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“Doesn’t this stuff just make women feel like victims?”

This “stuff” he was asking about was articles like the ones I write for Role/Reboot and the ones I read on sites like Jezebel, XOJane, Salon, Slate, and The Hairpin. This “stuff” calls attention to discrimination and prejudice, to misogyny and hypocrisy.

If women feel like victims after reading “this stuff,” it’s not the article to blame, it’s the need for such an article in the first place. I don’t feel victimized by articles about street harassment; I feel victimized by actual street harassment. The article is the spotlight on the problem, not the problem.

You have three choices: You can pretend it’s all in my head (see: gaslighting), you can pretend what I document is true but not a problem (what even…), or you agree that what I document is true and a problem. We can disagree about how to solve it, but if you can’t even open your eyes to it in the first place, we’re never going to get very far.

More on this idea of “victim-creation” and whiny feminism at Role/Reboot this week:

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Femimosas Podcast + Newsletter!

Screenshot_8_18_14_2_09_PMLast week I was a guest on the podcast Femimosas (Get it? Feminism + Mimosas = YUM). While drinking copiously, Alicia Swiz, Mikey Mankar and I discussed dating dealbreaker lists, Ray Rice, violence against women prevention, “Nice Guys,” friendzoning, and basically everything else ever.

Oh yeah, there was also a new Rosie Says What newsletter! It contained, among other things, Random Family turns 10, Michele Roberts is the new NBA Players Union head, what it’s like to close a Starbucks at 11pm and open again at 4am.

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Fridays are for TWO Newsletters

Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

Last week: Roxane Gay + cherries, fashion + politics, standardized test cheating.

This week: OkCupid trends, Nicki Minaj’s butt, Fire Jam yoga, face transplants.Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Fridays are for (TWO) newsletters

Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

Last week: mansplaining, Samantha Irby, old book smell, two couples one mortgage

This week: Used book sales everywhere! IDGAF feminism, bell hooks on Lil Kim, NYC taxi maps, etc.Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Mondays After Holidays Are for Newsletters

Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

This week: Feminism in World of Warcraft, the youngest female self-made billionaire, 20 Feet to Stardom in the park, etc. Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Fridays are for Newsletters

Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

This week: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ bibliography, armpit hair, Jonathan Lethem @ City Lit, Sam Smith’s Whitney cover, etc. Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Fridays are for Newsletters

Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

This week: The world cup of everything but soccer, BIC handwriting, Open Books half off sale, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sally RideScreenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Fridays were for newsletters

Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

This week: World Cup in WWII, Renegade Mini Market, Feminist phone interventions, Uzo Aduba auditioning for all OINTB roles, etc.Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Fridays are for Newsletters

Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

This week: Tech Week Chicago fucks everything up, “No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians,” OINTB is back, Ulysses 101… good stuff!Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Vacations are for newsletters

Y’all…. I have been gone a long time. It was only two weeks, but it feels like months of blissful separation from all (well… most) things digital, including this blog. I’ll be back up and running shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a newsletter with lots to read:

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Every Friday, get the Rosie Says What? weekly newsletter with things to read, events, stuff I like, job postings, etc.

This week: Ta-Nehisi Coates on reparations, Patricia Lockwood and modern poetry, West Wing oral histories, Printer’s Row Litfest, and more.

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