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    1. 1. Changing Roles of Women
    2. 2. Women Before 1920 <ul><li>Most women particularly white women did not work outside the home. </li></ul><ul><li>They performed traditional domestic responsibilities of conserving food and fuel resources in the early part of the war. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Women During World War One <ul><li>Women joined the military and took the role as nurses. </li></ul><ul><li>After men began to get drafted over 23,000 women entered war time industrial plants for the first time. </li></ul><ul><li>These jobs consisted of shipment collectors, accountants, telephone operators, and steel mill workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Women who worked outside their homes before the war had better job opportunities and where able to move from domestic services to industrial jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>They were also working in dangerous day to day jobs building a munitions and working with TNT that was a life threatening especially to the fact that many of these factories were enemy targets. </li></ul><ul><li>Women who worked in these factories also ran a great risk of explosions within the factory and TNT poisoning. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The 19 th Amendment <ul><li>There was a view that women should not have the right to vote because it was not within her intellectual capacity to make reasonable judgment in an election. </li></ul><ul><li>There was also another view that if women get involved in politics they would stop getting married, stop having children, and the human race would die out. Also known as the Race Suicide Argument. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally after decades of suffrage in 1920 the 19 th amendment was passed and it gave women the right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>After women succeeded in traditional male jobs they began to demand better wages and more political rights. </li></ul><ul><li>1848 the women's suffrage movement broke out in means to fight for women's right to vote. </li></ul>                                                              
    5. 5. Women’s New Rights <ul><li>19 th amendment extended the rights of suffrage women. </li></ul><ul><li>Right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Equal rights towards women and men. </li></ul><ul><li>Making mother joint guardians over children. </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the age of protection of young girls to 18. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Women’s Role In Society <ul><li>1920’s brought new and exciting cultural innovations that shifted women's attention from politics into social life. </li></ul><ul><li>Social life consisted of new fashion trends, products, and sexier images. </li></ul><ul><li>Political success along with having more leisure time to spend during this era challenged traditional ideas of women’s role in society. </li></ul><ul><li>Unmarried working women had their own money to spend and had greater access to mobility. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Women’s New Fashion &quot;There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.“ Helena Rubenstein <ul><li>New fashion became immoral to Victorian mothers and grand mothers. </li></ul><ul><li>Women's fashion became personal expressions. </li></ul><ul><li>1919 dresses uncovered 10% of woman's bodies by 1927 women's skirts raised to knee length leaving 25% of body bare. </li></ul><ul><li>Less modest starting with shorter hem lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Body images became of greater importance as to staying thin. </li></ul><ul><li>Women's hairstyle went shorter to a “shingle bob” </li></ul><ul><li>Women took on smoking which double the number of women smokers during the decade. </li></ul>