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Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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The Gender-Bending History of the High Heel - Slate Magazine (blog)

The Gender-Bending History of the High Heel - Slate Magazine (blog) | Cultural History | Scoop.it
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The Gender-Bending History of the High Heel
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Heels—deemed the epitome of female irrationality and superficiality—went out of fashion for a very, very long time.

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All Men Would Be Tyrants If They Could

All Men Would Be Tyrants If They Could | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Braintree, Massachusetts, March 31 Abigail Adams to John Adams I wish you would ever write me a letter half as long as I write you, and tell me, if you may, where your fleet has gone, what sort of
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Gender, Race, and Rape During the Civil War

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Slavery, the value of chastity, and laws that favored men all made it difficult for women to find justice during the chaos of war.

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When Cowboys Wore Pink

When Cowboys Wore Pink | Cultural History | Scoop.it

To modern eyes, this is surprising. “Pink is a girls’ color,” we think. This association has become so firmly entrenched in our cultural imagination that people are flabbergasted to learn that until the 1950s, pink was often considered a strong color and, therefore, was associated with boys.

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See also, When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? at the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html

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Pyramid-Age Love Revealed in Vivid Color in Egyptian Tomb

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She was a priestess named Meretites, and he a singer named Kahai, who performed at the pharaoh's palace. They lived in an age when pyramids were being built in Egypt, and their love is reflected in a highly unusual scene in their tomb.
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Such a display of affection was extraordinary for Egypt during this time -- and the work of art, along with other finding in the tomb, suggest that women in Egypt's Pyramid Age enjoyed a greater level of equality than previously thought.

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Such a display of affection was extraordinary for Egypt during this time -- and the work of art, along with other finding in the tomb, suggest that women in Egypt's Pyramid Age enjoyed a greater level of equality than previously thought.

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Men, Women, and Inequality in the Neolithic

Men, Women, and Inequality in the Neolithic | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Does the rich dude get the hot chick -- even in prehistory?

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This scoop explores the who the  greater gender was in Neolithic times.

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