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What jobs did women have before World War 2 began?

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2005-11-26 04:28:08
2005-11-26 04:28:08

Most middleclass women did not work outside the home. Lower class women have always had to work, usually in menial jobs like maids, laundresses and cooks in wealthy households. Poor women of good birth might be employed as nursemaids, governesses or companions to the elderly in wealthy homes. Many poor women worked long hours with heavy machinery on factory floors. There have always been prostitutes. Women also worked as seamstresses, milliners and hairdressers. Nursing was most respected during war time. Otherwise, it was considered improper. . . all those nude bodies, don't you know. The most respected professions for women, the only ones that afforded education, were teacher and nun.

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