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Women in The 1930's

for Ms.Monteque's project on the 1930s

Naomi Mora

on 14 December 2012

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Transcript of Women in The 1930's

Women in the 1930s By:Naomi Mora Difficulties that
Women faced African American Women work jobs available being homeless politically and socially in the Household At Work and Home in the Household Makeup and Clothing Daily Lives of Women during the 1930s,the Great Depression did not stop the work flow of women, about 11 million women were working which was about 23% of America. As expected during the 1930s the popular makeup looks were lighter colors like ivory or light peach but gradually got darker. A notable makeup trend would be the extremely thin eye brown or drawn on eyebrows. Being women and thought to be lesser than men, women had a more limited number of jobs available for them. Eleanor Roosevelt woman in the 1930s were considered less important when it came to politics. Even though in the 1920s there was a rise of feminist and women's rights movements,it became stagnant during the time around the great depression.

Due to the increasing amount of stress on women and men because of the great depression, adding another problem to the equation such as equality between the sexes was unnecessary. black women were given very big pay cuts which they tolerated out of desperation for work.
the most common job for black women was being a hairdresser. During the time not having a job or a source f income was a major problem,luckily there were ways to stay alive even without a job.
At Work Women occupied jobs such as domestic or personal service as well as being Nurses, and School teachers. the 1930s way of dressing was very glamorous but also had to be sturdy and able to move to suit a womans more productive and lively lifestyle. the role of a woman in a traditional household would be to be more family orientated. during the times of the great depression women were expected to act as home makers, save family and all in all make the family more lucrative. helping to save money and decrease need more costly objects was the main role of women. If women did have jobs they were generally paid less than men because of gender discrimination and the bias that women did less than men.
A woman was also discouraged from having a job if she was married, being the home keeper of a household was considered a big responsibility from which she could not be distracted. at some point people in the southern black communities moved to the northern part of America to find jobs.
the increase of white hiring was also a major problem to the black community especially for woman, being discriminated for being both black and a woman,finding a job was very difficult. black women were also so desperate to acquire jobs that they degraded themselves working for "slave trades" in which they worked for white women. homeless shelters provided security for the jobless population of America. the problem was that not all homeless shelters accepted african american women to be allowed inside. the number of black women left homeless was uncounted but assumed to be great. Famous Women in 1931 Jane Adams became the fist woman to win a Nobel prize. in 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. wife of president Theodore Roosevelt and women's rights advocate hosts a press conference in 1933 with only female reporters. the same year Francis Perkins is appointed secretary of labor by her husband and is the first female cabinet member . THE END
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