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Australia in WW2

What were the reactions of men to Australian women's involvement in World War 2?

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September 29, 2005 8:59AM

When the men of the country came home from war they were surprised to see so many women contributing to the work force and with such enthusiasm. Men would've also felt a bit challenged by the women and their efforts to keep the countries economy going while war had taken place. i think most men would have been surprised at women's efforts. Some men would have probably felt a bit challenged and all to happy to send the women back to the jobs of housewife while others would have been happy and pleased. The womens land army contributed a lot indirectly to the war by taking over the mens jobs so that the men could fight and because there was a shortage of men because they were at war. The women would have had been a lot more active on the workforce after the war ended. Gemma