Women were able to secure jobs during wwii while men

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-Women were able to secure jobs during WWII while men were away. But it was really during the Cold War when women began breaking gender roles. -Femininity was a term coined to describe a women being content in the role of the home maker. But this book said that women wanted so much more underneath all that “Femininity” stuff. A Date With Your Family
-A clip, or instructional film produced some time in the 1950s. Focused mostly on young people (junior high, high school) and encouraged them to devote some of their leisure time to their families. It also emphasized strict gender roles-It was kind of like a “How to” guide for young kids on how to being a good family. This particular film is a “How To Have A Good Family Dinner.” Ex: (girls have to wear appropriate dress for dinner, and they have to help out with the cooking and table prep. Boys need to have their faces scrubbed and hands washed. Older siblings need to guide younger siblings in manners. Wait until Father and Mother starts eating before you do.)-This film emphasized that the home was supposed to be a haven.-A lot of things like this began to come out in the 1950s and 1960s because of the baby boomers, who greatly expanded the number of people in families-Even with the help of the maid, mothers need to take care of their husbands and children. In the 1950s, advertisements for the “good woman” or women as homemakers really began to explode. Probably due towomen having so many jobs during WWII. 11/11Restrictive Covenants-Suburb growth fostered a new racial climate.-Suburb communities were reserved for white family (restrictive housing policies and discriminatory loaning policies)-These covenants prohibited the purchase, lease, occupation to African Americans and other groups-National appraisal system put more emphasis on race than the value of the property.-In the 1930s, integrated communities said that this integration would cause a decline in society-It’s this theory that the government used when they were discriminating in their appraising of houses and property and neighborhoods in the post war era. -If a neighborhood had black residence, a neighborhood was considered risky and would make houses decline in price.New Left-Ahost of new social and radical movements blossoming during the 1960s-Enjoyed widespread influence - influenced mainstream political realm-Distinct movements, but somehow interconnected:-Grassroots movements: civil rights, gay rights, women’s rights, antiwar movement, environmental movements, etc-Linked by embracing of shared vision of democracy and freedom - emphasized dignity of each individual and right of every American to full citizenship-Mounted protests and public demonstrations across the country - root of protests todaySit-ins-The new left were dismayed at the inequality in America. Later in the decade, the new left exerted less influence (1960s).

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Term
Spring
Professor
Nelson
Tags
History, Cold War, The Feminine Mystique, single family homes

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