Women's Working Force After Ww2

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How did women going into the workforce in the 1940s effect then and now? Because women started working so that men could go to war, many things changed at the time and shaped the future (including now). Everyone was and is affected. As I said earlier in this paper, around 6,000,000 women went into the workforce after being called to do so. By 1945 nearly ¼ of every married women worked outside of their homes. More than 310,000 women went to work in the U.S. aircraft industry. This caused the industry workforce to go from about 1% women workers to 65% women workers. Does this mean that a lot of men left? It doesn’t really prove that men left, although it does give a little evidence to support that a lot of women came to work, and the men went to war. Around 350,000 women joined the armed services. Then, in May of 1942, congress started the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. Later, the organization was given a ‘promotion’ and became the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) with full military status. By 1945, there were over 100,000 members and 6,000 female officers. In July of 1942, the Navy established Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). Then, in 1948 women gained permanent status in the Armed Services. Their …show more content…
Men have more physical ability than women so it would keep our country safer.” But Lindsey’s opinion was that it seemed like the women were being used just so the men could go to war instead of the women working as individuals because they have rights too. It’s true that women were being used so that the men could go to war. But, it’s not like the women were being forced to, they all went to work by “choice” (meaning that they weren’t forced but they were highly persuaded). Then, after the war, many women stayed working, even though most people had planned that after the war everything would go back to how it

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