Women and War

How bad an exaggeration would it be to claim that two world wars did more for gender equality than the entire women’s lib movement?

The absence of men forces women into production; war shifts the gender balance toward women, as man are being killed in combat, as a result no all women can expect to marry, which used to put an end to a woman’s career. With share in production and responsibility come political claims, and they are being heard because now the state needs the female workforce – the right to vote is being granted.

An interesting question arises now about the case where women are part of the army: if men and women have both share in combat, does that increase gender equality, or is the movement brought to a halt?

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