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Didwomens involvement in the Canadian military in world war 11result from feminist activism or from broader economic changes Would the changes have been sustained without second wave feminismIn Canadian history women have always had set expectations Women have been expected to abide to certain behaviours placing limitations on the role they have in society History proves that war is clearly an exception to this limitation as women were seen as working in factories which was considered a mans job However soon after the first war women were sent back to their homes to their usual roles which was being a caretaker of the family When World War II emerged it brought changes in the lives of many Canadian women The involvement of women in the military during World War 2 resulted from broader economic changes that required women to take on military roles which gave women a chance to challenge societys stereotypes and womens traditional rolesBefore WW11 women had completely different roles than men Before WW11 women were expected to be the caregivers of the family raise children and do household duties The men were in charge of providing for the family working in the farm and factories It was rare and strange for one to see a women doing a mans job because of the stereotypes that were present Women were not equal to men they were seen below them because many believed that women were not strong enough to handle a mans job Bruce 1985 Women and men were not seen as equal and it slowly started to change after WWII Alva Myrdal author of Womens Two Roles Home and Work explains Their two roles raising a family and doing economically productive work were fused into one way of life work at home Myrdal 1989 It was not socially accepted for women to do any other type of work other than taking care of the family Women
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