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During World War II, the U.S. government produced a number of propaganda posters aimed at mobilizing women workers to contribute to the war effort, offering images that challenged traditional ideas about the role of women and the nature of their work while still maintaining traditional gender hierarchies.
What message is this poster trying to convey to American men?
What message is this image trying to convey to American women?
What assumptions about women and work does this poster make?
Do you think the experiences of "real Rosies" permanently challenged these assumptions?