Women 's Role During World War Two ( Ww2 ) Essay

1099 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
The world has come a long way since World War Two (WW2). One way is such that women have been integrated into the work force not just in the United States but all around the world. Prior to WW2 women’s role was to be a housewife and take care of children. When the men had to go to war, women started taking over the labor force and they excelled at it. When the men returned from war they retook their jobs and the women returned to being housewives. Since then, more and more women have joined the labor force as society has slowly progressed. Although, that does not mean that women have the same advantages and pay as men. A women on average is paid less than a man for holding the same position in the United States. That is not the only discrimination or disadvantage that is observed here in America. Race and gender are important factors in modern society when determining if a person is worthy of getting the positon, as minorities and women do not have the same opportunities as the majority. A perfect example of this is Sonia Sotomayor who is a Supreme Court judge. She states, “We are a nation that takes pride in our ethnic diversity… insist that we can and must function and live in a race and color-blind way that ignore these very differences that in other contexts we laud” (A Latin Judges Voice). Sonia is arguing that American is known as the “melting pot of the world” yet everyone is forced to become accustom to the cultural norms of Americans. She wants there to be more…

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