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Pinup Girls

During World War II, pinups were the ultimate American sex symbols. Cristen and Caroline discuss the history and evolution of pinups, female pinup artists and why some women consider pinup fashion and imagery empowering today.

Women's Work: Farmerettes

Before Rosie the Riveter, there was the Farmerette.

Did WW2 really help Rosie the Riveters?

World War II often is cited as a watershed moment for getting American women in the workplace. To commemorate D-Day, Cristen and Caroline reexamine whether the war really helped Rosie the Riveters climb career ladders.

Women's Work: Lumberjills

During World War II, 9,000 British women were recruited to take over the nation's forestry sector in the Women's Timber Corps. Nicknamed "lumberjills," these logging ladies felled trees, processed timber and transported the wood for manufacturing into "telegraph poles, road blocks, packaging boxes and gun butts for the war effort, and even crosses for war graves," the BBC reports. In 2013, the UK Forestry Commission erected a memorial sculpture (cleverly called Pull Don't Push) to honor the women's valuable -- and splinter-inducing -- work.