Tuesday, July 13th, 2004 • No Comments on Stuck… Help…
I’m working on a non-fiction essay for a book about female icons. My focus is on Rosie the Riveter and her relationship to feminism, sexuality and gender identity. Except I’m not exactly sure what I’m trying to say and I think I’m contradicting myself. Is Rosie a positive role model, empowering women to reach beyond their previously limited roles of housewife and secretary, or is she a manipulative piece of propaganda, designed to lure women into the male-dominated workforce, only to be cast aside when the men returned from war? I think she was both, but I’m not sure that makes for very interesting reading.
The deadline for submissions is Friday. Maybe I’ll have some kind of inspiration between now and then.
I can do it.