World War II, an Underestimated Time for the Growth of British Female Economical Rights
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- World War II; British; Female; Economy
The Second World War had a profound and lasting impact on the life and survival mode of British women. In Britain before World War II, gender was the boundary between the roles of combatants and noncombatants and between family and work. However, in the Second World War, the threat of air raid and invasion made a difference between combatants and noncombatants, resulting in a conflict in the fixed areas of life between men and women, making it difficult to maintain the old gender roles. The war modified women’s role in economic life and promote them to be economic independent. This paper will discuss the dramatic changes of the society after World War II in England and talk about the changes in women’s mindset about their role in the economy life. The work will reveal a rising enthusiasms for British women to join economic activities that were usually lack in women in the past and prove that we often underestimate the role of World War II in changing British women’s gender identity.
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TY - CONF AU - Langrui Cao PY - 2022 DA - 2022/04/08 TI - World War II, an Underestimated Time for the Growth of British Female Economical Rights BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 316 EP - 319 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220401.063 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220401.063 ID - Cao2022 ER -