Posted by: jenntrice | January 13, 2014

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

To me, this picture has always represented women making their first monumental gains in the work force in America. Rosie is a constant reminder of the progress women can make as leaders in all aspects of life.


  1. Rosie the Riveter is THE icon of women leaders! I remember as a child being fascinated by just the passion and determination expressed in this picture – especially in a prominently male-dominated work force.

  2. Something that comes to mind when I think about what this picture represents is the ability of women to balance their work and their responsibilities as mothers. Before World War II it was uncommon to hear that a woman had a job if her husband was working. Today I think it is more uncommon to hear of a stay-at-home mom. In my experience, people tend to assume that both parents have a job.

  3. Although I agree that this picture is definaetly an iconic image that shows how women contributed to WW II, whenever I see this image I’m also reminded of another iconic WW II image. The picture of the sailor kissing the nurse in Time Square also comes to mind. I see that picture twice as much as I see Rosie the Riveter and half those times they are on the walls of my female friends. I believe that both men and women want the traditional life with the perfect family and whether we think about it consciously or not, it is still in our minds.

  4. Rosie is totally a badass. In every history class I have had that discusses WWII she is always brought up. She represents females taking on males positions to keep the US together while men were off fighting the enemy. She represents strength and determination and I agree, that even though she shines a new light on what females are capable of, the image of the sailor kissing the nurse is considered a more popular picture with more significance even in today’s society.

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