- Oct 2, 2017
Working class women have always worked. First in farms or as maids then when the industrial revolution started in the mins, factories and mills. Not to mention prostitution or slaves. Oh and black women who worked as maids and domestic help for white middle classers. Or even the humble milk maid and land lady who managed pubs and inns.Women entering the workforce in such massive numbers eschewing marriage and kids in the process (along with immigration) has been a massive boon to the wealthy capitalist class. I'm sure the feminist movement had huge financial backing from the wealthy and business community during it's rise.
You're right that we should have stayed out of both World Wars though.
It wasn't until the second wave of feminism in the 60-70s that middle class women saw it as a chance for freedom.
Women have how ever always worked even the upper classes, queen's had jobs, the aristocratic women had jobs managing houses, rents, food and farms while husband's were out partying, hunting, exploring or warring.
What do you think women did while men where away sailing or at war? They worked, society and countries did cease to function while the men folk were out conquering new nations.