Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Typecasting and Rosie The Riveter

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Typecasting and Rosie The Riveter

Rosie the Riveter was a classic case of typecasting dring World War II. Rosie was an attractive idea to get women to want to work in war. She showed women working hard for their country and was shown everywhere. Rosie was created by propaganda. She was not a real person. Characters are created by the media to help people see themselves in many much needed roles. This is done in hopes that when people see themselves in these roles they will choose to go ahead and get involved. Rosie wasn't the only case of this. Cartoons such as looney toons carried all kinds of war references. An example of this include the classic "Swing-shift" Cinderella

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