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Wednesday Notes – December 15, 2010 | Operation Beautiful.

Congrats Caitlin! and everyone around the world who participate! I’ve been participating for several months now. I keep post-it notes and a sharpie in my purse wherever I go! I encourage everyone to participate. We can all make a difference. Keep it up ladies! We are all beautiful, don’t ever forget it!

The $10,000 prize money will go directly to creating a scholarship fund for Girls on the Run.

http://girlsontherun.org/

http://operationbeautiful.com/

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“Learn to play the drums. The world needs more girl drummers. The world needs your wild, pounding, dreaming heart.” –Natalie Angier, Women: An Intimate Geography

Following in the loud footsteps of the greats such as:

Bernadette Cooper (Klymaxx)
Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz & many others)
Cora Coleman-Dunham (The After Party & Prince)
Gina Schock (The Go-Go’s)
Karen Carpenter (The Richard Carpenter Trio, Spectrum, The Carpenters)
Maureen Moe Tucker (The Velvet Underground)
Meg White (The White Stripes)
Sandy West (The Runaways)
Samantha Maloney (Hole, Motley Crue)
Sheila “E” Escovedo (Prince, Ringo Starr, The Magic Hour)
Terri Lyne Carrington (The Arsenio Hall Show, VIBE & others)

We need more female drummers! Wild girls all over the world pick up a pair of sticks and get to it! Inspired by Ashley McAllister’s new years resolution to learn how to play the drums, I think I will also add this to my list of things I will accomplish in my life! I would go out and buy a drum set tomorrow but I don’t have the money!

Keep rockin’ out sistas!

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Ashley McAllister

Bitch Magazine

 

 

 

BitchTapes: Girls Who Drum | music, mixtapes, female drummers | Bitch Magazine.

Bitchtapes Playlist: Courtesy of Bitch Magazine:

TO PLAY THESE TRACKS —> CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE

1. MNDR – Fade to Black

2. The Shaggs – Philosophy of the World

3. STLS – ABC

4. ShellShag – Save Yourself

5. Afrirampo – Miracle Lucky Girls

6. Telepathe – Envoy

7. Purple Rhinestone Eagle – Sleep, Golden Sleep

8. Vivian Girls – Tell the World

9. I.U.D. – Daddy

10. Talk Normal – Warrior

11. Explode Into Colors – Sharpen the Knife

12. ESG – Dance to the Beat of My Moody

Alright so it’s not exactly tremors coming out of the ground, or flaming serpents, but maybe Hitchcock was onto something…

Today, Arkansas officials were still investigating the deaths of 80,000 to 100,000 fish that washed up dead on their shores. The cause of death is still uncertain, but it was reported that 95% of them were Drum fish; therefore most-likely leading to disease rather than a pollutant.

The mass kill of these fish were found last Thursday. Furthermore, the very next day, thousands of blackbirds fell from the sky about 125 miles away. Results of the pathology and toxicology tests are still being waited on, but current evidence does not suggest pollution contributed to either of the mass kills.

Check out the full story and broadcast:

Up to 100,000 dead fish on Ark. River – U.S. news – Environment – msnbc.com

Inspiration for Iconic Rosie the Riveter Image Dies — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts.

The woman who inspired J. Howard Miller’s “We Can Do It!” poster, Geraldine Doyle, passed on December 26th, 2010 at the age of 86. After four decades, Doyle finally learned that she had become the face of Rosie the Riveter.

Just 17 when the photographer captured her, she had taken a factory job after graduating high school, one of 6 million women who entered the workforce during World War II to plug gaping holes in the industrial labor force.”


“The “original” Rosie the Riveter, who inspired Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb to write the 1942 song of the same name, was Rosalind P. Walter, who came from a wealthy New York family and worked as a riveter building fighter planes on the night shift.”

Although these two women have since passed on, their spirits will live forever and always and continue to be an inspiration to women all over the world.


SafetyGirl.com » Women in Law Enforcement

originally posted by: emilyweingarten of safetygirl.com in the Women in the Work Force category

Great post on the history and future of women involved in law enforcement. Shout out to all the women currently pursuing and/or already serving on municipal and federal levels. Keep it up ladies. Don’t get discouraged or lose hope!