Life And Times Of Rosie The Riveter Analysis

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Starting December, 1941, the United States entered a global affair otherwise known as World War II. This war forced every capable individual of stepping up to the plate, and doing what the country needed at the time. Not only did men get sent overseas, women did too by finding themselves in Europe and numerous Pacific Islands. Besides women taking part in the war eastward, they had a duty to help on American soil. Although this was unprecedented, at least to this extent, women knew they needed to help the United States in its quest to win the war, and protect the world from fascism. Women understood it was their responsibility to help the nation, making it easy for them to find all sorts of reasons to partake in the war effort. Their reasons …show more content…
The five women shown in the film were undoubtedly helping the nation, but it seemed to be more important to them for the sake of their community. The women fought hard for equal rights amongst other things. They felt that they were being treated unjustly based on their sex and some on their race. They accused companies of taking in white employees, and then claiming they had no openings. There was prejudice going on against these women, and thankfully something sparked a change. The start of World War II created a void in multiple industries, making these employers desperate for people to hire. A big turning point eventually came when these women were accepted to be on the Electrical Board Union. They were now able to successfully negotiate for an eighty percent raise. On top of that big onus, they would now receive paychecks for overtime. If for some reason another problem arose, they now had the ability to voice it to their Union leader, and have their respect for their …show more content…
In The Hidden Army film the women interviewed provided great insight on why the answered the cry for help. They all learned fairly quickly that loved ones were dying, and if the country wasn’t producing to a satisfactory amount, then it would just result in more suffering and death. It was reported that the Hidden Army grew up to 18 million and that included women that had a wide range of age. It didn’t matter to women if they were old, or if they were young, they were determined to contribute to this nation any way they could. The reasons they had for this were told, and it was very understandable why they joined the war effort. A lists of reasons included some awful things such as having a son killed during the attack to the Arizona while stationed there, being called too heavy for other jobs but complemented in this new workplace, and having to think of loved ones on death march. Another interesting one that was said with the other but stuck out was a woman saying that she joined because she felt like she finally had a family to take care of. This is fascinating as it shows how close the people working with her are, and that with her role, she truly feels as though she is caring for all of the soldiers in harm’s way. Another case of a woman saying why she joined that was unique from the rest because of her

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