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Gallardo Study Guide During World War II, an unprecedented number of American women responded to government encouragement to enter the high-paying world of heavy war-production industry. Women who had worked at pink-collar jobs, or in lower-paying women's industrial jobs, flocked to war production work as an opportunity to learn new skills and make higher wages. We’ve been talking about the socialization of gender, and the dynamic nature of cultural change, identifying parents, peers, media, education, etc. as factors influencing our gender identity. In this film, we see the overt manipulation of gender identity by the U.S. government as the need for factory workers during WWII overrides traditional gender norms. As you watch the film, pay attention to the types of arguments and images the various posters and ads use to influence women to enter the workplace, and then after the war, to leave it. Listen carefully to women as they give their own stories about how they chose to respond. 1) What backgrounds did these women come from before the war? What sort of labor
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