amount of women in the workforce, the second World War was sure to change society’s perspective of women and women’s perspective of themselves. WWII changed the United States for women, and at the same time women changed their nation. Over 350,000 women volunteered for military service while 20 times as many stepped into civilian jobs, that were previously male-owned. More than 7,000,000 women who hadn’t earned a signal wage before the war, like me, joined the already 11,000,000 women who were already
heroic attributes when she came into WWII looking for a way for women to make a difference and fight in the war. Jaqueline founded WASP, Women Airforce Service Pilots, she made an impact in so many women’s lives by making them more included in the war instead of staying at home waiting for updates. Jacqueline shows the heroic traits that goddesses such as Athena showed in ancient Greece.
THESIS: Gender inequality towards women in the service then and now Women have served in the armed forces from as early as the American Revolution to present. They have served selflessly with dedication towards their country in times of conflict. About two hundred years ago it wasn’t easy for a women to be in the service, they would disguise themselves as men. It was believed that women did not have the capability and were not strong enough to handle the situations that would arise in the daily
During World War II, the United States had a shortage of pilots, and the leaders decided to train women to fly military aircraft so male pilots could be released for combat duty overseas. The group of female pilots was called the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP for short. Young women between the ages of twenty-one to thirty-five, all civilian volunteers, flew almost every type of military aircraft but were not considered to be formally militarized. The program began in 1942, and was closed by
In World War II, women contributed in many ways by entering the battle. Some of the jobs the women held were Army nurses, Red Cross members, factory work, etc. The United States were one of the few countries that put their women to work and was ridiculed for it. In 1948, President Truman signed the Women 's Armed Services Integration Act which authorized regular and reserve status for women in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. These women showed true leadership by becoming leaders in battle