Wwii Impact on Women

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Research Paper WWII Impact on Women

The Impact WW2 had on Women
During WW2 the presence of men at home was to a bare minimum. The impact this had on women was felt throughout the nation. How women would be looked at would be changed forever. They had to uphold various positions that were usually held by men and reevaluate their roles as homemakers. Their lives at home had changed; they were no longer the primary care giver. They also joined different parts of the military. Due to men being away at war during WW2 women were forced to participate in the workforce, which would change their view of their position in society.

With life hard on women already holding the home together while their husbands were in the war, they were
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Instead of being able to buy new clothes they had to sew old clothes to help conserve money for other expenses. Even though they had a car to drive them, they cut back on that, saving the tread on the tires as well as the gas in the tank. Some even grew their family food just trying to cut back on anything they could. While they were out doing their part of the war and earning any money they could, they had to leave their children by themselves with an elder child or even leave them with other mothers that were going through the same thing. With the men gone a lot of responsibilities were put on the women, having the strength of sanity they made it through this hard time.

Therefore based on these facts it is obvious that WW2 did have an impact on women’s part in the workforce and their desire to continue to stay there. WW2 obviously also had an impact on the change of the Home front and how families would be changed from a household with one working parent to two working parents. It also shows that the presence of a woman’s role in the armed forces would then and always will be needed. This war gave women the courage and strength to become more independent and feel that they can do the job that a man can do. It is obvious that WW2 impacted the United States in how we see the workforce today.

References

http://www.womenshistory.about.com/od/warwwii/a/women_at_home.htm
http://www.tngenweb.org/Campbell/hist-bogan/WW2Women.html

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