Women before the war were oppressed in many ways; racial, political, social and gender. During World War II, women were given noble jobs as army nurses that served the country and changed lives of many. These women army nurses were trained like real soldiers. They were assigned to different parts of the world and were assigned to barracks struggling with their daily lives just like a real soldier. Many authors had written praises for these women, and still some will do. Real women army nurses had even shared their experiences, their life and love, during the war.
After the war, these women were given recognition which changed the world on what women really are in this world. Women’s History 3 Women during World War II were discriminated in more ways. May it be racial, social and gender oppresion. They were not given enough recognition in the community. They were just at the background of any political, social, economic decisions and issues. Women serving the country during WWII, especially women nurses, were trained like a real soldiers. Their job was so tough that they had received recognition. Their job as nurses brought women, in general, glory.
It had changed the lives of women and their status in the society. Thesis statement – Before World War II, women were not recognized, but during the war, women became army nurses and were given recognition by taking care of the wounded which changed lives of many soldiers. The topic for the final paper will include the following: (1) status of women before World War II; (2) the lives of women army nurses at the barracks; (3) how women army nurses were treated by men soldiers; and (4) their lives after the war. The paper will expound the above mentioned subjects including short biographies of great women of World War II.
Sources to be used: Moore, Brenda, L. (2003). Commisions in the Army Medical Corps. In Serving Our Country: Japanese American Women in Military During World War II (Chapter 6, p. 135-147). New Brunswick, MJ: Rutgers University Press. – the author explains women oppresion due to ethnicity, gender and social status. The Nesei women who had joined the commision during WWII were recruited due to shortage in manpower. The particular chpater explains the position of women Nesei nurses during the war. Jackson, Kathi. (2000). They Called Them Angels: American Military Nurses of World war II.
Women’s History 4 Westport, CT: Praegers Publishers. – the book shows the lives and love of women army nurses during WWII and so with their lives after the war Schultz, Jane, E. (2004). Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in the Civil War America. NC: University of North Carolina Press. – the book shows the lives of women during civil war in America. This shows who were the women, how they became hospital workers, and how they adjusted to their jobs. The book aso elaborates the psychological condition of women army nurses after the war.
Jackson, Kathi. (2000). They Called Them Angels: American Military Nurses of World war II. Westport, CT: Praegers Publishers. Available: www. questia. com
Moore, Brenda, L. (2003). Commisions in the Army Medical Corps. In Serving Our Country: Japanese American Women in Military During World War II (Chapter 6, p. 135-147).
New Brunswick, MJ: Rutgers University Press. Available: www. questia. com Schultz, Jane, E. (2004). Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in the Civil War America. NC: University of North Carolina Press. Available: www.questia.com/.