Introduction: Beyond Rosie the Riveter
In this exhibition, you will see how makers of film propaganda in both Britain and Australia sought to mobilize their female populations for war work. Despite similar goals, the methods were strikingly different. In British films, women exhibited stereotypically masculine traits, and in Australian, women exhibited only stereotypically feminine traits. You will also see how these differences between the two governments' mobilization of women workers reflect the national identity of both countries.