World War II’s impact on women can be looked at as positive and then as negative. Yes women entered the work force and basically ruled it for about five years, and were also the saviors for the . Airforce, in a sense. But with all they did, especially in the army, women did get enough recognition and were also told to leave the army and the factory all together. The members of the WASPS, for example, was split up without military recognition or veteran’s benefits (In 1979 this was resolved). Yes, now you can make the assumption that men and women are equal, but thing weren’t always so picturesque.
Women have achieved impressive advances during the last century, but progress has been uneven across the world. The main impediments to attaining equality have often been a combination of culture and religion. In North America, women have approached near equality in commerce, business, the military, etc. The main hold-outs in North America have been conservative religious denominations, of which the largest are the Roman Catholic Church , the Southern Baptist Convention, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , all of whom restrict or prohibit female ordination.
The year 1995, was declared as the International Year for Women throughout the world. The women were made aware of their status and place in society. There have been many movements in our country as well as in other countries for the advancement of women. Recently there was a world meet of women at Beijing, the capital of China. Women are now no longer in slumber. They are awake and moving fast. They are asserting their rights. As far as India is concerned, it has already agreed to treat women as equal with men in all respects the difference, whatever now exists, is sure to vanish the coming decades when women also get equally educated and liberate themselves from superstitions and irrational traditions.