A womens day back in the 50's consisted of cooking, shopping, and keeping an eye on the children all while the father was away at work. Women were discouraged to attend college. Women believed that men were not interested in college degrees, but in the warmth and humaness of the girls they marry. It was natural for a women to be satisfied with her husbands success and not crave personal achievement. In todays world, this definatley would not fly with any girl. The 50's reinforced the image of women as cute and perky rather than intelligent of career minded at school, young girls were taught to follow in their mothers footsteps. Yet the mothers disagreed, 90% of women were surveyed and believed that their daughters would not lead the same lives as them. While many american women were happy with their roles as housewives and mothers, many others felt social pressures had regulated them to roles as lifelong domestics. During the 1950's the rate of female employment skyrocketed 4 times faster than that of males. Many women said they wanted to help pay for the american dream. They filled millions of clerical and secretarial positions created in the postwar period.