A change in gender roles: women's impact during wwii in the workforce and military (fall 2012) women had long been seen as stay at home mothers before world war two and only that the stereotypical, perfect american family had the father that brought home the bacon each day during the week and the mother who raised their children. View this term paper on comparison between the roles of american women and vietnamese women in the vietnam war and if popular cultural tendencies are any indication. The role of women in combat positions has been debated throughout american history, even though women have been on the frontlines since the revolutionary war. The reasons behind american involvement in the vietnam war were unclear to many but for the 25 million americans who served, the one thing that was clear was that it could be a challenge to stay alive.
Though relatively little official data exists about female vietnam war veterans, the vietnam women's memorial foundation estimates that approximately 11,000 an important role in the conflict. African americans in the vietnam war african americans played a major role in vietnam and, in the process, changed the complexion of the us armed forces. During world war 1, women first moved into the civilian jobs abandoned by men, such as shop clerks and factory workers women did most of the jobs in the post office in washin gton dc the. Media role in the vietnam war during 1960 and 1964, the war started to come to many american living rooms and usually with bad news on the media, the battle of.
The best and worst of times: american nurses in vietnam for many years after the war, american women who served as military nurses in vietnam were ignored by. The army nurse corps during the vietnam war brigadier general the first woman and the first nurse in american military history to attain 1967 the role of. The vietnam war was an extension of the cold war and was a example of the united states trying to dominate southeast asia the vietnam war was a very unpopular war with the american people they thought it was a useless and that it should end. Transcript of women's roles during the vietnam war women, the unknown soldiers of the vietnam war the number of women who worked in vietnam during the war is between 33,000 and 55,000 nurses made up the most of the brave women serving in vietnam. Before the vietnam war, most americans were like me after the vietnam war, most americans are like my children america didn't just lose the war, and the lives of 58,000 young men and women.
Our line of historical magazines includes america's civil war, american history, aviation history, civil war times, military history, mhq: the quarterly journal of military history, vietnam, wild west and world war ii. Senate votes to require women to register for the draft the draft since 1973 during the vietnam war but the impact of such a shift, reflecting the evolving role of women in the armed services. Rape was rampant during the vietnam war why doesn't us history remember this in sexually assaulting american women, in raping american men—have mostly remained silent about it. The role of women in vietnam war thousands of us women took part in the vietnam war, mostly in support services and most went as volunteers they participated as air traffic controllers, intelligence officers, weather monitors, clerks, medical support, communications and many other roles, but around 90% served as nurses.
R&r and leave in vietnam : tod advisor's notebook of the vietnam war, women did not attend west point or participate in rotc programs wacs other american. Vietnam war era the red cross assistance to servicemen in the women who served with the american red cross in southeast asia during the vietnam war era were. Photographer lee karen stow recently visited vietnam to meet some of the women who fought for their country in the conflict with the usa, having earlier met us veterans in washington president ho.
Women nurses throughout war history american revolutionary war (1775-1783) after the army was created in 1775 to fight in the revolutionary war, commander george washington was made aware that the wounded and sick required good female nurses, as the wounded soldiers suffered greatly. Much like the young americans who fought in vietnam, mr nhan's years in cambodia have left indelible psychological marks cambodia was an unpopular war for vietnam, said carlyle thayer, an. Civilian women in the war there were women who were not enlisted in the army that helped during the war many of them worked for the american red cross, army special services, united service organizations, peace corps, and several religious groups like the catholic relief services. A new book by a university of southern mississippi history professor contends attitudes about the role of men and women in american society were unmasked in a profound way during the vietnam war, including their impact in shaping us foreign policy dr heather stur's beyond combat: women and.
African-americans in combat african-american soldiers played a significant role from the colonial period to the korean war during the vietnam war african-americans faced a much greater. The lai dai han and the fate of women in wartime has become yet another legacy of the long and all-but-forgotten vietnam war women and the vietnam war women had an unclear but variable role in. Non-military women also served important roles they provided entertainment and support to the troops through the uso, the american red cross, and other humanitarian organizations.