By Angela Woollacott
Munitions paintings provided working-class women—for the 1st time—independence, a competent source of revenue, even a much better way of life. yet male employers and alternate unionists introduced them face-to-face with their subordination as girls inside their very own type, whereas reviews with middle-class girls co-workers and police reminded them in their prestige as operating class.
Woollacott sees the lady munitions employee as a strong image of modernity who challenged the gender order via her patriotic paintings and challenged category changes via her elevated spending energy, mobility, and altering social behavior.
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