Introduction
Women's roles in WWI weren't very noticed. They weren't allowed to participate in many opportunities during the war and they wanted a change. The changes eventually took place because women are now allowed to contribute too many things involoving the war.

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Issue #1: Women's jobs at home and other occupations
Women generally did the normal chores at home but when many men left to fight, the women took over their jobs that weren’t available to them before, because it was considered beyond women’s capacity. Occupations included: Chimney sweeps, truck drivers, farm laborers, and factory workers. Benefits for these women were short lived when men came home from war and took back their positions in the job world. Because of the jobs taken by women they gained the right to vote, and new freedoms. They also worked for charitable organizations.

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Issue #2: Women's jobs at war
Nursing was one of the only jobs women could have at war. Physical Therapists were called Reconstruction Aides and worked in the armed forces. Army and Navy Corps women served throughout the war and many received awards for their services. Nurses were also wounded and several died and were buried in military cemeteries. Some nurses were allowed to become ambulance drivers. Women served food in public kitchens and many men were happy to see them contribute to war effort.

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Issue #3: Women's jobs at combat When women started taking on new roles, they felt they were just as capable as men. They were not allowed to be a frontline soldier. They were often employed in communications, administrations, catering, and drove automobiles and attended to their maintenance. Recruitment of women was another sign of total war. 

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Modern Wars: IraqIssue #1: Women at homeHundreds of women come home because of injuries in the war. Some doctors of patients wonder how some of them live after the injuries and pain they went through. When women with amputated legs go to treatment, it teaches the doctors how different men’s and women’s bodies developed. Due to some injuries, the life at home with their families causes troubles. For example, if a woman has her legs amputated her thoughts on her appearances change. Also, she may feel like a bad parent if she has children because she can’t be with them as much as she’d like. Also, the money issue going to treatments and getting everything fixed again.

Army Spc. Sue Downes during physical therapy at Walter Reed
Army Spc. Sue Downes during physical therapy at Walter Reed

Issue #2Today women’s role at war other than in combat is being a truck driver, gunner, medic, military police officer, helicopter pilot, ect. They also patrol, doing checkpoints, searching villages, and searching for injured men and women or others in need of help. Also, doing extra work like trying to open and build certain buildings for the benefit of people not in the war. For example, a girls’ school was built during the war in Afghanistan. 

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Issue #3
They are not allowed to serve in the infantry or as special operation commandos. They are prohibited from serving in direct combat. Because of suicide bombing and other deadly situations, women have been given the opportunity to serve in direct combat.
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Conclusion:The similarities between war today and back in World War 1 is that women could always be involved in the war, but today women have more of a role in combat than they used to. Unlike the times of WW1, women have the options of jobs on the homefront instead of just taking over the mans job until he returns. War for women has changed since WW1 in a big way.Works Cited


"Women in World War One." User Pages. Barbara A. Wilson, 1996. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/femvets4.html.
Small, Steve, Ian Westwell, and John Westwood. Home Fronts, Technologies of War. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2002. Print.
"Female Soldier Reflects on Injuries, Military Service : NPR." NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15038708.

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