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Women were the backbone of the war. They shuttled planes by flying them from the manufacturer to the bases. They shuttled military officials, soldiers, airmen and Naval servicemen. Many worked as nurses on the war front. Some female physicians took up the slack of the male physicians who went to the war front. Women built the war equipment and planes and ships. Women took over the jobs the men left behind and ran businesses too. Teen girls pitched in too. They took care of children, the home and collected things for the recycle program while their mothers were working. Women did the fund raising for the war. They entertained the servicemen on leave. They sent millions of letters all over the world. They sent cookies, cakes (not iced) and other goodies the men on the front loved. They rolled bandages and made kits.

There were entertainer women who went around the world to entertain the troops. If it had not been for the women and men who had to stay behind the US would not have been as well supplied or victorious.

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Well a very complex question that requires far more elucidation than I can offer, but I still want to have a go - consider it a start. 1. Women were not immune to the general opinions of the time, namely that of armed conflict being a quite viable, perhaps even desirable solution to international differences. This was an era of jingoism and unreflected patriotism, with deep ideological differences and no dominant desire to compromise. Thus, part of the answer must be that women were children of their era, just like men were. 2. It was the traditional role of women to support men in whatever endeavour - no matter how moronic - they endulged. Women were expected to want to help. Individual women would then perhaps suffer social consequences if showing a lack of interest in the war effort. 3. Women were not only willing to help the war effort, they were - I believe - most of all willing to help themselves. They were suddenly offered jobs, independent earnings and the freedom that comes with it, removal from the prevalent extreme parental/societal control by relocation to industrial cities - in short, all of the freedom hithereto reserved for males. In that sense, I expect women are still always willing to help out - if offered independence and freedom in return. 4. Women are often equipped with men in one purpouse or other. These men were forcibly separated from them and it must be left to the experienced to decide which was worst - to fight or to sit passively at home and worry every day, knowing nothing about the very people who meant everything. In such a situation, even I would feel a need to work, to fight, or do just anything to take my mind off things. I just think that the reason that woman were so motivated was because they believed that we The United states needed to be in the war and they wanted to help out any way they could

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Serve they did, American women filled 6.5 million defense jobs. They created the world and mystique of Rosie the Riviter.More then 350 thousamd US women donned the Uniform of the US.

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  • Women were nurses. They served as surgical nurses, clinical nurses and hospital nurses. They served in the USA on bases or military hospitals. They served at the war front on hospital ships, at temporary bases, in Hawaii, and some served with medics at the rear (not the front where the battles were fought but the place where they did field medical care).
  • Women served in all levels of ranks in the US to serve on posts, bases, in Washington DC and in England and other overseas locations. They did clerical work and many of the jobs which had been done by the men who went to the war.
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Women did help but they didn't fight. they took the mens jobs while men were fighting.

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To serve as cooks and nurses to free up the men for service.

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to increase population

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