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1 Women Roles During The Cold War Era Introduction In history, the cold war era started in 1947 to 1991, in which the participating nations were determined to prove their might in politics and economy. In particular, this war involved the waging of war in terms of political rivalry; thus, it was an intent to start a war, but it lacked the elements of the actual battle. In this case, the two major participating nations were the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Women had to step up and fight for their rights and roles, which they utilized via the formation of unions, including the International Alliance of Women (IAW). Admittedly, women played a role during the cold war, with organizations such as the IAW being some of the platforms women in this era used to champion their rights in the war to protect themselves and the children. Women Roles in the Cold War In light of the emergence of the war, it dawned on the women that they had to come forward and fight for their rights and equity in the field of politics, economics, and family matters. As such, women devised viable ways and mechanisms to ensure that they had their facts right; since a time to prove their relevance in society was ripe 1 . In the same reasoning, the roles of women in the cold war era were as below discussed; Keeping the Family Unit Safe, Strong, and Intact 1 Ghodsee, Kristen. “Revisiting the United Nations decade for women: Brief reflections on feminism, capitalism and Cold War politics in the early years of the international women's movement.” Women's Studies International Forum 33, No. 1 (2010): 3-12.
2 According to this role, while the men were in the forefront fighting for their countries’ political and economic might and supremacy, women remained at home to ensure that the children and other family members were intact 2 . In this regard, it would be right to recognize the ideology that women were responsible for making sure that people left behind in the family were emotionally and mentally healthy. They could stick with one another as husbands and fathers struggled. As such, it is clear that the women were useful when men were absent from their homes, which brings out the idea of a dedicated gender that values family unity.

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