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1. Elizabeth Shanks has zero swag
2."Of all women age 14 and up, 27.4% were in the labor force in 1940, compared to 35% in 1944 and 29.8%in 1947."
This is not credible.
3."Before World War II, women in the labor force were generally young and single. By the end of the war, women in the labor force were generally married and over 35 years old"

4."Of the women who entered the labor force for the first time during the war, 60% were over the age of 35, 17.35 were between the ages of 14 and 19, 22.2% were between the ages of 20 and 24, and 0.5% were between the ages of 25 and 34."

5."During World War II, the number of wives working doubled." When the men left for war, the women didn't have all that much to do. Theyare the best one on the war. were looking for a way to help out and bring home their husbands soon.

6."Wives of servicemen who were away from home were three times as likely to work as wives whose husbands were not away from home." When the men left home to go fight in war, the wives wanted to bring them back healthy. So they helped build the supplies that would help the USA win the war and bring home all the soldiers.

7."Of the women who worked during World War II, two million were clerical workers and one million worked for the federal government. A clerical worker is
a person employed in an office or government agency who performs various tasks such as keeping records or accounts, filing, letter writing, or transcribing. One who works in a store and whose job might include working as a cashier, selling merchandise, or waiting on customers."

8."Of the women who were working in March 1944, 2,690,000 were employed as factory workers. Of the women factory workers, 49% of them had not been in the labor force before the war, 31% had been housewives, 16% had been students, 2% had been involved in other activities."

9."In Detroit, Michigan, 44,064 women were employed in manufacturing in 1940 compared to: 71,000 in 1942, 269,000 in November 1943, 124,000 after V-E Day (victory in Europe day) in 1945, 66,900 after V-J Dayvaginavaginavaginavaginavaginvagina (victory over Japan day) in 1945, 63,300 in February 1946."

10."Because of the shortage in waitresses, 1/3 of the restaurants in Detroit were closed by late 1943" Helping out more directly to the war paid more, so women left their other jobs.

11."During World War II, the number of black women who were poorly paid domestic workers declined from72% to 40%. The proportion of black women who were better-paid factory workers increased from 7.25 to 18.6%."

12."In April 1941, the proportion of women in the aircraft industry (excluding aircraft-engine manufacturing) was 1%, compared to 39% in June 1943."

13."By the end of 1942, 11,300 women were working in three Kaiser shipyards in Oregon: 34% held traditionally female jobs, while 66% held traditionally male jobs."

14."In 1943, over three million women belonged to labor unions, compared to 800,000 in 1939. Despite the increase in female membership, men continued to hold most of the significant positions at both the local and national level." This shows progress. The USA is trying out the women, but doesn't want them to hold full responsibility. In my opinion the same thing is happening now with African-Americans. We have just elected Barrack Obama as the president which shows that we are making progress. Although we aren't completely racist, we still are a little bit.

15."The widely read weekly magazine, the Saturday Evening Post, had 20 stories in 1943 that featured women doing war work, compared to no stories in 1941 and one story in 1946." We are transforming into a new nation! A nation that cares about women!!

16."In a survey, 81% of women employed at the Springfield Arsenal in Springfield, Massachusetts, said they hoped to continue working after the war. But within one week of D Day, every woman had been fired."

17."In Detroit, a survey found that 72% of women who had been laid off after the war wanted to work, but they couldn't find any jobs." I wonder if there weren't any jobs, or if there weren't any jobs for women?

18."A year after World War II ended, 3.5 million women had voluntarily-or involuntarily-left the labor force."



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