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The force of the feminist movement came from the generation of baby boomers, not WWII factory workers.
Posted by: septimus ( Aus ) on November 04, 1999 at 19:02:32:
In Reply to: Doc on Feminist Dialectics posted by Stoller on November 03, 1999 at 16:50:21:
: : You must still be puzzling at the connection between female employment in industrial sector during WW II and the subsequent rise of the feminist movement. Or am I in error to see an association between the two?
*There's a vast difference between the female workforce of WWII and the one in a factory in Indonesia. It conforms to very basic theories of supply and demand.
Women were employed in the munitions factories and on farms because there was simply no male workforce to do the job. They had the bargaining power. A woman in an Indonesian shoe factory can be replaced within minutes by any one of millions of people who's families are on the verge of starvation.
There are simply no similarities.
The force of the feminist movement came from the generation of baby boomers, not WWII factory workers. There is little or no link.