Rosie the Riveter - Alexsis Kempin-Ellis WS 200-008 Schuber...

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Alexsis Kempin-Ellis WS 200-008 Schuber September 29 th , 2015 “Rosie the Riveter” The advertisement I chose is Rosie the Riveter, the iconic propaganda poster is clearly not from our time, yet a time where women were meant to take care of their children, their homes and their husbands. Before World War II, men were the ones to do the dirty work that was required in everyday life. As the enlisted males were leaving for the war, the country depended on the women to take over the workplace. By 1945, one out of four married women were working. Rosie the Riveter was used as a government campaign to recruit female workers for the munition industry. During the World Wars, America’s government went to any extent to help our military. With the men overseas, the women were left to make the military equipment needed. Rosie the Riveter’s iconic image, a strong, bandana clad woman is the perfect example of a strong, working woman, which was not always seen. Without women World War II would not have been successful. As no surprise, women barely made 50% of what men made, even for
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Unformatted text preview: standing in. Not only did Rosie the Riveters image encourage women to help in the work force, but they also were allowed to join the military. Women found a taking to the aircraft industry, even helping out during the war by becoming Airforce service pilots, or WASPs, yet were not given military honors or benefits. Women were not granted these in the military until 1977. It seems like when our country is in times of need, we’re willing to take the help from anyone, even if they were looked down upon. Rosie the Riveter was not the only feministic piece of government propaganda, now there are dozens of posters of women, encouraging them to join the work force. Without World War II, I do not believe women’s rights would have expanded in such a short time. With the help of women, America was able to give it’s assistance during the war. I feel as without women, the war wouldn’t have been won....
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