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"Watching loved ones depart, uncertain if they would return—this was an experience that women around the world shared during the Great War. The continual scene of women sending men off to fight was troubling; paradoxically, it was also a familiar, traditional ritual that reinforced gender roles within western societies. "


This article was originally published in Oklahoma HUMANITIES Magazine, volume 7, issue 3, in fall 2014.


Oklahoma Humanities Council


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