The main thing that ‘’Rosie the Riveter’’ did was impact women’s rights. When people looked at the picture it did not only give of a America can do it or our men can win this battle vibe. It gave of a women can do anything. This gave women respect and empowered them. To this day Rosie is a cultural icon of the United States.
During WWII when women’s husbands would go off to war they would work like the men. ‘’Women were needed to fill many traditionally male jobs and roles during the war and various advertisements were used to encourage women to take on these jobs and roles. Women joined the nurse corps and the armed forces so that more men could be sent into combat. During WWII women couldn’t fight because they were women so some were nurses and some fixed, repaired, and build things for war.''
December 7, 1941 183 Japanese warplanes attacked America’s Hickam Field, pearl harbor, in Hawaii. This lead to 2,433 deaths, the destruction of 18 Us warships and 188 airplanes. Since all the war was happening all the women were put to work rebuilding all different kinds of things. Rose Will Monroe was working at the Ford Motor Company aircraft assembly when a Hollywood star named Walter Pidgeon was touring the place he met Monroe. Later on she stared as herself in a government film promoting the war. May 29,1943 ‘’Rosie’’ was posted everywhere.
Women today don’t only rebuild things. Women fight for our country and are doing a good job with it. The beginning of the 1970s , western armies started to let women fight and serve for their country. Women are still nurses and still build things but 2017 is way different from 1941.