Got Girls? There is a wonderful and little visited Museum dedicated to the women who worked at the Richmond, CA shipyards during WWII. The women were strong, talented and dedicated. At it’s height of production the shipyards launched one battle ship a day.
Needless to say, when women were needed to help in the war effort, resources were found, day care, pick up dinners, group housing (okay the last doesn’t appeal) but the government helped make it easy for women to work. I think the government could do it again.
For a fictionalized account, check out Jeane Slone’s book – She Built Ships During WW II.
And what does this have to do with writing? Explore, expose yourself to art (remember that poster?), expose yourself to museums and galleries off the beaten path, or explore that small room in the huge museum and see what’s there.
And if you have girls, show them what was possible so they can believe what is possible.