Saturday, March 9, 2013
Woman in the Work Force
Welcome to Women in the Workforce Week here at OPOD. We start out with this picture from 1942, which shows a woman in a job making needles.
The trend of women working outside the home really started during World War II. With so many men being drafted into the military to fight the war, a workforce was needed for the manufacturing jobs back home. This need was met by women who had traditionally worked at home, leaving the home, and filling the manufacturing jobs. After the war, many women remained in the workforce, and families begin to enjoy and often depend on two incomes.
This is my question . . . with women entering the workforce, did we leave the most important job undone? The most important job being bringing up the next generation. I am not saying that a woman's place is in the home, but I worry that as a society we have pressured women into the workforce, as if they are not accomplishing much with their lives if they choose to stay home and train up our children. It saddens me that we have outsourced the raising up of our children to strangers and government organizations.