A woman. Back in late 18th century were institutions or "Laundries" called, The Magdalene asylums, where "fallen women" were enslaved, institutionalizing them against their will, and stripping them of their rights and identities. Women were "locked away performing menial domestic chores such as laundering prison and priest’s uniforms, cooking, scrubbing floors and windows and caring for the sick and aging nuns." Sounds like American Horror Story...The Asylum.
While the men of the world were fighting on the battlefields, these women wanted to do their part to help with the war. They were a troupe of TNT shell makers during WW1. They were nicknamed canary girls because of extensive exposure to the toxic trinitrotoluene (TNT) that turned their skin yellow like that of the canary bird.