Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Rosie the Riveter

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Rosie the Riveter

This video was a good one because in showed good examples of women's roles during WWII. Perhaps thanks to WWII, women started working outside their homes. There's always that stereotyping against women not being able to do a man's job. During the war however, women proved men wrong because they were needed to work. They even formed groups together and got a long, as well as helped each other. The propaganda that was used before the war influenced women to work like poster advertisements, but after the war when the men came back to take back their positions women felt the loss. It was interesting also how the opposite advertisements were used against women leaving their children home and how it affected their children psychologically and emotionally because they needed their moms. They just simply weren't needed anymore. This shows a lot how propaganda affected Americans lives.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post.

Was propaganda enough? Or were there other incentives for war work for women?
How were the images of women, home and family used in this mobilization and demobization? How was an ideal of the American way of life used to justify individual sacrifice?

4/11/2007 8:58 PM  

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