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WOMEN IN VIETNAM

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WOMEN IN VIETNAM

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In Vietnam , women were encouraged to serve within the government and other sectors within the state . Unlike in other countries where women are stereotyped as being weak , in Vietnam , it was different (Insun p47-p56 ) Women were treated as equals . They were given the same positions as those ones of women and were given the same respect . Women were especially encouraged to take up the jobs which were believed to be a man 's reserve . They went out of

their way to serve their country as humanitarians , entertainers , military dependents , USAID , civilian nurses , in military , as correspondents and in special services (Insun p78-p80

There were a good number of women in Vietnam who served as professionals in the field of medicine , teaching , law , professional nurses controllers of air traffic , language and intelligence specialists photographers , physical therapists , aerial reconnaissance , legal officers , security officers and administrative positions . Civilian women in Vietnam also served in the Red Cross , journalists , humanitarian organizations and as flight attendants . They were also leaders in the churches (Chen , p78 ) Despite the fact that these women were active then , they kept a low pro . Today , nobody can tell who these women are . This is because they don 't show off and have camouflaged . Women made very noble contributions towards the wars in Vietnam . They fought alongside men and did everything men did and they in fact did it a better (Insun , p34-p67 ) It has been said that if the country of Vietnam must heal , women must come forward to reveal their involvements and experiences in the war . Unfortunately , they have not been recognized and acknowledged as significant in the history of Vietnam . The situation has been worsened by their silence and the pain and struggles kept deep within them . Women do not believe that they deserve the same recognition and respect like that given to men (Woodside , p678

Women in special services were mostly under the army . These armies as well as civilians were under the employees ' defense department . The departments that were served by women were related to recreation and morale and included the bases of the Army in the states (Song , p456

Most of the divisions were also related to works of arts and crafts service clubs , libraries , movies , sports and entertainment . These women administered special programs , for example , `Rest ' as well as the program relating to recreation . The reason why women were entrusted with these positions was their warm hearted nature . They were icon of hope to the whole of Vietnam they had a role of encouraging men and giving them morale during wars . They ensured that the homes did not fall apart despite their involvements in other services . Women were good volunteers in these services and they had the welfare of the country and the people in mind . It was not a burden to serve their country since they could see the big picture (Taylor , p267

As librarians , women gave magazines , books and newss to the soldiers...

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