the Great War, upper class women on the Home Front started organizing social projects and raising money to help the needed ones. As they did not have the need of working, they were trying to see a way of helping and serving the country, as they still could not consider the idea of participating in the war. (Adie, empl 416) “Undoubtedly the large part taken by women during the War in all branches of social service had proved a tremendous argument for their enfranchisement.” (Pankhurst , 607) ‘The was has proved that woman has not been given her opportunity in most parts of the Empire.’ (Adie, empl 418) This new activity made them have more decisions and empower the work they were participating on. Their leisure time was transformed into voluntary work.
This association “solicited door to door for money to purchase linen for soldiers’ shirts” (Gillon, pg.207). Not only doing those things, some townswomen also made soldiers’ uniforms and combat equipments, and managed their farms and stores. Even though the successful parts of the American Revolution mostly derived from men forces, women forces were definitely significant too. They were the ones who took care of the soldiers’ lives in the camp, earned some money to help making uniforms and equipments. And they also took care their property, including to farms and stores, while their husbands were fighting.
I think the Industrial Revolution was the start, as the U.S. became more industrialized many women would find work in the mills. This created two classes of women: the working class women, women that worked outside the home, and middle class women, who were basically, stay home wives to keep the husband satisfied. This created way for organized protesting attempts. The working class women attempted to improve work environments and wages, while the middle-class women developed a sense of themselves as members of a cohesive group (encyclodpedia.com). This campaigning and protesting gave women a voice and this would lead to women’s rights movements.
America gained its independence in 1776 with the expectation that every American should have liberty and equality. However, American women did not have the right to vote until 1920, which was almost more than 140 years after the United States was established. Women could do little to protect themselves and promote their careers due to being treated unequally and inferior to men. During the 19th and the early 20th century, women were working hard and fighting for gender equality, so that more and more women could live a better life with basic civil rights in their hometowns. In reality, women’s equality was challenged by traditional conventions in the fields of biological difference in sexes, religion and gender roles, and different perspectives towards these conventions of different people made women’s civil rights controversial.
Noble women played active roles in warrior society. When their husbands were away, noble women would pick up the slack and supervise vassals, control the household, and perform the necessary agricultural and medical tasks (Prentice Hall World History Textbook). Occasionally noble women also went to war to defend their estate because women's’ rights to inheritance were restricted by the feudal system. Even though some women didn’t inherit fiefs, they received land as part of their dowry (Prentice Hall World History Textbook). Likewise, peasant women also enacted important roles in the household.
Women were also encouraged to take Miltown with or without a mental disorder, because it cures that all day unpleasantness . This paper will discuss why women thought they had a need for a ‘Mother’s Little Helper’ and where those needs come from. In the years, post-wartimes, women were removed from their wartime jobs and placed back into their homes to raise their new born
The Fem-pire Strikes Back! The American society was shaken up by a revolution and a second great awakening from 1815 - 1860. These developments significantly affected women both inside and outside the home. Although they were still considered inferior to men, women gained new opportunities in the working profession as nurses, teachers, and domestic servants because of the proliferation. As a result of the Market Revolution and Second Great Awakening, they gained a new sense of independence in both society and family as they took up a separate realm at home.
Being confined to the home, Slack could not pursue her passion of writing. Marriage and parenting was viewed the primary role of women in American society, but during the progressive movement women were determined to change that. The ultimate goal to be attained by the women was to gain suffrage, or the right to vote within political elections. The movement began in 1848, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, who organized the Seneca Falls Convention. Then in 1870s, the movement finds a new leader in Susan B. Anthony.
In the mid-1800s, women had a hard time being a woman back then. They had NO rights. They couldn’t own property, receive an education, earn money for the work they put in, nor could they vote. So a group of women decided to create a document called the “Declaration of Sentiments” to fight for their rights. They presented the Declaration of Sentiments to a
Women at home and serving America This paper seeks to address where women contributed the most during WW2. Did women have a greater contribution to the war efforts through their work in factories, voluntary work or organization, or their service in the military/nursing? American women played an important role during the World War II, both at home and in uniforms. Not only did these women give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war efforts, they gave their time, energy, and some had even given their lives. Women’s involvement in the military was a massive contribution during the war, because it was the first time that women were allowed to join the military forces in roles besides nursing.