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Unformatted text preview: to revive a feeling of warmth and security at home. The image of homemaker and the institution of marriage instilled a sense of responsibility in women, who embraced their new role. The depression did, however, create a need for some women to take an additional job as well to supplement the family income. Somehow, the Great Depression managed to promote two completely different ideals of womanhood simultaneously: that of female independence and that of the traditional female gender role. I believe this was made possible because the idea of domesticity was treasured as a security blanket during this economically trying time, so the womans role in the home lent them a sense of importance and responsibility they did not have otherwise. There were also some new opportunities for women to branch out in industry but this was less popular unless needed for family support. Overall, the significance of women in daily life was hugely emphasized during this period....
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