Post Ww1 Women

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Prior to the First World War, women were considered to be inferior to men. It was only during and after the war that there were positive changes in the role of women in the workforce, such as having more professions opened up to them, being granted the right to work in parliament positions and having gained respect for their duties during the war. One of the main changes in the role of women in the workforce was more “male profession” being opened up to women. When husbands, fathers, and sons went off to war, women filled their positions. This led to a drastic decrease in employment of female traditional work, such as dressmaking, however this was made up in the great increase of women joining the “male workforce”, as approximately 1,600,000 women joined the workforce between 1914 and 1918. In contempt of the wage inequality still lingered, women being paid min 50% to 80% of male wages, women in the workforce had more job opportunities than ever before, leading [then] present and future generations to more freedoms and prospects.…show more content…
At this time, gender representation in Canada had been a significant issue in politics. This act included the majority of women in the workforce, however excluded the women from minorities, such as Aboriginals and Asians. With the Election Act passed, the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons of Canada was Agnes Macphail, in the 1921 election. This was the dawning of equal rights for women [in the workforce], as more and more women ran for parliament without being denied such a right. This would inspire future generations of women to stand up for what’s right, and be confident in being a female living in
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