"Women were not expected to wear make-up or trousers. The dyeing of hair was not allowed nor were perms. Only flat shoes were expected to be worn. Women were discouraged from slimming as this was considered bad for child birth. Women were encouraged to have a well built figure as slim women, so it was taught, would have problems in pregnancy…….Women were also discouraged from smoking – not because it was linked to problems with pregnancies – but because it was considered non-German to do so."
C N Trueman "The Role of Women in Nazi Germany"
historylearningsite.co.uk. The History Learning Site, 9 Mar 2015. 7 Jul 2016.
In Nazi Germany, women had their place. Was this a good thing? Well, considering the fact that if you were a lesbian you'd be sent to a camp, probably. This type of gender role is surprisingly more natural than the supposed lack 'gender roles' the West has inflicted onto women. Women in our society are brought up to be sluts who show off their bodies to men to be devoured for the pleasure of attention. Women are fiercely competitive toward each other for no reason, even when one girl is trying to be more 'natural'.
Personally I rather like this gender role. The focus was on breeding, and a family of four children was ideal. I like the idea of not expecting women to wear make-up, which would keep the family income unspoiled by superficiaity. Flat shoes are good for your feet and cute. Discouraging from slimming sounds great, but I'm sure the women were not stuffing their faces like they are today. Discouraged from smoking, that's awesome for so many reasons. They weren't supposed to wear pants, ah, that happens. It's not a big deal, I think dresses are cool and it sucks a bit that they were forced to wear them, but it doesn't cause a pain in your identity to have to wear dresses.
According to certain pictures, women seemed to be dressing in fashionable, clean, and professional-looking skirts. I think they look dignified and still feminine, which is something I like.
Although women had strict gender roles (which honestly are quite good) concerning birth and motherhood, I would say that they were pretty equal in society. This is mainly because the scapegoat of society wasn't women, it was Jews, and when there is a clear scapegoat, the level of social cohesion rises and people of the same type (white, Aryan, German, Christian) all get along far better at the expense of the scapegoat. This is one of those uncomfortable truths we must forebear.
I think I'll add something concerning modern feminism and how this mentality affects what they are attempting to do. Third-wave feminists are attempting to emancipate their genitals, their XX chromosomes in an attempt to be men, or to be what they think men are. Feminists see men as emancipated and more free than they are. In reality, the absolute truth, is that women are cared for far more than men are cared for. Women have privilege, and men do not. Feminists care more about their feelings, about passion and chaos than they do order and nationality. While their goal is noble, they are attempting to stigmatize men, due to the fact that men are the dominant gender in terms of strength and for the sexist reason that in rape, the man forces himself into the woman. Women, in numerous countries, cannot rape because the definition of rape does not include them, it is only penetrative. The scapegoat they are trying to build which includes all men with no exception is an attack on more than 50% of the population and this is why it's not flying very well. There are probably around 4 billion men in the world, less women, and that different between men and women is dwindling due to sex-based abortions happening in India and China that prefers males. The main reason why feminism is hated is that women are victimizing themselves in a position of power and men are not liking being put down yet again for having a penis. In the higher political spheres, women's emancipation as such might lead a whole nation or (The West) into total chaos. The reason why have slut-shaming is to tell women that they are 1. better off being with one man in a family and 2. to stop the spreading of STD's that will spread to her children should she have some 3. to stop women from becoming senselessly pregnant and have abortions or become single mothers 4. to protect the spirituality of a woman and many more!
Women are lucky in the West to be able to even be promiscuous! I think they should be that if they want to be that (not really, but I'm being nice here) but I don't think they should brag about it, write how cool it is, spread it, and mediacize it. Oops, that's now mainstream. I'd rather be a German woman in the 1940's than a depraved flesh-monster who doesn't know anything else but the pounding of her clitoris.