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Role of women during the war.

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Introduction

Independence that's all they wanted. To vote. To be given the same chances men were given. But to what extent would they go to just to get this. Read this account to see how women's lives clicked into the fast lane, changing rapidly day by day. These women had aims they wanted to be treated as equals. To be given the same opportunity's men were given. The rich women before the war would go by the name of lady or miss their lives would be quite boring and uneventful. The poor women would work in domestic services usually and didn't earn very much money. Here are just some reasons why women wanted to achieve independence; no job opportunity's, not allowed in parliament, not allowed to express opinions, Were put below men, not respected, not able to vote, made to marry early, not allowed to do manly work, not taught science or geography. ...read more.

Middle

This is where women show true character and stopped there independence efforts and helped with the war efforts. Although I think it would be better if women expressed the fact that they were helping the war efforts for there country not for the men. This is the point where women's roles change. More women worked in shell factories, ammo factories, Iron works, transport and coal factories all these jobs were said to be only for men. But women proved that they were just as capable. I suppose you could say the war helped women. When women were causing havoc and chaos, they weren't getting very far. But the war meant more jobs for women, and they proved to parliament and men that they were just as good if not better than men at the jobs. ...read more.

Conclusion

Although all in all they won all the pain and suffering paid off they were independent that's what they set out to do. Finally the role of women changed immensely they were treated with respect and gratitude and like an equal. Just like men they proved that they were fighters. The men although they thought they would they could not silence independent women. Women showed heart when they stopped rebelling and helped work for there country everyone of those rules that the women of 1914 weren't allowed to do is very much legal now; they have every job opportunity the same as men, many women are allowed in parliament ie; Stockport's Anne Coffey, they are allowed to vote marry or not whenever they want, they are taught the same as women and of course are allowed to join the army. By Jack Swain 9icj history homework ...read more.

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