During wartime women were the workforce while the men were off fighting. Once the war was over, women were forced out of the workplace and back as full-time homemakers.
It was a bad situation that changed everything. It was truly the epitome of the domino effect. It was a challenging time for all. For the men that made it home and for the women that held down the fort while the men were away. Roles changed and then changed back. I cannot even imagine what this was like for anyone at that time. One thing was certain, nothing would ever be the same.
It was Pandora’s box and once opened, that’s it. It cannot be undone. The 1950s was the true beginning of the feminist movement although it did not have the impact of the 60s and 70s. The 1950s was just the beginning of women finding theirselves and realizing that they were so much more than what they had been conditioned to be for so many years.