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Gender Issues in the 1930's
Transcript of Gender Issues in the 1930's
This caused the Great Depression
Many men lost their jobs
Also known as the Dirty 30's because of a series of huge dust storms
All of the previously mentioned factors set women's rights and advocacy back Women Working in the Big City During the Great Depression, the number of reported domestic abuse cases went up
Women were blamed for abuse Kelsie Beardsley, Kayla Elmore, Jackson Gravel, and Clara Reynen Gender Issues in the 1930's Women were not considered equal to men, unless they had a full education Men worked
Women stayed home Women were typically unheard of in the military Gender Equality in the Workplace Women were employed as domestic service workers, personal assistants, school teachers, nurses, and factory workers Women worked longer than men for less money 7% of women worked in the automobile industry
25% were involved in the electrical industry Women were viewed as stealing jobs from the men Roles of Women in the Household Women were also the anchor of a family
Men worked so women had to keep the household in check
Often had to cut corners to make ends meet A background in housework made women the perfect candidates for domestic workers Women who had maids often dismissed them and learned the work themselves