Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Rosie The Riveter

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Rosie The Riveter

Rosie the Riveter is one of six million women that worked in the manufacturing plants which made materials during WWII while the men were in the war. When we entered the war in 1941, life was changing for everyone. The factories were at a loss for workers because most of the men went to fight in the war and the men that stayed were completely tired from doing so much work. Because of this women were able to work in the factories. Women were always paid much less, and not everyone was getting the same wages. Rosie the Riveter opened up the workforce for women. After the war was over though, women were forced out of the work force and the jobs were given back to the men. Women still wanted to work in the factories, but they did not let them and when they were finally able to the factory employment as a whole was in a decline all over.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A decent post, but please try to respond to a specific part of one of the assigned readings.

4/05/2006 11:49 PM  

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