Essay about Women in World War Ii
In what specific ways did the Second World War change the lives of women in Canada and/or the United States? Were the changes merely temporary or did they sow the seeds of collapse for traditional gender roles? * * The Second World War dramatically changed the lives of women in both Canada and the United States, on every level from political, to social, to sexual. Further, the changes in women’s lives during this time were not merely temporary reactions to a current situation, but rather were profound societal changes that would forever alter the place of women, and men, in modern society.
Before the war, women were cast as the “homemaker”, and their principal duty was to bear …show more content…
Women quickly became “disgruntled with their place in society and the inability to obtain employment and achieve equality” post-war. Women’s human rights had finally been recognized, and yet after the war they were assumed to go right back to the duty of “homemaker”. * * Women decided to take a stand. They started organizing boycotts and other social movements, such as public marches, pushing for their human rights as well as protection against the discrimination women were facing at the