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Women During World War 1

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Introduction As World War I started in 1914, countries prepared for battle. Women and men had different jobs of serving their own country during and after this war. Women replaced men in their civilian jobs of mechanics, clerks, and other occupations. This allowed women to be in fields that they were usually not working in. Ebbert & Hall (2002) state women also had been recruited into serving the Navy and Marine Corps. There were men that apposed to give the women equal pay as their male counterparts (p.59). Even documentation of the women who served was thought to be unnecessary (p.122). After the war where women and men have served and worked hard for their country, men would go back to expect employment and women were thought to go back…show more content…
Posters became propaganda instruments and were also used to encourage army enlistment and to sell war bonds.”(Posters, 2015, para. 9) Men had the roles to be soldiers in war. This showed as a recurring theme featured in propaganda posters. Women in propaganda were asked to volunteer for the Red Cross. “Other women helped procure enormous amounts of medical supplies and then forward them to their destinations” (Ebbert & Hall, 2002, p.43). With women in the service, new regulations, and uniforms had to be made (Ebbert & Hall, 2002, p.27). “Evidently some navy men did not think that going to sea and perhaps getting shot at was as desirable as staying ashore, which might account, at least in part, for the disdain, offensive remarks, and downright meanness that some women met” (Ebbert & Hall, 2002,…show more content…
Compared to preparations before the war, it was a 35.5 million difference of people in unemployment (p.27). “Renewed applications of peacetime standards limiting the hours of work for women and prohibiting their employment on night shifts will also offer some help in achieving at least a partial withdrawal from the labor force of women workers who entered employment during the war.” (Shishkin, 1944, p.619) “The extent to which the process of rebuilding required the combined efforts of men and women in public and perhaps even more so in private shows the shared human toll of this extraordinary conflict.” (Grayzel, n.d., para
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