How Did Rosie The Riveter Change

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Rosie the Riveter; a figure who changed the way our society views women in the work force. Before the attack of Pearl Harbor women were viewed as homemakers, Rosie the Riveter was an icon for women. She gave women economic power. She changed the minds of many, Rosie showed us that women are more than just cooks and babysitters. Women during this time took factory jobs, and industrial jobs. The everyday lives of women were changed drastically. Women took the jobs of their husbands and their fathers. Some women even went to war. This is a staple in our history. December 7th, 1941 the world was changed. Some call this day the turning point in our history. This was the start of World War II. The day that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. …show more content…

With most of the men at war women had to fill their shoes at home. They took factory and industrial jobs. Women took a giant leap and tackled the work force. Society called these jobs war jobs. This let women know that when the men returned home from war that the men would return to their jobs and the women would have to go back to being the homemaker. Women worked in factories such as making bullets for the war, and assembling air crafts to be used over seas, these women also worked in steel industries building large buildings. Women took roles that we don't think about when we think of Rosie the Riveter. Some became farmers, milk maids, radio personnel to broadcast the war. Marilyn Monroe was one of the historic Rosie the Riveter icons. According to Ashley Collman, Marilyn became a big star she worked assembling radio planes. She was discovered by a photographer who later took her to stardom. (Collman 1) Marilyn was just one of the historic Rosie figures. Mary Doyle Keefe a telephone operator who was the model for Norman Rockwell's “Rosie the Riveter” painting was one of many women who were recognized for holding a war job. Sybil Lewis, an african american riveter …show more content…

They can maintain high powered jobs that are classified as a “man’s job”. They can work and have a family. Rosie was the first single mother. She raised children and worked a job. Norman Rockwell the creator of Rosie the Riveter looked at not just one person for his propaganda but multiple women in multiple different jobs. In our society today women are running for president, curing disease that men said couldn't be done. Women today are fighting on the front lines for our countries freedom. Women are now engineers, instead of working on airplanes they are designing them. We are the head of big business, women are Chief Executive Officers of major companies that run our society. The whole idea of Rosie the Riveter made this possible. She gave women the courage to stand up and take on new things. Media productions and posters will always impact society. Rosie was one of the first examples that media can get the point across and sway the minds of the people reading it. Rosie was an advocate for women's rights. She gave them a voice and a nudge to get things done. She set the bar for

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