Becky M.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

Women on the home front

Women on the home front is about the lives of women while the men were at war.  They took on the roles of men to support themselves and the brave soldiers fighting for Canada.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

For me, it was really shocking to learn that women were payed only half as much as men. Even if they worked 10 times better than their male co-workers, women were still payed less because of sexism.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that brave veterans fighting on the battlefield are not the only heroes, but women on the home front are the heroes behind the scenes that made our victory possible.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I feel that now, females have the opportunity to do any job they desire. Now women can follow their dreams without someone stopping them just because of their gender.