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The Changing role of women during WW1

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The Changing role of women during WW1
The Beginning
From 1914 to the 1949, women's role in society changed drastically due to World Wars I and II, and other economic depressions throughout the globe. In the United States, Europe, and Germany, women gained opportunities, socially and economically during WWI, as they took over positions previously held by men, who were now at war, and so women took over their roles back home.
What happened next?
Yes they did. Between 1914 and 1918 approximately 1,600,000 had joined the workforce in Government departments, public transport, the post office, as clerks in business, as land workers and in factories, especially in the dangerous munitions factories, which were employing 950,000 women by Armistice Day as compared to 700,000 in Germany.
Dangerous duties
Munitionettes made 80% of the weapons and shells used by the British Army and risked their lives, daily, working with poisonous substances without decent protective clothing or the required safety measures they have today.
Now
Why were women allowed to work in the first place?
Did women take the opportunity?
The men weren't the only ones in life threatening situations.
Contents
Beginning.............................................................
Before...................................................................
After......................................................................
What happened next........................................
Dangerous Duties..............................................
Now.......................................................................
Bibliography........................................................

Before
What were their roles before the war?
Women were responsible for looking after children, cooking and cleaning. Women had no rights and were expected to do everything without complaining. Woman were also thought to be not as intelligent as men and it wasn't necessary for them to attend school often.
How did WW1 effect the woman society?
Bibliography
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2.Unknown. (2009). How Did WW1 Change the Role of Women?. Available: http://www.ask.com/question/how-did-ww1-change-the-role-of-women. Last accessed 21st Aug 2013.

3.Unknown. (2013). Women's roles in the World Wars. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_roles_in_the_World_Wars. Last accessed 21st Aug 2013.

4. Unknown. (Unknown). ww1 Women. Available: https://www.google.com.au/search?um=1&hl=en&q=2%2B2&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.50952593,d.dGI,pv.xjs.s.en_US.epv7Gxs5zsU.O&biw=1440&bih=805&wrapid=tlif137705500275111&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&ta. Last accessed 21st Aug 2013.
After
What happened after the war?
The War opened up radical new employment opportunities for women, although they were kicked out of their jobs and put in small paying jobs after the war, woman still appreciated the opportunities, resulting in an increase in the proportion of women in total employment, from 24 per cent in July 1914 to 37 per cent by November 1918.
Women in World War 1
Year 9, History, Mr Oates
Now in the twentieth century, women around the whole world became needed in the war efforts. In many countries the need for female participation in the First World War was seen as almost necessary, as many men were wounded and killed. Than, In the Second World War, the need for women arose again. On the home front or the front-lines, for civilian or enlisted women, the World Wars started a new era for women's opportunities to contribute in war and be recognized for efforts outside of the home.
Even out of war. Back at home woman were taken more seriously, were allowed to work in major companies and gained a lot of respect.
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