This quote is taking from a speech by Ella Reeve Bloor in August of 1942. She believed the war would join both the men and women in America. In the 1940’s all the men were drafted into the WWII. Since they had to leave their jobs, the women took over. This meant that women were doing the jobs that were typically for men. This time-period really, proves that women are just as capable as men are. Bloor believed that by women taking over these roles, they were gaining respect and beating adversity. No one could no longer say that women were not capable of doing the jobs that men do.
(1) Sarkela, Sandra. “From Megaphones to Microphones: Speeches of American Women, 1920-1960.” Choice Reviews Online 41, no. 07 (2004): 215