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Women Roles of WWI

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Social Studies
Subject:
World War I-II

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Women Roles of WWI

Roles of Women in WWI

Before the War

•Homemaker• judged by their beauty, not by their abilty • jobs geared towards maintaining their children and homes•care for cooking, cleaning, etc. •worked in textile industries and other industries• began to breake away from the traditional roles they had played• would have to take over Mens jobs as they went into the war

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How Women Contributed at the Start of the War

Our Work Cited

• Over 8 million women were in paid occupations•seen as vital resources for wartime aids, & various newspapers •women replaced their men. As a result, the number of women employed greatly increased in many industries

Working Conditions for Female Workers

• Labor Unions fought hard against hiring women in factories• Women were paid almost half the wages of men in working conditions that were sometimes dangerous and unhealthy.• Lots of women worked long hours, filling shells with explosives.• Employers provided childcare for working mothers or even set aside toilets for female workers.• In munitions plants, acid fumes from high explosives damaged workers’ lungs. In addition, it also turned their skin bright yellow.• Feminist pressure on established unions and the formation of separate women's unions threatened to weaken men-only unions.

• The Red Cross war council created a women’s bureau• appointed a national advisory committee of women that made an effort to recruit • Women in the Red Cross were also helpful in recruiting men who had not joined the war

Red Cross

•Young women and girls were nurses during the war•In 1917, the Navy had 160 nurses on active duty•The girls that signed up to be a nurse, were mostly not experienced•some nurses were educated (even though education was mostly for men) •there were 2 groups of nurses the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). •the VAD was volenture, making it more exciting, FANY spend more time in abuelence•needed to serve their country in some way and they did it through nursing and being doctorsdifficult to tell the wounded soldiers’ parents anything In 1917, the Navy had 160 nurses on active duty•Over the next year and a half, this number increased more than eight-fold as the Nurse Corps expanded to meet the war's demands•The girls that signed up to be a nurse, were mostly not experienced •some nurses were educated (even though education was mostly for men) •2 groups of nurses the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). •VAD was volenture, making it more exciting, FANY spend more time in abuelence •some women felt like they needed to serve their country in some way and they did it through nursing and being doctors •some nurses felt it was very difficult to tell the wounded soldiers’ parents anything

Nursing


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