Get Updates via Email!
Follow me on TwitterMy Tweets
- Finding Rosies in West Virginia
- Rosie the Riveter at Glendale Arizona Pub
- And there’s even more Rosies!
- Rosie the Riveter Record
- Just an employee doing her job
- Holy Act of Congress Batman! Equal Pay for Women
- 42 Years of Title IX : Where are we now?
- The Rosie the Riveter Strategy Today
- Submerging myself in Rosie the Riveter History
- What to tell your husband
Author Archives: Jennifer Simpson
1943: 41% of welders at the Richmond Yards were women. 2015: 2% of welders in the U.S. are women. Note, “burners” cut metal (with a torch) rather than weld metal. At peak production in 1943 there were 90,000 employees … Continue reading
I really wonder how many women needed to be told not to wear high heels for work at the shipyard. Many of the women who took on shipyard jobs came from the farmlands of the Midwest, or from the … Continue reading
The Saturday Evening Post published the cover featuring a female riveter in 1943. The name on her lunchbox says “Rosie.” From “Rosie the Riveter” by Marcy Kennedy Knight at the Saturday Evening Post: Mary was a 19-year-old phone operator in … Continue reading
When you begin writing about something like Rosie the Riveter friends start sending you everything they find that has to do with Rosie…. Today’s link from a friend was from the Ford Motor Company–a paid slide show post on the … Continue reading
I’ve begun to research Rosies, starting with the original Rosie the Riveters to have an understanding of the history from which our “New Rosies” come. I’ve accessed the Oral Histories of many Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Oral History Project … Continue reading
One of the most amazing things about writing for the CarmenElectrode blog is writing profiles of some amazing women, and getting some great stories. I love the idea of the torch being passed from Grandmother to Granddaughter! Grandmother’s Stories Inspired … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I posted here. I’ve been busy working on the CarmenElectrode.com blog again. Ran across THIS fantastic calendar of Rosies: Great gift idea for Rosie afficionados– plus the money raised supports the wonderful programs offered … Continue reading
I found this article at the Newport Independent about Ruth White of Newport, AK who worked as a welder, not a riveter: ‘Ruthie the Welder’ does her part With the arrival of Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Armed Forces Day and … Continue reading