Essay on Women Rights.

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It was long ago when women were looked upon as slaves to the hard working man. In today's society women now are more respected and are acceptable for as many jobs as men are. Yet, long before our time during World War II, women thought many different things that they could only imagine. During the postwar period, women were then equipped with many different abilities colliding with their home chores and knowledge. Women then took their stand and many acts were passed in their favor.

The war's demand had made the proposition for the women to do the man's work. Women were encouraged to take these jobs for the first time in history. To some it was a shock but to many it was a divine privilege. By 1942 a poll showed that only 13% of Americans opposed women in the workforce. Many of them also became war nurses and helped many of the men recover.

It would seem that women's interests in occupational equality were directly linked to the nation's state of distress. Many women were exceptionally well at making bombs and took the place of men.

During the war women received many different opportunity and advancement in their lives. Even though there were many laws prohibiting women from working they still came through for our country. For once women were looked at as producers and not reproducers.

After the war the men had returned home and back steps began to take place with the women. In 1945, 3/4 of the women polled by the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor wished to continue working which showed their interests in the skills they possessed. During this point much frustration ran through these women for the men had created "homemaker" for the description of a women's job and...