July 29, 2020

Rosie, The Riveter

Although Rosie may seem like a cliché image when representing feminism and/or women empowerment, the history of her creation and the women she has represented, historically and presently, deserve recognition. In the 1940’s, during WWII, Rosie’s image was used in ads to recruit women into traditionally male-dominated jobs because American men had been recruited into the war and the jobs, they left behind were left vacated.