Women in the 1920s

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“A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.”(Nazarian, 7) Women portrayed a prominent role in history. In the early 1920s women's roles where to stay at home to cook, clean, and take care of the children. However during World War 1 women were to go to work and produce war time essentials. They where also given the chance to vote, and this is when women began to be seen as equals. Women wanted to stand on equal ground with men. In the 1920s women started a new generation by the way they dressed, and acted in society. Women fought for individuality and wanted to be seen more as humans. In the 1920s women’s roles changed society, such that women now have a more prominent, unordinary role then before; which created a different view on women. The rules that women fought against changed society’s views on them forever. The role of an ordinary women before 1920s were for the women to stay at home, clean, cook and take care of the children. Women prior the war were unable to get decent jobs, they were seen as mens properties and did not have the right to vote. Some women were in the workforce but many jobs and professions were closed to them. Women were unable to be employed in any government position or a management position because they were considered to be appropriate for men only. Preparatory to the war, women were only

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