This Women’s History Month, we seize the opportunity to remember women whose stories have been told throughout history, while honoring the women who continue making history for future generations. Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) honors a special group of women whose rigorous work and patriotism sustained America during war times. Their stories will forever be etched into our nation’s history and continue to resonate with America today.
These women, known as the “Original Rosies”, became positive disruptors during WWII when the labor force was predominately occupied by men. “[The Rosies] irrevocably changed American assumptions about work and who was qualified to do it,” says Miller (Rep. Miller is a trailblazer herself — she currently serves as the Chairman of the Committee on House Administration) in her latest op-ed published on Military.com. “The phenomenon of women assuming traditionally male occupations was not some kind of deliberate gender equity initiative. It was a simple imperative of all-out war.”