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HIST 260 Lecture Notes - Double Standard, Time In Indonesia, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

3 pages110 viewsWinter 2011

Department
History
Course Code
HIST 260
Professor
Selena Crosson

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History 260
February 3, 2011
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Canadian Women and WWII
Women enter the military, other than nursing capacities
Military = citizenship
They do not go into combat, not appropriate for women
Men who run the army are not particularly happy of them being there, the women do
not have command over men
Most of it was secretarial and domestic
Women are still expected to be feminine, makeup, dress … ext
Reporting the War Saskatchewan’s Gladys Arnold
1930 secretary at Regina Leader-Post
1935 Paris foreign correspondent for Canadian Press
o Filed stories to CP and the Leader-Post from France, Belgium, Switzerland,
Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary
Women in the Armed Forces
By 1940, National Defense Headquarters (NDHQ) enlisted women to avoid
conscription
Female labour already used in civil service
1941, Britian request women for RAF or RCAF air service
RCAF first armed service
In 1941 about 6700 women enrolled in unofficial self-supporting paramilitary
organizations
The bombarded NDHQ with request to be sent overseas. To control female
organizations, the government recruited from them
(Non) combatants
Women were noncombatants as the taking of life was seen as incompatible
with their role
Women in military
Vast majority in low-skilled service or clerical tasks or “feminine” jobs such as
laundry, cooking, nursing
Basic pay was 2/3 of men’s with no dependents allowances
National council of women protested it, by 1943 pay was 80% of men’s,
some allowance, some pension and benefits for unmarried women
Nursing sisters
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