Women at War - WWII

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Published on February 11, 2008

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Women at War 1939-1945

Women’s role before the war “ A woman’s place is in the home” Domestic life: Child rearing Men work & Women stay home                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

“ A woman’s place is in the home”

Domestic life: Child rearing

Men work & Women stay home

War Begins Men enlist by the millions leaving jobs with no workers Women are encouraged to go into the work force. This causes a drastic change in sexual roles in every nation.

Men enlist by the millions leaving jobs with no workers

Women are encouraged to go into the work force.

This causes a drastic change in sexual roles in every nation.

Life on the Home Front Women take over traditional male roles They go to work in factories and farms by the thousands supporting the war effort Rationing imposes hardships

Women take over traditional male roles

They go to work in factories and farms by the thousands supporting the war effort

Rationing imposes hardships

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

Women in Uniform Case Study: US Armed Services “free a man for the front line” Worked mostly clerical, support roles including mechanics, cooks, & secretaries

“free a man for the front line”

Worked mostly clerical, support roles including mechanics, cooks, & secretaries

Women’s Army Corp 100,000 Joined

100,000 Joined

 

 

WAVES 11,000 Joined

11,000 Joined

 

 

Army and Navy Nurses 68,000 Women served to nurse wounded soldiers

68,000 Women served to nurse wounded soldiers

 

Russia: Women were Front Line Soldiers

Secret Agents, Saboteurs, & Partisans Due to the Sexist ideas of the age women were able to effectively fight a covert war against the enemy

Due to the Sexist ideas of the age women were able to effectively fight a covert war against the enemy

Reporters and Photographers News coverage encouraged many women to get jobs as correspondents.

News coverage encouraged many women to get jobs as correspondents.

 

After the War The new found freedom for women both in the US and elsewhere was taken away as men returned. Governments encouraged women to “return to the home and family”                                                                                                       

The new found freedom for women both in the US and elsewhere was taken away as men returned.

Governments encouraged women to “return to the home and family”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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