A ranty, funny, dead-serious intersectional feminist blog.

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tag cloudMake Me a Sammich is a ranty, sometimes funny, sometimes dead-serious blog largely about my experience being a girl and a woman in the United States of America. Join me as I try to make sense of it all, with a little help from my friends and anyone else who shows up.

This blog contains articles written mostly by me (Rosie) with guest posts from friends now and then. Nearly all can be classified as “opinion” pieces and as such, are intended to communicate ideas and encourage conversation. Topics include feminism, racism, rape culture, trans issues, the games industry (as it relates to feminism), and more. Always feel free to chime in with a comment (here’s my comment policy), share with friends, and reblog with wild abandon. But for those of you who read and don’t comment, I know you’re out there, and this blog is for you, too.

Note: This blog is what they call “open and affirming” in some circles. That means that my feminism includes trans people and even (gasp!) men! If that’s a problem for you, the door is over there.

Welcome to Make Me a Sammich, a place to read and talk about being a woman in the USA (and wherever you’re from!) in the 21st century.

PS: We’re not always going to agree, you and I. Sometimes I’ll write something here that you think is silly or wrong, and that’s ok, because this is my blog. I’m not a journalist except in the sense that I’m journaling my experiences, feelings, and opinions. However, as long as I breathe air I intend to learn, so I welcome polite comments of disagreement and debate. I want this to be a conversation, after all. A cup of tea between friends. Or I have some nice single malt if you prefer. But since this is my house, you don’t get to run around yelling and waving your arms or calling people names. You might break something or scare the cat or just make an ass of yourself and no one wants that. People who do these things will face severe consequences. Severe! Such as I may delete their comments and ban them from the site or if they’re really vile, maybe I’ll do even worse and leave them up for everyone to see. (I probably won’t do that. Again, see the comment policy.)

PPS: For those of you tempted to bring up the fact that some women mistreat men and that policies exist that are unfair to men, rest assured that I am aware. That’s not what this blog is about. There are all kinds of inequities in the world. I know that. But in my country, the United States of America, a lot of rich white men and their corporate sponsors are making decisions about women’s health without involving women in the conversation. Teenage boys think it’s cool to talk about slappin’ bitches and hos. Rape is still a punchline and a sports analogy. That’s the conversation I’m having here, and this is my house. If you want to talk about misandry or the evils of feminism, go start your own blog.


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49 responses

  1. Oh my gosh. I love it ALL. Great work on your blog.

    September 17, 2014 at 7:23 am

  2. I’m glad I stumbled across your blog. Very awesome.

    September 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    • Thank you!

      September 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm

  3. nonlinearwords

    Hello! I really really appreciate your writing, so I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The rules ask that you share seven things about yourself and then pass the nomination on to 15 other blogs. Feel free to check out the details on my post- (http://nonlinearnavigations.wordpress.com/versatile-blogger-award-seven-things-poem/) Thanks for being really awesome and brave and articulate. :) You rock.

    March 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    • Thank you!!

      March 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

  4. Rosie, love your blog. Anytime you want to take a look at this (awful) blog called Chateau Heartiste, and take them on, I’d be most grateful. http://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/756873/ Every time I come across a this kind of thinking in the media I am appalled. It appears to be a fringe group, but growing in popularity. Private message me at reticentmentalproperty@gmail.com if you’d like to discuss more. Carry On!

    January 15, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    • Thanks for the love, RMP! I’ll check out the site. :)

      January 15, 2014 at 6:56 pm

  5. Congratulations!
    I have nominated your blog for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. :)
    More information at: http://kristinarenae.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/
    -Kristina

    November 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    • Thank you so much, Kristina!

      November 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

  6. Its ppl like u that should lead a revolution! Keep kicking ass with ur posts!

    October 17, 2013 at 11:42 am

  7. Hello! I’ve nominated you for a liebster award

    http://simplexvita.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/the-liebster-award/

    September 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

  8. Squeeee,,,,I think i’m gonna likey,,,your blog,,you sound like a no nonsense gurl like me,,,except i’m in Canada!

    August 1, 2013 at 5:52 am

    • Hey! I missed this until now. Welcome!

      September 2, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    • So sorry I missed replying to this when you posted it. July was a weird month. Anyway, thank you very much!

      September 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

  9. love your site. so happy to have found it. just a feminist. with, yes a butt. but no, no buts. :)

    June 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    • Haha! Welcome! And your butt is welcome, too. ;)

      June 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      • We’re both glad. :) Can I just say as a new blogger I am thrilled to discover feminist nirvana? So many great blogs on the topic.

        June 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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  11. LOVE THIS!! Now following :)

    <3, Charlotte

    June 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

  12. Just found your blog. Love it already, Following.

    May 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  13. Can boys play too? I like to quietly resent people, especially women! I do play nice mostly though.

    May 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

  14. tracey28

    Hello! Just wanted to let you know I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Go here http://wolfangel43.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-2/ to read the official rules of acceptance. It’s alright if you can’t but either way I enjoy reading your blog and interesting.

    April 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    • Thank you so much, Tracey! :D

      April 20, 2013 at 6:46 am

      • tracey28

        You are very welcome. I meant to say at the end of that message that I found your blog very interesting.

        April 20, 2013 at 8:57 am

  15. Interesting site, you may be interested in this one http://www.theusmarinesrape.com/MarshmallowHead.html a lot of people have no idea what is going on with women in the military.

    April 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

  16. I admit that I came here with a bit of trepidation. With a title like that, I feared that this blog would be too much for me. That is to say that, no matter how right they tend to be, many feminist blogs I’ve found have been too wrapped up in anger for me to process. I freely admit the great privilege I have in not having to deal with sexism in the same way and having spent my short life in comparatively supportive environments to the cause of gender equality, but whatever the reason I can only handle so much frustration, despite my insistence to read on (I have a friend with a much more serious form of the same issue whose guilty pleasure/pain is reading rad fem blogs, I count myself lucky my case has not progressed that far).

    I haven’t read much of your blog yet, but I just wanted to take the moment to tell you how impressed I’ve been. All the pain and outrage you and so many others feel is palpable, yet in every article I finish feeling neither exhausted nor ashamed, but motivated to find the ways I can change and the details of hate that I let slip by.

    You’re doing a great job. I hope that there are plenty of others, especially others skeptical of feminism, who find this blog.

    P.S. That came out really formal, not quite sure why. Huh…

    April 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    • Thank you so much for this! I love what I do, but it can be exhausting, and stressful, and can sometimes seem like an uphill battle. Messages like this one make it all worthwhile. And you remind me to remember that my goal is to leave people feeling motivated and inspired, not any of those other things. <3

      April 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  17. I just read ‘I am Jane Doe.’ It is very moving, and I’m saddend to learn of your experience. I have a fourteen year old daughter, and I would be enraged if such were to happen to her.
    I wanted to make some points in arguement, but I read your ‘About’ statement.
    This is your house, and I’ll respect the owner.

    March 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

    • Hi Matthew. I don’t mind differing opinions at all, but it is a very personal story and as you’ll see from the comments, it’s one shared by a lot of people. Respect is key. Thank you.

      March 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

  18. Thank you for keeping it “ranty” and forward thinking.
    Much love,
    Lexi

    March 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  19. Another award nomination. Because I adore your blog.

    http://confessionsofalatteliberal.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/got-a-pocketful-of-sunshine-award/

    November 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    • Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how much it means to hear that. <3

      December 2, 2012 at 12:50 am

  20. Hey! I live in Australia but we also face much of the same judgement, unrealistic expectations and the view that because we are women of the first world we should be thanking our lucky stars that we aren’t stoned for adultery.

    How dare they! Lucky for being a western woman? Any westerner is lucky to have been born in such circumstances where they don’t face starvation, war, violence etc. It is insulting that much of Western Society (including women who unwittingly enable this poor treatment), have been socialised to believe that it is okay for freshly 18 year old girls to be seductively plastered accross our televisions in order to promote Urban Outfitters or whatever materialistic bullshit is been thrown into our faces every day. Why are women still objectified in this way and WHY has the feminist struggle turned into some kind of joke? It is so disheartening to see even other women call girls who sleep around “sluts” – why is it the fault of the female if a man were to sexually assault her – all of a sudden it is about what she is wearing and how drunk she was at the time. I say no, men need to learn how to hold themselves appropriately like women have been forced to since the beginning of the industrial age when marriage was introduced to display ownership of a woman and her child to the man who claims her.

    Include all of Western Society in your blog, not just America, I ask, so that we can all join together and fight as a collective – I am 21 years old I want a change in my lifetime because I cannot put up with being denegrated for the fact that I don’t have a penis.

    Love this site, keep it up.

    Scarlett xoxox

    September 19, 2012 at 6:15 am

    • Hey, Scarlett,
      I’m so sorry I neglected to reply to this. I went looking for it and couldn’t remember what page it was on and just found it again.

      I’m so glad you wrote this note. Since I’m doing most of the writing (with some guest blogs) from my own point of view, and because I love the Rockwell Rosie art, it made sense to use the tagline “One being a woman in the US.” But I want to write about/hear about women’s experiences all over the world. And I will happily publish guest blogs from women outside the US who have something to say. (In fact, I have one coming up.)

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Please feel free to let me know what’s going on in your part of the world.

      January 25, 2013 at 1:17 am

  21. Hey, I just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award at: http://unladylikemusings.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/one-lovely-blog-award/. Keep up the good work!

    September 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

    • Thank you very much! :D

      September 15, 2012 at 5:56 am

  22. I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award… see my post called
    It Feels Good

    August 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    • Oh, thank you! I’m honored!

      August 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

  23. I would like to nominate you for One Lovely Blog. I hope you will accept. I really enjoy reading your words. Thank you!

    http://cheekydiva.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/one-lovely-blog-now-that-i-have-given-it-a-complete-overhaul/

    August 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    • Thank you so much! :D

      August 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  24. I wanted to post this bit of humor to show a reversal of roles and maybe demonstrate what it might look like if women treated men the way they treat us in video games (in this case, World of Warcraft). But as two of the four letters in that handy little LGBT acronym, I am still learning to overcome white male privilege.

    July 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    • Oh that was so funny, and a little painful to watch! Have heard almost every single one of those lines.

      July 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    • Thanks for posting this, Kristy! It’s a clever, funny look at the issue, and we can all use a bit more humor when it comes to these topics. I appreciate the share.

      July 28, 2012 at 2:56 am

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