Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Rosie the Riveter

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rosie the Riveter

The film Rosie the Riveter described the era of that time period. It showed that when the men went off to go fight the war, the women were left at home to basically take over. The women started to do the roles of the men. They went into the work force and did male job roles. Some of the women worked on airplanes. These women took on these new roles while the pay wasnt the best they helped out with the war effort. It was such an interesting film because it showed us that the women only took on these male jobs becuase they had to go off to fight a war. Before, the war a womans main concern was to stay home,cook, clean, and to take care of the family. While the war was going on the media got involved to get women to help out with the war efforts. They needed these women to work and buy products at the same time. This was a big change in women's roles. This helped women all over to be able to work outside the home and be able to have their own money. After the war and the men came home, they wanted to kick all the women out of their jobs they had been employed at so the men could work again. This was unfair to women all over, they beg them to work and now that the men came home they would have to leave.Now a days it seems to me that in the homes both parents are working.


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