Women’s Role in World War II

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Some atrocious post-war advertisements depicting women in sexist roles as a part of American government propaganda to encourage women to enter the work force and fill places that were previously held by men.

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The “Women’s Bureau” of the “War Manpower Commission” had to work hard to combat initial reluctance among employers to hire women. These overcome by advertising gender constructions that presented images of women at work while respecting the traditional separation of sex roles.

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