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19 Amazing Photos Of Female Riveters During WWII

Rosie the Riveter ain’t got nothing on these girls.

1. During WWII there was a major shift in gender politics.

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2. Women were brought into factories to work while their husbands were at war.

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3. Many worked on weapons and planes for the troops.

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4. The women worked in groups.

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5. Made friends…

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6. And helped their country.

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7. It was a new frontier for women.

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8. They flourished in their new positions.

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9. They took on the responsibility both at home and at work.

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10. Proving that women had a place in the workplace.

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11. And even though they spent the day doing manual labor, many women still dressed for work.

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12. Look at that pattern combo!

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13. And her hair.

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14. Where can I get this head wrap?

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15. These woman changed the place for the modern woman in the world.

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16. We owe a lot to them.

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17. So, thank you, riveters.

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18. For showing that girls can be just as strong as men.

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19. And look better doing it!

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