Researching into women’s rights

As I enjoyed sewing so much in James’s work shop I decided to try and link my words to sewing itself. Work and could really linked with the history of women’s rights to work. Women for years were confined to small factory jobs on sewing machines or were told to stay at home and be a house wife. I decided this would be a good path to go down as it really linked with all of my words. The Rosie Riveter posters were published during WW2 but were very rarely seen, it was rediscovered on the 1980’s and it was widely reproduced in hundreds of different forms.The “We Can Do It!” image was used to promote feminism and other political issues beginning in the 1980s.The image made the cover of the Smithsonian magazine in 1994 and was fashioned into a US first-class mail stamp in 1999. It was incorporated in 2008 into campaign materials for several American politicians, and was reworked by an artist in 2010 to celebrate the first woman becoming priminister of Australia And to this day the poster is one of the ten most-requested images at the National Archives and Records Administration’.As well as the imagery of the Black Panthers influencing the New York Radical Women through the use of the fist, the mobilisation of women could also been to begin during the Civil Rights and anti-war movements. These posters have been used in many different ways to put across this message of female strength and the female ability to be independent.


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