I love this image so much.
I’ve seen some women who are offended by this and say it’s ridiculous that her cleavage is showing and things of that sort.
Personally, I think it’s great.
Why should we have an image of a women with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like she’s a man? (not that that isn’t great too!) In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear (GASP) lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men? We can do it! We can be feminine and successful.
You see what I’m saying here, ladies?
You don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being.
THE COMMENTARY IS MAKING MY HEART SING
okay yes all that is true!
but they have the original Rosie hair up, no makeup, covered up and flexing is because they wanted Women working in factories which were pretty dangerous
hair could easily get caught in machines and rip your hair and skin off, could easily decapitate you, and if you worked with bombs the cordite would turn it yellow and make it dry
covered up because less skin could be discolored by the chemicals around them
makeup because you didn’t need that stuff when you were working —mind you it’s an old fashion ad
and she’s flexing showing she’s strong enough to go work in a factory just like the men of this time period
so yes while this is a wonderful modern take on Rosie,
don’t denounce Rosie for not being feminine and strong