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World War One was a time of death destruction and was in general a conflict of monumental proportions However as the clicheacute goes there is a silver lining to every storm cloud In the case of the Great War the silver lining refers to the great leaps forward made in womens empowerment and involvement in society because of the advent of the war which forced them into positions previously never considered by either gender World War One provided women with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to a male-dominated society that females were there for more than simply domestic chores and this proved to be beneficial for both women and men alike Women became involved in the army on the frontlines were nurses and medical aids played instrumental roles in keeping their nations transport systems running began to work in factories and buoyed the economy and participated in significant organisations such as the Womens Land Army Because of World War One women became much more important in society and womens empowerment reached whole new levels One of the most obvious forms in which women asserted their importance was joining the army and Navy on the frontlines Unprecedented numbers of women enlisted in the army and Navy One of the forerunning nations that came to accept the use of women in the military was the US The Navy and the Marine Corps were more accessible for women as the Army was first attempting to work its way around bureaucratic red tape and for this reason nearly 13000 women were admitted into the Navy and Marine Corps with the same status as men Wilson This equality in uniform was the first step in womens empowerment as women proved themselves in the eyes of the men as they fought alongside them World War One especially created this opportunity as there was a dearth of soldiers and every able-bodied person was considered an asset to the military in these times
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