Monday, September 25, 2017

Maybelline's Rosie the Riveter during World War ll was the Wonder Woman of her time

Long before the Women's Movement, Rosie the Riveters of
WW11,  built all the planes, ships, tanks and all necessary equipment that our country needed to win the war.  They were
the ones who knocked down the doors for women's rights. 

It was a mans world up until 1941 when Pearl Harbor was
bombed. It was Rosie the riveters who built the B-17s and the
B-29. They found that the women were every bit as good at
these jobs as men were, some of us were better.  worked hard to promote Rosie.

Krier has had Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick propose to make

May 23rd National Rosie the Riveter Day. She is working on
trying to get a statue of Rosie in the WW11 Memorial in
Washington D.C. There were between 16 and 20 million
women who went to work during the war. It is time for these
amazing women to get due recognition.

Krie goes to different groups to tell the Rosie Stories. Some
are really outstanding. Krier often said that "if it hadn't of been
for Rosies role in WW11, we may be speaking German or
Japanese today."


" I think they were right,"  Mae Krier

It's officially Fall and the Holidays are around the corner. I'm happy and sad at the same time to see Summer go this year. I was thinking about Maybelline's new Wonder Woman line of make up and realized that during WW11, Rosie the Riveter was the Wonder Woman of her time. Our strong mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers were the Wonder Women who inspired the Super Women of today. Here is Maybelline's Rosie the Riveter from the 1940s.

1 comment:

  1. Bravo! Kudos Sharrie.....for highlighting the Super Women of an era. While my hometown did not have any aircraft manufacturing factories, it did have the country's first textile mills where once 25,000 mostly teen gals* came in from farms to work and set forth the beginnings of women's independence by making a salary starting in the early 1800s that you can historically tour today
    Elsewise, I recall that my Mom sewed and put "rivets" in cloth and leather ankle supports used by WWII paratroopers...I'm thinking something like this
    Pardon, but if I may note ever so skimpily: beyond the home town Gals, there were many Gals who went unrecognized (i.e. by our government!) during the wars: while not carrying a rifle on the front lines, many who volunteered as nurses were killed via bombings of tent-city "hospitals" or on Red Cross/Mercy ships that were supposed to be exempt from attack according to the "Geneva Conventions". Did anyone hear of WACs?...The Women's Army Corp who were besmirched on "imagined moral grounds" altho General Douglas MacArthur called the WACs "my best soldiers", adding that they worked harder, complained less, and were better disciplined than men." 
    (*Mill Girls worked 12 hours a day, six and half days a week! bombarded by this nonstop in UNairconditioned "rooms", starting at 2 dollars a week that included sharing a bed with meals in a company owned Boarding house Not meaning to be argumentative, let alone one-upping Y'all, but IMHO, and being just a tad older, it is from hence, those Mill Girls, one might say, sprang what became unions as well as the suffragette movement engendering women's self independence to garner Women's Rights, e.g. the right to vote in 1920. Indeed, things were not copacetic yet and so it took Rosie Riveters to really accelerate knocking down the doors so Ms Hillary could try to stand on e.g. the shoulders of '84's Geraldine Ferraro to rap on the glass ceiling! [Ok! Ok! when all's said and done, we know Where the Power lies behind the man!)]
    Alas, in terms of Rosie the Riveter and making things happen: This is "her" most iconic representation
    And alas! given October is just around the corner, let me be so forward as to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to add what Rosie would be up to today and ask Guys and Gals to look for a fundraising walk in their community via Thanks!
    RE Maybelline? While Tom Lyle might not have imagined it, he unwittingly provided an excellent, let alone important ancillary to help women get through the rigors of breast cancer treatments given the possible effects on one's appearance and thus self image; Vanity be damned!
    Whoa! having me reflect on it now: I remember putting up one of those "accordion", regular/magnifying mirrors, i.e. , so my late Vieja, an actual Rose BTW, could sit in the bathroom and put on her Maybelline....certainly she with it, helped us in a most challenging time! Lest I belabor Making Strides: while 'walk' funds go for research, some monies help other Folk with e.g. hair supplements, prosthetics, treatment transportation, emotional support and the like. Again, Thanks Sharrie, for moment on the soap box!