Women working in jobs the government regulated according to “ability, previous experience, and social status” in an attempt to protect family values after the war.
America <ul><li>A few days after the war started most Suffrages suspended their effective political actions. The government responded by releasing all the suffragettes from prison as a gesture to encourage their help in the war effort. Women on both sides now worked in factories, drove busses and trains. Women were employed to fill the industries needed in wartime including engineering. The Punch Magazine wrote.‘It is quite impossible to keep pace with all the new incarnations of women in war-time.’ </li></ul>
-Created by the federal Bureau of Education in early 1917. -According to Charles Lathrop Pack, the army tended two fronts: 1) increasing food production and 2) agricultural education. The longterm goal was to grow “future citizens trained to intelligent application of the principles of thrift, industry, service, patriotism and responsibility.” As shoppers and preparers of food, women seized the opportunity to reshape the American agricultural industry–and the military budget–with their spending, their gardening, and their food conservation
Russian Revolution: appearance of women soldiers February Revolution focused around Petrograd, took place in the context of heavy military setbacks during the First World War, which left much of the army in a state of mutiny. Could this lead to women in the army?
“ I fear them, these silent men, for I am afraid they will stay with me all my life, shutting out beauty till the day I die…” “I know nothing of life but death, fear, blood, and the sentimentality that glorifies these things in the name of patriotism”