Thursday, 18 April 2013
Canadian Home Front
Since many men were off at war the government need to recruit women into factories to do the work of a man. They only targeted unmarried women, but even married women found away around that role by lying about their families. By many these jobs were seen only as temporary, men did not believe that women were capable of doing the job. Women thought they were better workers than the men because they showed up to work everyday. Although the women were not paid the same as men they did the job anyway, and well. If women weren't working on factories they were working on farms, sewed uniforms for soldiers, and worked for the Canadian Red Cross. When the war was coming to an end the women started to be laid off. Even before the war had ended because there wasn't the same need for supplies. When the war ended the women gave their jobs back to the men who had worked there before. Most women were fine about giving the job back, but others were devastated. The war is what planted the seeds for the women's rights movement.