Rosie the riveter, despite contrary belief was not a real person, however this does not make her any less inspiring or less of a figure to be recognized. Rosie was a symbol during the time of World War ll, all the men had been set away to fight leaving the woman alone to make the war uniforms, to get jobs, to provide for their families, which was something that had never been done before. Rosie was a symbol to all women everywhere that they could do it, they could run the country without the men, and this speaks volumes. Rosie is still a famous figure today and she will most likely continue to be an inspiration for years to come, this is something that makes Rosie special, she is timeless and will continue to be inspiring for the lives of women everywhere.
Sophie Scholl was a 21 year old girl who lead a student resistance against Adolf Hitler in the 1940s she was ultimately discovered and executed in 1943, she however did not die without a fight, her last words being "how can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give themselves up individually to a righteous cause? such a fine and sunny day and i have to go, but what does my death matter if through us thousands of people are awakened and steered into action?"
Irena was a woman who lived in the time of World War II, she was thought to be a plumber however she had ulterior motives. Irena smuggled Jewish infants and children out of concentration camps, she would go in to "fix a plumbing situation" however she would then take infants and place them in her tool box in order to help them escape unseen, she would do the same to larger children with burlap sacks. she spent weeks training a dog to bark when ever it saw Nazi's so they would be afraid and leave her alone so that they could not see what she was really doing, the barking also covered the noises made by the infants and children. Doing this she alone saved the lives of about 2500 kids and infants. On what turned out to be her very last mission she was caught by 2 Nazi soldiers, they broke both her legs and beat her severally, she ultimately survived the attack and got away. She had kept a detailed record of all the kids she had smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar that she had buried in her backyard behind a tree. She used these records after the war to attempt to reunite the kids with their families if they survived, the ones that dint were placed in foster homes or adopted by families that would love them. In 2007 Irena was up for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won for a slide show on global warming. Now Irena has been forgotten by the world, i bet before you read this, you had never even heard her name. Thank you to Irena and everyone out there with her life changing spirit.
Rosa parks was an INCREDIBLE woman. During the time of extreme racism and segregation African-Americans were not allowed to sit in the front seats when they rode the bus, only in the back. Rosa Parks found this to be horrible and cruel much like many other people, and so like others she decided to protest. Rosa may have shared the same opinion as many other people however it was her speaking her own voice that changed history. Rosa sat in the front of the bus, when asked to leave she denied saying that she would stay in her seat because if she was a white woman then they would not make her move, and she was no different from anyone else. Rosa Parks proved us 2 that day, the first being that you should always fight for what you believe in, and the second is that hundreds of people may be trying to create change but nobody will do it in the same way, and YOUR way can change history.