About Me: My name is not Rosie. It’s Emily. I’m a New Englander by birth, a Chicagoan by choice. I work at a tech start-up. I love to read and write and talk to strangers. I overshare like nobody’s business. I don’t mind getting lost. Libraries make me smile. I have been many places in the world and can think of nowhere I’d rather live then where I live right now.
About Rosie Says: When choosing my nom du blog, I struggled to pick something that reflected the big buckets of things I like to think about: Gender, sex, politics, media, Hollywood, pornography, prostitution, books, television, celebrity, body image, beauty, feminism, food… it’s a long list. It can be roughly grouped into Media, Sex/Gender, and Politics. I was a history major in college, and the famous Rosie the Riveter image is the perfect symbol for the intersection of these buckets. Check out the post about my banner. Nobody ever said propaganda couldn’t be inspiring!
Other Places You Can Find Me: I’m a weekly contributor at Role/Reboot, a site about modern gender roles, where I write about online dating, period sex, gifts from exes, street harassment and more. Check out my author page for a full list of my R/R pieces.
A number of my essays, including a flow-chart for choosing whether to put out on the first date, have been published on The Frisky. See the author page for a full list.
My writing has been featured on Jezebel, the Huffington Post, XOJane, Persephone Magazine, The Good Men Project, Women’s Adventure Magazine, AlterNet, Smart Girls Stupid Things, Beauty Schooled, and Early to Bed.
- A Letter to the Guy Who Harassed Me Outside the Bar
- Lust is Not the Problem
- Why the Number of People You’ve Slept With Doesn’t Matter to Me
- Are There Good Guys in Porn? An Interview with James Deen
- The Helen Mirren Hypothesis
- Road Map to Your Reproductive Future
- How to Ace an Interview
- What’s In a Name?
- That There Is Some Magical Shit
- Talking to Your Daughter About Beauty
- You Can Get Laid Without Being a Jerk