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How A Mans Role Has Changed In the Home? In the 1940s men were "Bread Winners" and women looked after the children. Nowadays with labour saving domestic appliances and childcare facilities women can have paid work and therefore men have to share domestic responsibility. This means men have more opportunity to be involved in family life. Do Fathers Still Expect Their Sons to Follow In Their Line Of Work? In the 1940s sons tended to follow their fathers trade. Whereas today young people can expect to change career paths several times in their life. Have Women's Expectations Changed Between 1947-2003? Yes they have because in the 1940s women were classed as wife and mother but nowadays they are classed as career women and mother. Is Household Responsibility Left to the Women? There is a tendency for household responsibilities to be negotiated and shared, men do what they are good at and women do what they are good at. ...read more.


5). Rosie the Riveter stood for independence, strength, and determination. She was depicted as a woman rolling up her sleeves and affirming, "We Can Do It" (Bondi 334). Her image along with other posters of that time inspired women to step in to help out with the war efforts. Apparently, the efforts paid off because the rate of working women rose from 11,970,00 in 1940 to 18,610,00 in 1945 (Bondi 334). Another line of work that women where greatly needed was in the Armed Services and that is where "Commando Mary" comes into play (par.9). She did for the Armed Services what "Rosie the Riveter" had done for the defense industry (par.9). Many women entered the Armed Services because they felt they could be of most use and help benefit the world best begin in the Armed Forces. They had the jobs being nurses, cooks, seamstresses and laundress. However, women did not seem to mind being positions of seamstress or laundress because they knew that they where just as much the backbone of the armed forces as the men where. ...read more.


Another actress that came into the Hollywood light was Betty Grable. She was known for her ability to bring people into the theaters. She could light up a screen and warm the hearts of millions with a simple smile. Stanwyck and Grable as well as other actresses and actors of the times were treated as royalty by the public and the press (Bondi 54). Perhaps the reason why actresses and actors were so idolized was for the simple fact that it took the public's minds off the war and the hard times during the 1940s. The women in the 1940s paved the way for generations to come. It is clear just how important women in this era were to the world around them. New archetypes of women emerged in the images of WWII, in figures such as "Rosie the Riveter" and "Commando Mary". Through women's involvement during the war she has proven that she too can roll up her sleeves and get down and dirty just like the men. The women of the 40s helped lighten the hard times of the 40s through their contributions in work and in entertainment. ...read more.

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