IDIS 280 Women and War

IDIS 280 Women and War - Women and War Monday, April 14,...

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Keep the "home fires burning" s Care for children, household s Started in WWII Rosie and "we can do it" Turmoil at end of war when women were being fired for the returning soldiers Started rivalry between men and women in labor Replace men in work force s Keep up morale (something to fight for) s Stay away from the fighting, women are more vulnerable to war crimes s Not be a distraction for men ("Round hips sink ships" poster) s The "Tradtional" war time role Russia, WWII, after 1943 800,000 women (8%) fought in the army as air support, snipers, sappers (demolition?), tank drivers, and machine gunners (Engel in Dombrowski, 1999) Amazons of Dahomey in Benin, West Africa, had entire army composed of women (Edgerton, 2000). Innumerable fighters in revolutionary movements (China, Russia, Peru, Latin America, etc.) Women fighters s Non-traditional roles History of Woman and War Figures from DoD website don't add up Very few restrictions, seen as a "safe" job
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