In the 1930s, despite the fact that women were a big part of the society, they were not treated equally in the workplace compared to their male counterparts. Instead of working, most of society believed that a woman's place was in the home. It was during this era that women were put into the gender role of cooking, cleaning and taking care of children.
Pictures of women from the 1930s often show them dressed up despite the fact that they were homemakers. This was due to the strong belief during this time period that women still needed to look presentable for their husbands when they returned home from work. When their husbands came home, dinner was to be ready, the house was to be clean, and the husband was to be greeted by his loving wife.
Although it was more common to see women as homemakers during the 1930s, many women got jobs. They were allowed to work, but there was a negative stereotype that held women back. This was often seen when comparing educational levels between men and women. A woman often needed a full education to simply be able to compete with a male who only completed elementary school. This was due to the fact that most companies believed that male workers were more valuable.