Women In The 1920s Essay

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“A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.”(Nazarian, 7) Women portrayed a prominent role in history. In the early 1920s women's roles where to stay at home to cook, clean, and take care of the children. However during World War 1 women were to go to work and produce war time essentials. They where also given the chance to vote, and this is when women began to be seen as equals. Women wanted to stand on equal ground with men. In the 1920s women started a new generation by the way they dressed, and acted in society. Women fought for individuality and wanted to be seen more as humans. In the 1920s women’s roles changed society, such that women now have a more prominent, unordinary role then before; which created a different view on women. The rules that women fought against changed society’s views on them forever.
The role of an ordinary women before 1920s were for the women to stay at home, clean, cook and take care of the children. Women prior the war were unable to get decent jobs, they were seen as mens properties and did not have the right to vote. Some women were in the workforce but many jobs and professions were closed to them. Women were unable to be employed in any government position or a management position because they were considered to be appropriate for men only. Preparatory to the war, women were only given jobs of a lower income and many rules following (Women at work during 1920s). With these jobs such like a teacher, women could not have their own family and no relationship with any male outside of primary family such as their fathers or brothers (Women at work during 1920s). Women were views to be the motherly figure and take care of the family. During the war women were given factory jobs to produce wartime essentials for the men serving overseas. Women were seen as property to men. Once married men were given everything a women had prior the marriage and could do anything with it (Sungrab). For example a women could have owned a piece of land before the marriage but once married the men could do anything with it. Also women did not have the right to vote prior the first world war, since men thought they were superior to women and that women had no place in politics (Sungrab). In...

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