Author Archives: Jennifer Simpson

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

Finding Rosies in West Virginia

I’m always on the lookout for Rosies, and this article comes from West Virginia, featuring  Dot May (read below). For women working on the home front during World War II it was more about getting a good job than it was … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter at Glendale Arizona Pub

The only time I’ve ever found myself wanting to be in Glendale Arizona (not offense to the fine folks of Arizona, but it’s a bit too hot for me during most of the summer) is NOW …  well June 16-18 or … Continue reading

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And there’s even more Rosies!

October 24, 201-5-2,096 women and girls came together dressed as Rosie the Riveters to raise awareness for the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign in Ypsilanti Michigan.  They came from sixteen states, some from Canada, and there were even … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter Record

Here’s one place to find a whole lotta Rosies! Congratulations to the folks at the Rosie the Riveter Trust for smashing the Guinness Record for most people dressed up as Rosie the Riveter in one place!  Over 1,000 Rosies gathered … Continue reading

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Just an employee doing her job

Helen Filak was one of the many Rosie the Riveters who worked in factories during World War II. Just out of high school, she worked as a welder at American Bridge in Pittsburgh for $1.20 an hour in 1943. “We were … Continue reading

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Holy Act of Congress Batman! Equal Pay for Women

When I was giggly six-year-old towhead living in San Diego, I didn’t just love Batgirl, I wanted to BE Batgirl. My friends and I would watch the Batman t.v. show–already in reruns–after school.  We’d wear make-shift capes made from towels … Continue reading

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42 Years of Title IX : Where are we now?

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” ~ Title IX … Continue reading

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