Thursday, December 30, 2010

Inspiration for Rosie the Riveter Passes Away

Geraldine Doyle, the face of Rosie the Riveter and iconic image embodying the ideals of the women's movement, has died according to her family.

Far from mere war propaganda, Rosie inspired millions of women to reach for their dreams.

" 'Rosie the Riveter' is the image of an independent woman who is control of her own destiny," said Gladys Beckwith, former director of the Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame. "She was a gracious, beautiful woman. Her death is the end of an era, and we need to take note of that. We need to respect what she stood for."

RIP, Geraldine, and thanks.  I'm sure many of my sapphic sisters looked to your image for inspiration, and you will be missed.  

[The Lansing State Journal] 

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