Rosie the Riveter

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 22 - About 214 Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Rosie The Riveter Essay

    • 2015 Words
    • 9 Pages

    women working for the war effort led America to victory against the Axis Powers. Rosie the Riveter, as their mascot, symbolized women 's efforts and started a movement for women 's rights across the country. "Rosie the Riveter" was a character created to inspire American women to stand up and join the workforce. Riveting was usually seen as a man 's job because it requires the worker to hold a heavy riveting gun that shoots out metal bolts. Consequently, the recoil is very rough, and the riveter needs to be strong to absorb the force. Government propaganda during World War II was responsible for much of the change in society 's acceptance of women in the workplace. Posters, radio programs, magazine…

    • 2015 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Great Essays

    Rosie The Riveter Thesis

    • 1140 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Rosie the Riveter may sound like a real-life human being to you, but she’s not. Well, not entirely, Rosie the Riveter was more of a promotional figure. That’s all she was ever meant to be, but what started as an image drawn up for government promotional uses took a turn into a historical icon for women in America and all over the world. “...Sunday morning, December 7, 1941…” (“Rosie the Riveter). That date may sound familiar to you whether or not you're a history buff or just someone who paid…

    • 1140 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Howard Miller created the famous figure known as ‘Rosie the Riveter’. She was seen as the symbol of feminism and women’s economic power during World War II. ‘Rosie the Riveter’ was featured in posters all over the U.S boosting the morale of civilians and persuading women to join the workforce. Miller cleverly frames Rosie’s flexing arm in the center of the poster emphasizing her important position in society during the time. The woman in the advert is seen to be challenging the views of her…

    • 864 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    in World War II, encouragement and motivation were essential in getting America back on its feet (although, Pearl Harbor did help with that ). During the war, "Rosie the Riveter" plays an enormous role in the spark of feminism. "Rosie"…

    • 1825 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    jumpsuit and a red polka-dot bandana in front of a yellow background saying “We Can Do It!”. Even if the name “Rosie the Riveter” does not ring a bell, her face is one someone cannot go a lifetime without seeing. This piece of propaganda, and many others including songs and stories, are all part of the campaign that is Rosie the Riveter. Originated in the early the 1940’s, this campaign inspired millions of women to get out of the typical home life and start working the men’s jobs. The impact of…

    • 1812 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    during the war. The “We Can Do It!” propaganda photograph, often referred to as the Rosie the Riveter picture is iconic in the transition of women into the paid industrial workforce during the second World War. The main character acted as an icon during the 1940s by representing wen in the wartime workforce. Today, Rosie is known as means of representing the feminist movement through both social and historical contexts for inequality. A freelance artist named J. Howard Miller created the…

    • 1631 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    entered World War II, war posters, government issued signs, became posted everywhere from small towns to large cities. These advertisements showed that women could be soldiers and feminine so in many ads they wore uniforms. These signs appealed to the women 's sense of patriotism. One of the most famous and popular icons was Rosie the Riveter. The "We Can Do It!" poster by J. Howard Miller was rediscovered in the 1980s and made into a cultural icon for feminism during the 1940s. Rosie the…

    • 1641 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    Rosie The Riveter

    • 1657 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Rosie the Riveter was a symbol created to spur women to do their part in supporting the American war effort on the home front who evolved through the years into a cultural icon to stand for Women’s rights and feminist efforts. Rosie reflects the conflicts and spirit of her time through her profession as a wartime riveter. She represents the housewives, secretaries, and childcare workers who were called to the factories during the war. She now represents a generation of “Rosie’s,” the women who…

    • 1657 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Rosie the Riveter a Visual Icon of feminism Born as a propaganda tool during World War II Rosie the Riveter has become an iconic visual representation of feminism that still resonates today. Rosie’s bold and memorable statement of “We Can Do It” encouraged women of the era to challenge industry thought and norms along the lines of political, social and economic equality. The image of a strong and determined Rosie inspired the new working woman entering the workforce for the first time in…

    • 772 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Rosie The Riveter Impact

    • 1224 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Rosie the Riveter was a respiration of millions of women in the work force. After United States joined the war late 1941 World War II government and industrial leader called on women to join the work force since men were sent away to fight the war. In the U.S work force to 1940-1945 27%-37% joined the work force. In 1943 Rosie the Riveter was first introduced in the public a song called Rosie the Riveter that was made famous by James Kern. Rosie the Riveter an icon that is known today “We Can Do…

    • 1224 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 22