Tried, Tested, and Transformed
How the War Impacted Females Factory Workers
Women & Factories
Click here to learn about my ups and downs as a female factory worker during The Great War.
We transported heavy, dangerous materials.
Here I am assembling a munition.
Women worked in sewing factories to make uniforms.
After the war, a few factory workers were no longer needed and were let go. Men even replaced the jobs. Though women were still being of employed because of how "cheap" we were to the companies. This shift in gender roles took some getting used to, but by the end of the war, women had proved to themselves and to the country that they could do any job a man could—and do it well! It may have been the end of the war, but the start of our rights.
Click here to learn how we were tested a few years after the war was over.
One Big Union
I joined the trade union to speak up for my rights.
Winnipeg General Strike
The Winnipeg Strike was an important event that pushed others to stand up for their rights.
The shooting of the RCMP was uncalled for, and a disgrace for Canada has a land of "freedom".
Click here to view my scrapbook of memories of these few years.
Drinking was legalized in Canada. Many men would sneak it across the border and sell it.
The ways women dress were starting to get more casual, loose and shorter.
Work was still as tedious, but new laws were made to insure a maximum amount of hours.