OCTOBER'S FEATURE 2017


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ROSIE THE RIVETER

Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon, represented the women who were called on to enter the workforce during World War II. As men enlisted as soldiers between 1940 – 1945, over 6 million American women enter the workforce. Women took on tough jobs which filled the gaping holes left in the industrial workforce. The government aimed at recruiting women during this period and the most iconic image of working women during the war represented all women and became the symbol of female empowerment.