"Rosie the Riveter," an inspiring and iconic painting by Norman Rockwell, is a breathtaking example of feminism in the Industrial Age. "Rosie the Riveter" is an amazing painting that represents American women who stayed behind during World War II. They worked in the factories to produce munitions and war supplies while their male counterparts went to war. "Rosie the Riveter" was the icon that encouraged women and challenged industry to hire more women, to realize that women could do the same quality of work that men could. This oil painting is a good example of feminism. "Rosie the Riveter" makes a strong statement of women's economic power and shows the world what women can accomplish in hard times, along with managing a household. "Rosie the Riveter" is a prime example of reinforcement of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. There are a lot of similar images of amazing working woman during war times all over the world.
Norman Rockwell captured essences of the collective effort that would become epochal throughout America during the war. "The more women at work, the sooner we win" was more than a slogan, it was a strategy and battle cry (Rosie). Who knows if Norman Rockwell was just doing his part or if he recognized that "Rosie the Riveter" would become a cultural icon. The effect was a swell of support for working women that has persisted to today. Some may argue that post-war women returned to traditional roles, but no one denies the seed that was planted in the minds of men, women, boys and girls who saw mom pull up her sleeves and get it done where and when it counted. So many movements for social change are forgiven, crafted by people with agendas. This was an authentic change and is a lasting change. .
December 7, 1941, as 183 Japanese warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor unexpectedly, Hawaii began the start of World War II for the United States.