Beyond Rosie the Riveter:
Create a short performance, which depicts the 'life of a young woman entering the world of work' for the first time during WWII. Your performance should be no longer than 3 minutes long.
You can create a monologue meaning you perform the piece on your own or you can perform with others smaller groups are better. In your performance you must use: Trade Union Collections, London Metropolitan University Women workers resorted to aggitating on a local level to fight for equal pay, often without the support of their unions.
Women workers at the Rolls-Royce plant at Hillington near Glasgow objected to being paid at a lower rate than unskilled men doing the same work. A court of Inquiry recommended a new grading system which was agreed by the Amalgamated Engineering Union.
Eventually an agreement was reached on a set wage that was the same for men and women workers, depending on the kind of machines they worked on. Another way in which women were discriminated against during WWII concerned the level of settlements offered to women by the Personal Injuries Civilians Scheme Women were actively deployed in civil defence schemes as overnight fire watchers in factories, ambulance drivers, air raid wardens, members of first aid parties and messengers.
Such women were at risk from bombing but were entitled to lower compensation for injuries compared to men. Trade unions, campaigners and some women parliamentarians took up this issue and despite initial government opposition to this demand, equal rates were introduced in April State funding was provided to establish about wartime nurseries, a huge increase from the 14 such nurseries which existed in Summerfieldp.
· Nearly three million women worked in defense plants during World War II. By , 16% of working women held jobs in war industries. While many of the women had already been employed outside the home before the war, an increasing number of married and middle class women joined the work force during this attheheels.com://attheheels.com · It remains one of the most iconic photographs of World War II.
Yeremenko was a junior political officer serving with the th regiment of 4th Rifle Division. On July 12, , the commander of his regiment fell during attheheels.com · Once the students have been engaged in the lesson, the teacher should explain that even though the women in the American workforce did have a tremendous impact on World War II, women played many other key roles during the attheheels.com://attheheels.com · The book, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, tells the story of relations between American men and French women in Normandy and elsewhere.
The Americans were attheheels.com Oct 07, · Find out more about the history of The U.S. Home Front During World War II, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.
American Women in World War II. World War II was the biggest story of the 20th Century, and its aftermath continues to affect the world profoundly more than 65 years later.
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