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World War II Changed Women Forever

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In America during the Second World War was creating awareness among the women folk that priority should be given to country’ s need than their physical or material comfort. When the war broke out the majority of the American women were tensed and they thought that war will badly affect them and their family. One of the prominent reasons for their suffering was that almost all the women were directly or indirectly connected to the war that the male folk in the war front were husbands, boyfriend, father or close relative. When men went to battle field, women cannot make sure that they will come back or/and if come back, it may be with injury or as handicapped.

The advice and message passed from the propaganda campaign also increased their worries. This campaign informs them that if work hard the war will end sooner. These war campaigns also warned them that “ if they did not work then a soldier would die, people would call them slackers, and they were equivalent to men who avoid the draft” (Rosie the Riveter, n.

Different studies identifies that these campaign acted as motivating factors to the American women. Before the emergence of War, in America, minority and lower-class women were in the work field, but there were cultural and gender differences among the labours; and majority of people were against women employment. Women recruitment to the workplace, as part of the World War II changed this condition and attitude in a certain extent. At the initial stage women’ s respond to participate in the workplace was not good that they were reluctant to break out from their tradition.

After the propaganda campaign, response from women’ s part changed and they turned to war jobs in military and in the industrial sectors. Later, the workforce of women increased from one quarter to one third. At the initial stage, men and employers were not ready to provide good jobs and training to women employees, but gradually this condition changed and they find that women cause comparatively less accident than male did. But some of the changes occurred during that time were superficial and temporary.  

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