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The roles of women in world war i, from joshua s goldstein's book, war and gender (cambridge out of the cage: women's experiences in two world wars into the breach: american women overseas in world war i new york: viking. However, during world war ii, women's roles changed women were expected to step up and perform tasks that they had never been required to do before. Of american women during the second world war for millions of women war by minimizing the role of women within agriculture, the federal government. During wwii american women were asked to join in producing the to women during wwii made a significant contribution to gender roles in.