Role of women during the 1940's


During the 40's women's roles and expectations in society were changing rapidly. Previously women had very little say in society and were stereotyped to stay home, make babies, be a good home maker and wife. The 1940's were different, life for women was expanding, the men were at war and some one had to step up and take the men's place. Not only men were going to war either, the war was so big that in 1942 The Women's Army Corps (WAC) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) were established. After these organizations were accepted congress authorized women to serve in the U.S. Navy. Going back to state side roles women worked factory, labor intensive jobs and become the attention of society in the entertainment industry. 1943 The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded. In 1945 Eleanor Roosevelt became a U.S delegate for the newly established United Nations. Through out the 1940's the amount of women in the workforce increased by 25-35 percent. This was a prosperous time in women's history. 


 

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