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There was a time, not too long ago, when having a woman run for president, be nominated to the Supreme Court or take on the job of Secretary of State was unthinkable, but WWII accomplished what activists couldn't. With all able bodied men off to war, women entered the work force. Norman Rockwell's portrayal of Rosie The Riveter appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post 66 years ago today, May 29, 1943, and the iconic image became a symbol for a new generation of women. When the War was over, men wanted women to return to the home, but the genie was out of the bottle. Gone was the iconic Gibson Girl hosting tea parties, the strong independent woman was here to stay. Women presently make up nearly half of the work force. Now if only they could receive equal pay.