Whatever Happened to Rosie the Riveter?

I’m fascinated by the image of Rosie the Riveter versus the reality, that only a small percentage are women ( a number that is falling in these tough economic times):

In 2007 women accounted for 6% of employed welders according to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and more recent statistics (2009 data) shows only 4% of welders are women.

I’ll be blogging here primarily about women in welding, though that may cover women in other trades, where women are also underrepresented.  AND, I’ll be blogging about Rosie the Riveter.

Other topics that are related include:  gender equality, civil rights, Title IX, and women in the workforce.

You can read more details about this blog here, on the About Searching for Rosie Page.

As a note, I moderate all comments. As my mother used to say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  I do appreciate CIVIL discourse, and if you disagree with anything I write about, please do comment, just be nice about– I’m more apt to listen if you disagree in a nice way.

About Jennifer Simpson

Writer, marketing consultant, community builder and teacher. Director of DimeStories International, where authors share their 3-minute stories at open mic events and online. Publisher and editor of the I WRITE BECAUSE project. Find out more at http://JenniferSimpsonWriter.com
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