The Role Of Women In The 20th Century

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The role of women has tremendously changed over the past 100 years. Throughout the years, women have made major strides in society. Women have and are still making breakthrough progress in what some may call a man’s world. The 20th century was an area that great strides were taken to level the equality of both genders. Over the past century, women’s role have significantly changed. The 20th century greatly furthered the progress of women. Over the years, women have advanced from many aspects in society. Equal opportunity for education is one of the most successful achievements. The 18th and 19th century women were not given the right of having the same formal education as men. Women curriculum consist of domestic work to prepare them for marriage. …show more content…
In 1972 The Title of IX was passed it stated that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (nwhm.org), Title of IX was the first civil law that prohibited sexual discrimination in the educational system. This law allowed both genders to be able to take the same courses. The 20th-century women opened the door to equal opportunity for women in …show more content…
During World War I, women were allowed to enlist, “more than 12,000 enlisted and about 400 died during the war” (infoplease.com). After World War I, World War II continued to let women enlisted. During World War II the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines established reserves for women. They did this in order for men to fight overseas while women fought statewide. As the war progressed more opportunities were opened for women in the war. After WWII, women continues serving in the Army. They continued to fight in the Army until they had one set back in1994 when Defense Secretary Les Aspin implemented a rule, “that prohibited women from serving in units ‘whose primary mission is to engage in direct ground combat,’” (infoplease.com). Despite this setback, Leigh Ann Hester became the first female soldier to receive the Silver Star. Her achievement inspired women by setting an example that both genders that can fight in a war. Women broke the boundaries of the Army only enlisting men and set the way for females to know that they should not be discouraged by their gender to fight for their

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