Women's Double Victory
(Do the Job He Left Behind)
How were they treated?
Before World War II, women were looked down upon because people believed that women were not capable of anything outside of the house.
Women were expected to work a double-shift. They went into the work force while still working at home, holding the family up.
How did they respond to such treatment?
U.S factories retooled for war production. New facilities greatly expanded industrial output— and women were a significant part of the labor force. Women kept the country running by filling traditionally male jobs.
Women took on many jobs that were originally "for men". These jobs were poorly paid and tedious but women still took on these jobs to allow men to join the service.
Did they contribute anything to the cause of World War II?
Women didn't cause the war, but there contribution to the war helped many.
This makes me view women in this time, not as helpless, but as women who weren't given a chance before.
Asian Americans' Double Victory
(Loyalty is Our Specialty)
HOW WERE THEY TREATED?
They were discriminated everywhere and people made it it obvious that they were unwanted by putting up offensive signs.
The discrimination didn't stop and eventually the were forced out of their homes to move into internment camps.
HOW DID THEY RESPOND TO SUCH TREATMENT?
They gave their limbs and their bodies to defend this nation, but they fought for a double victory. They wanted to liberate their families still in the internment camps.
And when they came back, they were sending a message to this country. They said, “This government should never have questioned our loyalty. This government should never have violated our constitutional rights.”
DID THEY CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO THE CAUSE OF WORLD WAR II?
The bombing of Pearl Harbor contributed to the cause of WWII and it also made the Americans question the loyalty of the Japanese Americans.
I believe that they didn't have to prove themselves, but it seems like the discrimination was getting unbearable, so they had no other option but to join the war exchange for loyalty.
- Both groups wanted to prove themselves, the Japanese wanted to show that they were still loyal and women wanted to prove that they were capable of helping.
- They were both had to try twice as hard to be viewed as worthy of something great.
- Women and Japanese Americans were looked down upon because of there gender/race
- Were both denied from some of the basic rights
- Japanese were unwanted during WWII, while women were called for
- Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps, while women were encouraged to stay at home or join the workforce
- Women were soon accepted for there bravery, but Japanese Americans were still viewed as traitors