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If you were born right now this instant at youre present age without any knowledge about how women used to be treated the assumption could be made that men and women are basically equal Yes men are a little stronger physically but overall the two sexes are both equal Things werent always so picturesque though Since people first settled here on what is now the United States of America women were thought of as inferior Ever so slowly though the mens view on women began to change The change started in the 1920s but it was going slowly and needed a catalyst World War II was that catalyst So much so that women ended up participating in the rise of the United States to a global power In the late 19th century and early 20th century mostly in the US women were thought of as inferior Men did anything they possibly could to prevent women from entering certain parts of the industry backing up their actions with Men are stronger than women The majority of fighter planes were built by men and it was also men who worked in most of the factories that produced cars and other transportation vehicles thus implying that technology was a mans job Women were relegated to being seamstresses some were secretaries nurse phone operators and the majority were house wives The misnomer that very few women had jobs back in the 30s and 40s is not true In fact the majority of women had jobs Even during the Great Depression almost all women leaving school looked for jobs and eventually found one Of the women born in 1915 91 had a job by 1938 which was relatively good compared to the 96 of men in the work force Most women however quit their jobs after getting married so by 1939 there were millions of housewives with a variety of job experience The untapped resource of high school and
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