This idea of the American woman was suddenly not just a mother or a housewife, but also a worker and a patriot[ CITATION Pal13 \l 1033 ]. The message was clear: although men did the physical fighting on the frontlines, women were also doing their part to defeat the enemy and Rosie exlemplfied this message (Hawkes). Rockwell’s image had an impact on many women, not just those in the working class. Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter changed the views of wealthier women, by gaining their approval of the female workers, and prompted them to avidly support their decisions concerning their public performances of womanhood (Palmoe). Norman Rockwell’s painting depicts a hard working, patriotic, strong woman. She was able to light a fire in women and got them to rally behind America. Post-War, Rosie went on to became an iconic American image in the fight to broaden women’s civil rights[ CITATION Ros \l 1033 ]. I feel like beause this is such an iconic image nothing should be changed, Rosie represents a hard working woman, that stands behind her country.
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