What work did women do during World War 1?
They helped nurse the wounded, provide food and other supplies to the military, serve as telephone operators called the "Hello Girls", entertain troops, and work as journalists.
Many of these self-selected adventurous women found their own work, improvised their own tools, argued, persuaded, and scrounged for supplies.
They created new organizations where none had existed." Despite hardships, the women had fun and were glad they went to help.
Women sent out to canteen for the US Army - providing entertainment, sewing on buttons, handing out cigarettes and sweets - were virtuous women sent to "keep the boys straight."
Army efforts to keep women to the rear proved difficult. Women kept ignoring orders to leave the troops they were looking after, and bobbing up again after they had been sent to the rear.
During World War 1 women were able to get jobs because of the shortage of men. After the war was over and the men came back home. The women had to stop working and go back to house work. When World War 2 began, again with the shortage of men workers the women stepped in and worked. When the men returned home the women would not give up their jobs.
Before World War II, women were expected to get married, raise kids, and do "lady-like" jobs such as maids, nurses, or do clerical work. That basically all changed during World War II. The men were are war, so someone had to take over their jobs. They considered having children fill in, but society chose the women. During World War II, the women who worked in manufacturing or other factories, were called "Rosie the Riveter." When…