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Ye-Na Lim Canadian women in 1920’s. Roaring Twenties gave a new definition to womanhood. A new woman was born, who smoked and drank in public, danced.

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1 Ye-Na Lim Canadian women in 1920’s

2 Roaring Twenties gave a new definition to womanhood. A new woman was born, who smoked and drank in public, danced and exercised her franchise, kept her hair short, wore make-up, dressed differently, and confidently participated in economic activities. In general…

3 Although Women had won the right to vote during the war, few women were elected to the house of commons or to the provincial governments. vote

4 If women worked they worked until they were married Women were mainly seen as homemakers. They held traditional jobs such as domestic servants,secretaries,salesclerks,or factory workers,nurses and teachers. Women doctors and lawyers were admitted to practice rather grudgingly. work

5 World War I had expanded women's employment in new sectors of the economy, and by 1920, 25.6 percent of employed women worked in white-collar office-staff jobs, 23.8 percent in manufacturing, 18.2 percent in domestic service, and 12.9 percent in agriculture. They earned just over $8 a week

6 1928- Olympic games-great female athletes like Ethel Catherwood and Bobby Rosenfeld won gold medals for Canada Edmonton Grads- best woman’s basketball team in the world, turning back all challengers year after year. Sports

7 Canadian Women's Press Club,1920workplace. The status of women is a longstanding issue that continues to affect the world today. While women are given their rightful place in Canada today, that has not always been the case. Canadian women fought hard for emancipation, and these battles are the focus of this section. It includes the Persons Case and the integration of women in the

8 BNA Act women finally officially become recognized in cases of law and the BNA Act as "persons in matters of rights and privileges" which they weren't before Thanks to 5 determined Alberta women, It became a milestone victory for the rights of women in Canada

9 Work,Vote,Sports Picture..1 picture..2 picture..3 picture..4


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