Women During The Twentieth Century

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Historically, females have been relegated to the private sphere of daily life. They have served roles as homemakers, domestic servants and other positions in which one is eternally bound in social immobility. Women had maintained this status, at times uncomfortably, for the vast part of recorded history, and prior to the twentieth century this role seemed rather static. Beginning in 1945, and continuing through the decades to culminate with the popular image of Princess Diana, the role of the female adapted swiftly from the shadow of domesticity to the beacon of empowerment that women represent in the modern world. Women fought through adversity in the 40’s and 50’s, found solace in feminist movement and women’s revolutions in the 60’s, and finally gained political power in the 80’s between the officiation of Princess Diana, and the ministry of Margaret Thatcher. These distinct moments in time trace the explicit evolution of how the role of the woman grew and prospered in the British social climate. In order to effectively examine the lineage of the female in British society, a starting point must be established. In 1945, the influx of men returning from World War II had a significant impact on how women functioned in their daily routines. Before the surge of males on the homefront, Britain followed a similar story to America. Women had begun to fill in roles in industrial positions, factory positions, and other manual labor fields. Prior to British military engagement in
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