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Nicole Chan March 13, 2010 Sandy Perot “Rosie the Riveter” Film Response After watching the film, “Rosie the Riveter” a few key issues regarding race stood out to me. I was aware that segregation existed in the work force, and it was not surprise that predominantly black women were sent to work in foundries. However, I was baffled with the information the factory owners provided on sending fewer white women in the foundries to downplay the race issue regarding employment. Race and class played a major role in women’s lives at this time; a black female was at a much higher risk of danger solely due to her skin color. Another aspect of the film that I found comical and was surprising was when the male reporter replied “good for you” to a woman at the end of an interview about going back to fulfilling the
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Unformatted text preview: domestic chores when her husband returned home from the war. Society should recognize women’s ability to satisfy the same jobs as men rather than be viewed as their temporary replacements. The reporter’s response implied that women were to not be taken seriously and it was also evident in his tone of voice, he said it as a form of mockery. Unfortunately, these patterns in the industry show the wasted effort and progress women have made throughout time. When they are immediately sent back home to return to fulfill the household chores, it demonstrates that their ultimate purpose they serve in society is domesticity....
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course HIST 389 taught by Professor Lauralovett during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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