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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

The Roles and Treatment of Women During World War I as a Result of Their Gender

When Britain became deeply entrenched in World War I, British men and women set their minds to becoming part of the war effort. Even though both genders wished to contribute, men traveled a much easier road towards their goal. Men were allowed to contribute in wider ranging capacities and faced less resistance in their attempts at contribution. They volunteered and were applauded for their patriotism and doing what was required of them. Women on the other hand faced bounds of reluctance in their eagerness to contribute to the war effort in traditional and non-traditional female roles. Even once they were allowed to expand their levels of contribution they were continually scrutinized and undermined because of their gender.

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Presenters: Natalie Hare (Undergraduate Student)
Angelo Nuccie (Undergraduate Student)
Joseph Patton (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 219 Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm Session III