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The Role Of Women During World War I

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“Frailty, thy name is woman.”(Hamlet) is a statement that Shakespeare must have made in a weak moment. However, since Shakespeare’s times, people have slowly begun to understand the importance of the role of women in society. During World War I, women entered the work force due to the shortage of men. Ever since this phenomenon, there has been a significant change in the number of women in the work force. However, this does not discount the fact that women are still subject to gender discrimination, lower salaries, and lack of respect in the professional industry. Improvements to the equality system have been made, but the problem is far from being fixed. Though the number of women joining the work force is increasing, the level equality between the two genders in the workplace seems to be far from perfect in many different ways. There are many different reasons as to why inequality exists in spite of an equal ratio of women to men in today’s work force, According to the statistics presented in the article, The Problem With Women In The Workplace Is Men, 50% of the US work force is comprised of women (Ferro, The Problem With Women In The Workplace Is Men). This data is simply an “illusion” of equality. The ratio between women and men in the workplace may be the same, but the distribution of men and women are not equal in all fields of work as well as the different rungs of management within specific companies. In fact, according to the article, How Men Drown Out The Voices
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