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Rosie the Riveter

Defending Our Shores

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Each May, we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering the men and women who have fought to defend our shores throughout the history of our country. Women f...

Real-Life Rosie The Riveter Caught Stealing Kiss From Obama

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

Phyllis Gould knows World War II would not have been won without the homefront efforts of women like her and her fellow real-life "Rosie the Riveters....

Do Women Deserve Rights?

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Women's rights? What are those? Do women even deserve rights because, I mean, they always just need a man to decide, right? Ha! But with the recent wave of laws being suggested that would limit tons of women's contraceptive rights, it seems that there are a lot of white men who feel this way.

Original 'Rosie The Riveter' Gets A Call From Joe Biden

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

We know that Vice President Joe Biden is keen on making memorable phone calls to mark important milestones, and this Veterans Day was no exception. ...

WATCH: Feminist Halloween Costumes That Aren't Rosie the Riveter

Cristen Conger | Posted 12.25.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

Don't want to dress up like a sexy Crayon, sexy ear of corn or other ridiculous sexy something-or-other for Halloween? No problem.

For Victory: A WWII Pamphlet and a Modern-Day Program Encourage Women in American Manufacturing

Allison Grealis | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Allison Grealis

"Women," the pamphlet concludes, "can be trained to do almost any job you've got." On that point, I agree.

What You Didn't Know About Rosie The Riveter

Posted 09.30.2013 | Women

She's perhaps one of the most iconic women in American history. But how much do you actually know about Rosie the Riveter? A new video from The His...

How a Convention About Work Turned Into a Pop-Up Art Gallery

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

The role of art in amplifying workers' voices as well as changing perceptions about worker movements got a great display in Los Angeles recently.

Can Rosie The Riveter's Factory Be Saved?

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 07.31.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A group has been given a two-month extension in which to raise enough money to save some of the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Rivete...

One Last Chance To Save Rosie The Riveter's Factory

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 07.29.2013 | Detroit

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a "man's work" by building World War II-era...

A Call for More Women in the Growing US Manufacturing Sector

Allison Grealis | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Allison Grealis

One simple reality is that while the US manufacturing sector grows, the number of women working in the sector is not following that trend. Although women hold about half of the jobs in the US economy today, they occupy less than 25 percent of the STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - jobs. In fact, only 30 percent of the estimated 14 million Americans who work in manufacturing are women. These numbers are especially striking when juxtaposed with the number of women in manufacturing today who are pleased with their jobs.

Swiffer Responds To Rosie The Riveter Ad Controversy

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women

After complaints over Swiffer's use of the famed Westinghouse Electric "We Can Do It!" image to sell cleaning products, the company has agreed to remo...

PHOTO: Swiffer Is Using Rosie The Riveter To Get Women Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women

When Westinghouse Electric told U.S. women, "We can do it!," to boost worker morale in 1943, we're pretty sure they didn't have household chores in mi...

Warren Buffet and My Mom, an Original Rosie the Riveter

Myra Evans | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Myra Evans

Buffet said that, "Women are the key to America's prosperity...The closer America comes to fully employing the talents of all its citizens, the greater the output of goods and services will be." Buffet's essay reminded me of my hardworking mother and her experiences during World War II.

Sharon Silke Carty

'Rosie The Riveter' Plant For Sale (Photos)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

The plant where the real Rosie the Riveter worked on bomber planes during World War II has been saved from dismantling, even though the site would be ...

Amber Rose As Rosie The Riveter: Yay Or Nay? (PHOTO, POLL)

Posted 03.29.2012 | Black Voices

Amber Rose may be on her way to domesticated bliss, but her 1940s-style blue bandanna sent a different message yesterday. The model and aspiring s...

Amber Rose As Rosie The Riveter: Yay Or Nay? (PHOTO, POLL)

Posted 05.29.2012 | Style

Amber Rose may be on her way to domesticated bliss, but her 1940s-style blue bandanna sent a different message yesterday. The model and aspiring s...

Mother America Always Loved Manufacturing Most

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's illogical, even unpatriotic to use tax dollars to subsidize companies that send jobs overseas, transferring America's manufacturing power to foreign countries like China.

Rosie The Riveter! Smokey The Bear!: Best Advocacy Ads Ever

Peggy Conlon | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Peggy Conlon

Seventy years ago, Americans were trying to crawl out of the Depression, facing unemployment, poverty, war. I won't try to compare the two times -- it's impossible. But what strikes me is the Ad Council had its roots in helping America face adversity and we're still doing it today.

Skilled, Savvy Women Can Rescue Our Sagging Economy

USA Today | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women

What do we need to yank the country out of The Long Recession? Women! It was women who came to the rescue of the desperate economy during World War...

10 Classic Public Service Ads that Changed a Nation (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact

Since 1942, the non-profit Ad Council has been using the power of advertising for social good, educating Americans on important topics, and along the ...

Is The Removal Of The Maine Labor Mural Illegal?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Last weekend, Maine's Republican governor, Paul LePage, had a 36-foot mural removed from the state's labor department after claiming that it was "one-...

Maine Gov. Orders Labor History Mural Taken Down

Talking Points Memo | Benjy Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's Diego Rivera Redux in Maine, as Governor Paul LePage is taking down a mural in the state Department of Labor building depicting the history of th...

'Rosie The Riveter' Inspiration Dies At 86

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter," died on Sunday at the age of 86 due to complications from arthritis, the Washington Pos...

For the Strength of Rosie the Riveter: Make It in America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Shuttered factories and off-shored manufacturing are sapping American strength. Manufacturing needs help, and with unemployment stuck at 9.5 percent, so do the American people. "Make it in America" is that aid.