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Is Women’s History Passé? Only if Women are

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In an online discussion group recently, I was told that women did not play “significant” roles in the past. That’s a pretty sweeping statement. It’s also a fairly reductive one. Part of the problem is that the women of previous centuries are often invisible beside their menfolk; the further you go back, the less their voices can be heard.


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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

For today, we don't even have the right to enjoy our homes, our private spaces, without fearing violence, rape, or worse. And when we dare to point that out, we are not merely dismissed, we are punished.

So many of us are still having to say, "That's life."


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 24, 2013 2:50 AM

The history of domestic violence repeating itself.

 

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Legendary dancer Juanita Boisseau who starred at Harlem's notorious Cotton Club has died at the age of 100

Legendary dancer Juanita Boisseau who starred at Harlem's notorious Cotton Club has died at the age of 100 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

One of the original dancers at a world famous jazz club in which some of the biggest names in music have performed has died.


[Peace be with you, my sister. jkl]


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Mad Women

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by LYNN PERIL, Ms. Magazine Blog

 

"...By 1964, the year in which the last season of Mad Men took place, women had been involved in American advertising for generations. Mathilde C. Weil opened the M.C. Weil Agency in 1880. Helen Lansdowne was an experienced copywriter when Stanley Resor of the J. Walter Thompson agency hired her in 1907. She took over the Woodbury Facial Soap account in 1910 and conceived the campaign “A Skin You Love to Touch,” featuring illustrations of men chastely touching women that are widely considered to be the first use of sex appeal in advertising. Eight years after the campaign was launched, sales had increased 1000 percent. By that time, Helen Lansdowne had married Stanley Resor, and was in charge of JWT’s all-female Women’s Editorial Department. Ms. Resor and her team were wildly successful: In 1918, they were responsible for over half of JWT’s billings..." 


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Women's Writing: Some Issues, Old and New

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Throughout history, women have written. But it has only been at the far end of the twentieth century, the tiniest sliver of a second on the great clock of time, that their writing has been seen to be in any way equivalent to that of men...

 

...But still, women wrote. They wrote because writing was compatible with confinement in domesticity. What they wrote, however, was inevitably marked by the differences imposed upon them. They wrote out of a completely different relationship to power than men enjoyed. They wrote out of exclusion from the places in society where decisions were taken. They wrote out of a narrower view of the world and the things people could do in it.


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The Women's Movement's Next 50 Years

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I always knew this was the longest revolution, one that would take a century or more to unfold. It's upended most of our lives, and significantly improved so many of them. Nothing will ever be the same. Yet there's still such a long way to go. I doubt I'll see full gender equality in my lifetime.

 

By Ruth Rosen, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California at Davis and a Scholar in Residence at U.C. Berkeley. She is the author, most recently, of The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America.


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Feminst Buttons

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's comment, April 20, 2012 11:23 AM
Lovely. Thanks.
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The GOP's Witch Hunt

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by ANNE LLEWELLYN BARSTOW, RH Reality Check

 

"Having a female body was the factor most likely to render one vulnerable to being called a witch...the truth about the majority of persons accused of [witchcraft]: old, unattractive, disliked, and FEMALE"

— Witchcraze: A New History of European Witch Hunts by Anne Llewellyn Barstow

 

The past few months the GOP has waged a war on women that places them firmly in bed with religious lobbyists, treating women like they are subhuman all in the name of patriarchal religion.  Bah humbug. 


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