Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Rosie the Revolutionary

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Rosie the Revolutionary

Revolutionary? What else in united States History has taken so many women outside of their houses and put them into factories to work and get paid? The war gave many women chances to service jobs that would normally be done by men. It did create jobs such as farm workers, gas attendants and welders. The great thing was that the training was free and many women were able to get social security cards and for some, the first job education courses they had ever received. They liked to take mechanic tools and then compare them to household appliances so that women could relate and also learn easier. Many women of the time were just housewives who had not seen any machines outside of their own kitchen, Also, customized tools were made for women in order for them to do the jobs that were usually done by the large hands of a man,
The most impressive thing was that thousands of women, from young to old, responded to the call for workers. A lot of the women felt that making objects such as bullets, guns and airplanes would be directly supporting their husbands in the field. Women finally felt as if they were directly impacting the result of the war by keeping the home-front productive.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

The image of Rosie has become a revolutionary icon of modern feminism. But the image was built from traditional ideas about women that could make non-traditional roles less threatening.

4/09/2007 11:59 PM  

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