ROSIE the RIVETER
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J HOWARD MILLER
The imagery of “Rosie the Riveter” is an interesting story. But USHISTORYSCENE.COM describes the character Rosie as “a metaphorical representation of the millions of women (of all colors and socio-economic classes) who took action during war time when patriarchal order was relaxed. These women joined the work force in order to help their country, to gain the benefits of employment, and to improve their quality of life…the majority of them expressed a profound sense of personal accomplishment and newfound self-worth that had lasting effects on both the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Rights Movement.