Discrimination in Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Documentary

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With the men going to war, the physically demanding masculine job of working in factories attracted the attention of married women as they were offered handsome amounts in exchange for their labor in making ammunition for the war. As Blau, Ferber, and Winkler said, ‘the government is a major buyer and seller of goods and services’ (p. 4), the movie reflects this with the program of the government that caused women to indulge themselves in helping in the war as factory workers, supporting their husbands in fighting the war. The women were trained to do manly jobs which started the exchange of roles of men and women in the work field as the Rosies proved their ability of juggling factory work, household chores and raising children, which has become an eye opener to engaging in jobs on the basis of one’s ability rather than physical built. After the war, the government encouraged the women to go back to their husbands to care for them and to provide a warm atmosphere for the family, performing a task fit for them (13).