Second world war fundamentally impacted on many aspects of our society. One of these effects can be manifested by the growth of feminism. In our lecture on Nov. 3, Professor Cavatorta showed us a “bride contract” signed prior to WWII, listing rigid restrictions to the wife to obey the husband and obey the husband’s family members. World War II, however, shattered these shackles. As men were fighting on the battlefields, women started to take on the jobs used to be gender-exclusive. As women started to work in offices and factories, they became the backbone of home production (as opposed to the frontline). Moreover, for the first time, women were allowed to join military forces and fought with men side by side. As they tasted the pride of working and potential of their abilities, it was hard to settle down in the domestic settings. Female figures in literature also witnessed a sharp turn: while they display the goddess-like features from the Greek culture heritage, they also start to express masculine characters including independence, diligence, and leadership. Using this chance, women also entered other technical and masculine areas including medicine. Overall, WWII was a reforming period in which women took on more social responsibilities and the social’s depiction and expectation for women took a progressive twist.