Introducing Post-World War II Women’s Pages
Women’s pages have been a part of American newspapers since the 1880s. These sections largely focused on household news and articles that reinforced a woman’s place in the home. World War II led women journalists to cover beats denied to them previously. When they were forced back to the women’s pages during peacetime, they took their experiences with them and redefined women’s news. The women’s pages of the 1950s and 1960s reflected a changing role for women and created a foundation for the Women’s Liberation Movement.