Women During WWII
Women played a huge role in World War II, and it was a turning point for most women.
- During World War II, about 350,000 women served in the armed forces.
- Between 1940-1945 the work force of women increased from 27% to 37%
- More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry, representing 65% of the entire workforce, when before the war, it was just 1%.
This propaganda was one that was a huge inspiration to most women. It showed that women could be just as important as men.
Women also did things like...
- manage finances
- become great housewives and cooks
- learned to fix cars
- became officers
Women proved that they could do the same things as men could. This is why it was a huge turning point.
The effect women had on World War II, lasted after the World War also. After the World War...
- More women were in the labor force than at any previous time in history
- Women started getting jobs that they could do from inside their homes
- Many women found jobs previously unavailable to them in aircraft plants, shipyards, manufacturing companies, and the chemical, rubber, and metals factories producing war materials.
Overall, Women played a huge role in World War II, and changed life for everyone after their generation. This helps me to have more appreciation for how things were back then, because I never realized how women were looked at until World War II, when they changed everything. Now I understand why this was one of the most important turning points in history.