Posts tagged "rosie the riveter"

These Pictures Of Real-Life Rosie The Riveters Kind Of Blew My Mind

World War II's real-life Rosie the Riveters look a lot like the ads themselves -- only way cooler. Rosie first came to be as a character in 1942, and during the war, three million women worked at plants building tanks, guns and aircraft bombers. The campaign didn't exist solely to motivate women to work --…
By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2014

Radical Feminist Interview On Thought Catalog Takes Potshot At Sex-Positive Feminism & Kink, Questions Consent

Last night, I was reading a piece on the blog Thought Catalog in which writer Marie Calloway interviewed two young women about the current state of "radical feminism." I read it not only because feminism is my beat, but also because the current understanding that I have in my mind about radical…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2013

Princess Leia Can Do It!

Rosie the Riveter ain't got nothing on Princess Leia. Did they have feminism a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away? [The Mary Sue]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: “Rosie The Riveter” Model Dies At 86

"Rosie The Riveter" has died. Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the model for "Rosie," a WWII factory worker who implored to other ladies "We Can Do It!," passed away on Sunday at 86. As a 17-year-old in 1942, Geraldine was working as a metal presser at a Michigan factory when she was captured on film by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2010

6 Feminist Fashion Statements

I'm proud to call myself a feminist. I also love jewelry. And while we should be wary of commodifying political movements, I think it's always valuable to increase feminism's visibility. If I get to wear a cute necklace in the process, so be it. After the jump, some clothing and accessories that let you wear…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2010

Pink Can Do It!

Is feminist icon Rosie The Riveter going to be Pink's Halloween costume this year? Nope, it's just a look from the video for her new single "Raise Your Glass," which debuts on Monday. [AfterEllen.com]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2010