Posts tagged "rosie the riveter"

Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even using birth control.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015

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 –…

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 feminism is based…

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]…

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…

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…

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]…

Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2010