Major contributions of Rosies are:
- Their highest quality work helped to win and shorten WWII
- Nurtured men wounded in body and spirit
- Pioneered women in the workforce
- As older women they are showing what senior citizens can do to pull America together as they did in WWII.
Why are Rosie the Riveters Important?
- America promises that women are equal. It’s important to ask Rosies what they did and to tell them how important their work was.
- Rosies are a model for women and girls – women can do much more than they imagined, and do excellent work. Rosies show us that we should try new things and do good work.
- Rosies show that women’s strengths are important to society.
- Rosies reveal fuller understanding and facts about:
- World War II
- The Women’s Movement
- The problems of caring for injured veterans
- The value of older persons
- How to pull together to achieve a needed, common good
- Girls and young women learn about women’s strengths first-hand from Rosies.
- Rosies help us all see that many people who contribute are not loud about it – that many women have worked quietly behind-the-scenes to advance and heal.
- Rosies are dying – we have a very short time to know them, learn from them, and work with them to teach the future about their importance.