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Women have had a unique role in history. They have been repressed, sought expression, started movements, and much more. Women today are free to do many things they once couldn’t, and they have broken many stereotypes and gender norms that were once set in the past. The barriers began to break once women were given the right to vote, and they continued to when women took on the challenging work left by men in factories, munition plants, and shipyards during World War Two. Rosie the Riveter was a representation of this hard work at the time and symbolizes that a “dainty” and “delicate” woman can do just as much hard work as a man could. When America entered World War Two on December 7, 1941, many men were drafted and volunteered to join the war effort. In an industrialized age and a new need for production on machines and other products of war, many of these men left behind their factory positions and jobs, and at a crucial time as this, production needed to continue. So
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  • Fall '17
  • Cliff Tyndall
  • History, World War II

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