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Some men opposed the employment of women in WWI when their work was absolutely crucial. Why did men oppose this?
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Why did some men oppose employment of women in industry?
To start off with, some men opposed the employment of women in WWI when their work was absolutely crucial. Why did men oppose this?
To start with, the working class was very dominant by the males. Traditionally, the men went out to work, while the women stayed at home and looked after the rest of the family. The "traditional" women jobs included cooking and cleaning the house etc. When women came into factories to work, men felt like women were "Breaking the tradition."
Because men were so used to having other men around them during working hours, the whole atmosphere in the work place was changed when women were working. They felt like they had to act differently in front of women, and they didn't like the change. This, of course, sparked the loathing of women at work, and often led to forms of bullying. "Over and over again the foreman gave me the wrong or incomplete directions..." That statement is a classic example of men trying to drive women away from work.
Another reason why men opposed women was over the workmanship. Men
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