Category Archives: WOMEN’S HISTORY

Women First

Women First


Ninety years ago women were allowed to take up civil posts for the first time. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, 1919, was introduced at the time when women were still restricted from taking a full part in civil life, despite their partial enfranchisement in 1918. The Act enabled women to enter a legal profession and the civil service and to become jurors. In a broad opening statement it specified that “A person shall not be disqualified by sex or marriage from the exercise of any public function, or from being appointed to or holding any civil or judicial office or post, or from entering or assuming or carrying on any civil profession or vocation”.

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

The history of female soldiers in American Army goes far back to the beginning of the creation of new, independant state of America. There are several women who fight next to their fellows in the war against Britain – Deborah Samson (which joined army disguised like a young man), Margaret Corbin, Angelica Vrooman, Anna Warner…