Rosie The Riveter

Rosie The Riveter

Averiyan Rougeau, Writer

It is now Woman’s History Month and back in 1943 there was a popular song created called “Rosie the Riveter,” written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb, and a photo created by Norman Rockwell, but did you know that there was a real Rosie?

That would be Naomi Parker Fraley, she decided she would represent Rosie the Riveter by working in a machine shop at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, California. The original person who did come up with Rosie the Riveter inspiration was recruiting campaigns during the war that urged women to enter the workforce.

Naomi Parker was known to be the real Rosie, but Naomi did create an impact on a lot of women in 1943 after her being noticed at a machine factory. Women were recruited to step into jobs in production lines supporting the war so the men could fight and some women were a symbol of all women that would work in the war industries during World War II.

Rosie the Riveter was primarily a fictitious character, but she was created to really show women that they’re capable of doing something that would be “considered” a man’s job, but really when men were on their way off to war.

Women were told to step into jobs in production lines, so after this was going on this is were Rosie the Riveter came in to support the woman in the act of all of this happening. So this is why Rosie the Riveter should be known for this Woman’s History Month for the supportive and leading thing that women had to do as the war was going on.