The Dark Side of Rosie the Riveter

May 25, 1942, Comics

May 25, 1942: Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II, visits a munitions factory and writes about women in the workplace.

Interviewing a foreman, Treanor says: I asked him him how he stood it bossing 150 women doing such irritating inspection jobs.
“I’m getting gray,” he said.
“What’s the trouble?”
“You know women,” he said. “They’re unreasonable. You can’t tell them anything. They’re just as unreasonable on the job as they are at home.”

And Charles Owens has a full-page war map.

May 25, 1942, War Map

May 23, 1942, Tom Treanor

About these ads

About lmharnisch

I work at the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in 1942, Art & Artists, Columnists, Comics, Nuestro Pueblo, Tom Treanor, World War II and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to The Dark Side of Rosie the Riveter

  1. la peregrina says:

    “You know women,” he said. “They’re unreasonable. You can’t tell them anything. They’re just as unreasonable on the job as they are at home.”

    Translation: “They won’t put up with my BS the way the men will.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s