Rosie the Riveter lookalikes

Women dressed as Rosie the Riveter, an iconic American symbol of feminism, showed their support Sunday in Kelowna for the right of U.S. women to have an abortion.

The numbers were small but the determination considerable at a politically-themed photo shoot Sunday in Kelowna.

Five women turned up at the Apple Bowl for 'Equality', posing as Rosie the Riveter, an iconic wartime symbol of feminism.

"We came up with this idea after the passage of abortion bans in a lot of American states," organizer Madison Apostoliuk sad.

"We just wanted to do something to show the women of the United States, who are having to fight for their basic rights, that people around the world support them," said Apostoliuk, who was helped by Paige Haupt in organizing the event.

Wearing a red bandana, showing steely resolve, and flexing a muscle, the image of Rosie the Riveter was popularized during the Second World War.

With the caption 'We Can Do It', the image was originally intended as an inducement for women to enter defense industries but later became a popular symbol of the feminist movement.

Apostoliuk and Haupt may stage another Rosie the Riveter photo shoot this summer.

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