|Women In War
For women, wartime was considered “the best years of their lives” by some people and historians. Not only did women come to the country’s aid in time of need, they also started the concept of women having a job.
The idea of women at work during World War II was not utterly new. In the previous years of World War I, women were nursing sisters, volunteers, and there were even some women in the Navy. Before “the war to end all wars”, work was considered a man’s job. Normally, a woman’s place was in the house tending to her children, and doing housework such as cleaning and cooking. If a lady had a job, the job would usually be as a teacher, librarian, sales clerk, or secretary but it would never require hard labor. (Encarta 98; World Book Encyclopedia; World at War, p.31)
As World War II came around however, the situation changed. Men were starting to be drafted as part of the air force, military, and other war related jobs. Men left their working positions to answe...