Women : The New Woman

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The New Woman
As of 1914, women were seen as inferior to men. Over the years, women have been able to prove that they excel at their work and more often than not, work more effectively than men. Despite the capabilities of women, some would argue that women are still not given the same consideration as men, as women are still told that they cannot do something, simply because of gender. Regardless, women have come a long way since the beginning of the feminist movement. During the interwar years, a new image of the woman came forward when women felt empowered to rewrite the rules of being a girl or woman in this time period, making it possible to contribute to the war effort in the Second World War, in turn undergoing profound changes in the role of women.
After the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending the Great War, soldiers returned home to their families. Throughout the war, women had taken over many roles originally occupied by men, such as factory work, therefore when their husbands, fathers, brothers and sons came home; women were expected to allow men to return to their jobs. Many women took offense to this and in their own ways, decided to fight for their rights. For instance, the Persons Case was a lawsuit filed by Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby that challenged the word “persons”, as it was only intended to refer to men. Henrietta Muir Edwards explains that, “This
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