Rosie The Riveter – A Future Girl

By CBramkamp Newbie Guide 2 Comments on Rosie The Riveter – A Future Girl

Rosie the Riveter, a Future GirlGot 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. 

To Go:

 Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Park

For photos and more information according to me:

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.

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  • Heather Branstetter
    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Hi Catharine, thanks so much for these great resources. I found your site through Jeri Walker.

    You might be interested to know that Rosie was also a sex worker. Women who had been selling sex before the war became Rosie and then went back to prostitution after the war. In Oakland, they were called “taxi dancers” around this time. (http://findheatherlee.com/2015/03/15/coercion-criminality-morality-and-sex-work-part-four/)

  • CBramkamp
    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Thanks! I’m glad the resources were useful! I so wanted Rosie to be all about heavy machinery! But thank you for sharing the information!

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