A new sub-cultural group that's been noticed over the past few years, rosies are said to be named after Rosie the Riveter
, the archetypal working woman. All are female, usually between the ages of 15 and 25. Rosies bear some similarities to punks and skinheads, and a rosie or two is not an uncommon sight at a local band's show. There, theyy can be seen dancing, drinking, smoking cigarettes and listening to punk, ska, reggae, rockabilly and hardcore music. They often hold minimum-wage, working-class jobs like factory, secretarial or retail work, so they can sometimes be spotted in an odd mix of work clothes and regular clothes. Rosie fashion staples include Dr. Martens
boots (which they treasure and shine ritualistically), drainpipe jeans and bandanas worn either the usual way, or in true Riveter form. Their makeup his 1950's heavy- think Amy Winehouse eyeliner and lipstick!- and their hair is short and manageable. They love their jean/army jackets, and cover them with pins and patches of their favourite local bands (a habit borrowed from the punx!). Rosies are hardworking by day, funloving by night and always fiercly independant women.
Rosie 1: Wanna go see (insert band) after work today?
Rosie 2: Fuck yes, I'll be there!
(they start skanking
Rosie 1: Oh shit, I scuffed my boot, better shine them up...