Women During The 20th Century

1548 Words May 6th, 2016 7 Pages
Women are a large part of our society. They always have been. Without women none of us would be here right now. In the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries women did not really get to work much. A woman 's job was typically to have and take care of the children. Mother was the main title that a woman could have. Then WWI started, and all of the men went off to fight in the war. With all of the men off fighting, there was no one left to to work in the factories. All of the wives and mothers, and women left at home took over the jobs in the factories. Women working in the factories was almost unheard of before this time. Of course once the war ended and all of the men came back, they took the jobs again.

By the end of WWII, all of the women were out of a job again, but they had now know what working was like. This was not in every country, most countries did not lose enough men to the army and could still work with the ones they had. The most important countries that let the women into their workforce was Britain and Germany. The countries that did lose their men to the war and needed the women in the factories prospered. European countries that allowed women to enter the workforce enjoyed both short term and long term benefits. They experienced some short term benefits like a surge of productivity in their military. Those countries also experience some much needed long term benefits, like a huge step forward for women’s rights and labor laws.

Before the war started,…
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