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Rosie the Riveter Here are some great photos from the Library of Congress. I first heard about this when I was a kid, from my mom, who worked as a riveter for an aircraft plant during WWII. Rosie was an actual person, a riveter from Kentucky who represented the six million women who worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and material during World War II. These women took the places of the male workers who were absent fighting in the Pacific and European theaters. The character is now considered a feminist icon in the US, and a herald of women's economic power to come. Rosie and her slogan were featured on posters, magazines, and more. These hard working women were paid a whopping $31.21 a week compared to men who brought home $54.65. Now....over 60 years later we're still fighting for equal pay!
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Added: 22nd January 2008
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Posted by: Marty6697 on 2008-01-24 
I saw her at the Yankee Air Museum a couple of years ago. She spoke of what they went through, I think she said they made like 2 dollars a day, maybe less. The Museum burned down 3 years ago. The spirit still remains, still every Memorial Day Hundreds go to Remember those who fought and died for our Beautiful Country. It's awesome to listen to there storys. A Family tradition here. The Air Show with all the vintage Bombers, Fighter planes they do every July is something that still gives me goosebumps. Now that we've moved, it's 2 miles away. Watch the show from my deck. Beautiful!
Posted by: MeanJohnDean on 2010-09-03 
People,
Rosie the Riviter was NOT a real person it was a poster! Rosie the Riveter Poster, produced by Westinghouse for the War Production, created by J. Howard Miller. You've been sucked into a wives tale.
Mean John Dean
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