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Friday is for newsletters

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

This week: jobs at the Art Institute, no-makeup, Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Recollectors, and more.Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

 

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Friday is for Newsletters

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

This week: HIV in the deep south, Chipotle, A-Z dance moves, Melissa Harris-Perry and more.

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Friday is or Newsletters

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

This week: everything you wanted to know about tipping, Geena Rocero’s TED talk, a job at the Atlantic, Hater’s Ball, and more.Screenshot_2_12_14_1_22_PM-2

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Friday is for Newsletters

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

This week: Kiese Laymon, “lonely” houses, the true story of Kitty Genovese, Anita, and work for Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.

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Friday is for Newsletters

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

This week: Chimamanda + Zadie, internship at GirlForward, the BeyHive, Nate Silver vs. Emily Bell, etc.

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Friday is for Newsletters

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

This week: Lorde covers, Elisabeth Moss, Anita Hill, barista culture, literacy orgs, and a ramen battle.

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Straw Poll? Rosie on the Regular

I’m kicking around the idea of a weekly Rosie Says newsletter to share links to essays, blog posts, events, videos, etc that, for whatever reason, I didn’t discuss in depth on this blog. Picture the Ann Friedman Weekly, if you are lucky enough to get that every Friday, but with a Rosie/Chicago twist.

So the question is, would any of you guys be up for this? Here’s a link to sign up for a little mini-pilot. If people like it, we’ll keep doing it, if not, eh, this is certainly not my worst idea (have I told you about my plans to make puzzles that, when you dump them out, all land with the right side facing up?)

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Announcements: On the radio + We have a Winner!

vocaloHousekeeping! Tomorrow I’ll be on the radio here in Chicago, though of course you can listen online. The details:

What: Feminist Wednesdays on Morning AMp on Vocalo

When: 9am to 10am central

Where: Listen at vocalo.org or 90.7 if you live in Chicago

Want to participate? Tweet at @TheMorningAMp to ask a question or throw in a comment.

Also, we have a winner! Shani B. won the giveaway! Shani’s got until end of day Wednesday to reply (I sent you an FB message, too, Shani!) If not, we’ll pick another random winner!

Thanks all for your kind words and fun tweets. I learned that a lot of you have interesting favorite colors.

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Win Something Pretty?

Dear readers/friends/random strangers who searched one of these terms to get here, “giant muscle dominates skinny bitch,” “Patrick Wilson doesn’t know his dad,” or “8 pm,”

I’m so glad you found me. Please stay, explore, make yourself comfortable. I’m about to cross a big threshold on subscribers to this blog, so I want to thank you for being here with me. To show you I mean it, I’m doing a little giveaway.

My friends Lindi and Helen at Clover + Lace are very talented, crafty ladies who I like a lot. I think. We’ve never actually met, but the internet is a beautiful place, and I trust that they are as lovely in real life as they are on the web. They make beautiful things, like pendants, cupcake sculptures, and greeting cards.

Just for being here, you can have one of those things! All you have to do is tweet at me or post on the Rosie Says Facebook page. In other words, just tell me you’re around and you’ll be entered to win. If you want to say something nice, or link to a post you like,  or tell me what you want me to write about, or announce your favorite color, or complain about my grammer, you’re more than welcome, but all you have to do is say “hi!” On Tuesday morning, I’ll randomly pick a winner who can have anything their heart desires (under $20) off of Lindi and Helen’s Etsy page. FREE STUFF. Who doesn’t like free stuff?

Writing this blog and graphing crazy things and ranting about misogyny and telling you everything I think about is usually my favorite part of the day, so thanks for sticking around.

Emily

P.S. Here are some of the things you could win:

A print about crafting

A print about crafting

Cards with pretty ladies on them!

Cards with pretty ladies on them!

Fun jewelry!

Fun jewelry!

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So I´m on vacation…but…

So I´m on vacation. I should not be blogging. I should be out seeing and doing and drinking and eating. Except, I did all of those things for a while today and now I´m pooped. Quizas una siesta pequena y despues mas aventuras.

I love traveling alone for a number of reasons to be explained at some other time, but one of the challenges is that all of my brilliant observations go unnoticed. If a thought is had in the forest but no one is there to hear it, was it really as insightful as I thought it was? Por ejemplo, I just finished Mark Adams´travelogue Turn Right at Machu Picchu about his own trek through Inca country, the history of the empire (which reached 10 million people at its height) and the ´discoverer´ of Machu Picchu, Hiram Bingham.

Do you know what I underlined throughout the book? The ladies. Oh my God, the ladies. You are all rolling your eyes right now, like….duh, Emily is all about the womens, but seriously you guys, it was like half a book was missing. It´s not Adams´ fault, history is written by the winners as we all know, and winning, in all of its measurable forms (think elected seats, published articles, coronations, etc) has been traditionally male. But there were at least half a dozen times throughout the book where a woman was mentioned in passing, and I was like, Wait, Mark, don´t stop now, what´s her story?? Por ejemplo,

  • Annie S. Peck – She was a mountaineer in the early 1900s who was ostenisbly racing Hiram Bingham to the top of record breaking South American peaks. This is 1912 we´re talking about here.  She also got a masters from University of Michigan in Greek in 1881. She became known not for scaling Matterhorn, but because she wore pants while doing it. When she got to the top of Mt. Coropuna, she planted a flag that said ¨Women´s Vote.¨ How have I never heard of this chick?

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    Annie Peck

  • Cura Occlo – She was the wife (and sister) of Manco Inca. She was captured by Gonzalo Pizarro (allegedly the nastiest of the conquistadores). When Manco rebelled against the Spanish (he was the puppet kin), he steals Cura back and they escape into the jungle from whence they battled the Spanish for years. All does not end well for Cura, however, she was captured again in 1539, raped and tortured, and finally executed in a public square before her body was sent to Manco via basket down the river (or so says the legend).
  • Dona Angelina Yupanqui - She was the child pride of Atahualpa, the Inca king killed by the Spanish after the most famous failed ransom attempt of all time. She became the mistress of Pizarro (by choice? doubtful, who knows…) and bore him two sons. When he was killed, she married Juan de Batanzos, who wrote the early classic Narrative of the Incas.
  • Alfreda Bingham – Hiram´s wife´s fortune bankrolled most of his adventures. From Hiram´s letters to her, it was clear that he confided in her about his exploratory insecurities. After raising seven sons while he was off adventuring (wonder how she felt about that…), they divorced in 1937. She eventually remarried a composer.

I want a biography apiece on each of these ladies. Pronto! Seriously though, they each get a few footnoted mentions in the biographies of their male contemporaries, but there are clearly volumes that could be written on each of them.

Off to the Inca Trail tomorrow. Stay safe and wish me luck!

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