Fun With Rosie the Riveter

Last week Laura created a PowerPoint presentation about World War II propaganda for her history class. Not surprisingly, one of the images she included was the iconic 1943 poster of Rosie the Riveter:

Vintage Image of the "We can do it!" Rosie the Riveter Poster by

Saturday – aka Star Wars Day – I found a fun Rosie parody to post on Laura’s Facebook wall:

May the Fourth Be With You.

Naturally, this led me to wonder what other interesting parodies are out there. Turns out, quite a few. While I did not find one for Star Trek (I expected Lieutenant Uhura), here are some of my faves:

We Can Do It! Rosie the Riveter
You bet we can! I’ll take all the ideas I can get.

Hunger Games:

I can’t quite figure this out. Since there is only one Hunger Games victor, maybe the tagline should read “I Can Do It!” But perhaps it is foreshadowing for the rebellion, in which case “We Can Do It!” is perfectly appropriate.

Wonder Woman:

Really, Wonder Woman? Where is your girl power?


Anti-pacifier propaganda? Who knew?


Grammar alert! Everyone needs to do her part.
Be careful, or this could happen to you.


Peep Riveter
Of course they can. They’re indestructible.


Recreating an iconic poster with an iconic toy.

Sara the Riveter:

Despite a diligent search I could not find this 2012 Facebook app developed by the Ad Council. I very much wanted to Rosify Myself, so I did the next best thing and performed an old-fashioned X-acto knife cut and paste.

Pink Power:

I saved the best for last.


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