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Working Girls In Early 20th Century Canada
A look at the obstacles facing working women in early 20th century Canada.
# 143004 | 1,500 words | 3 sources | 2009 | US


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The paper discusses how industrialization, along with the settlement in the West, created a need as well as an opportunity for women to work, however, from the beginning women's employment was viewed with suspicion. This paper argues that women in the first part of the 20th century faced many obstacles in the work environment, some of which persist today, and which were mainly based on the false notion that a women place was in the household and that employed women somehow presented a threat to not only men's role of breadwinner, but also to the continuality of the cultural and social norms of the British tradition.

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"Industrialization, along with the settlement in the West, created a need as well as an opportunity for women to work. However, from the beginning women's employment was viewed with suspicion. It was seen as something of a threat to the "natural' order to things as well as a danger to the morals of the women themselves and the Canadian society as a whole. "Respectability" continued to be an issue well into the 2
0th century. The social consequences were dire and can still be felt today. This paper will argue that women in the first part of the 20th century faced many obstacles in the work environmnt, some of which persist today, and which..."

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