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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post)

Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post) | Herstory | Scoop.it
"...it’s been kind of hard to find something I have in common with you. Then, it came to me. I bet you wear a bra."
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Padding Your Bra With Emotions

Padding Your Bra With Emotions | Herstory | Scoop.it

Can't find enough reasons to hate your bra? You will soon: Microsoft is working on a smart bra to measure your mood:


The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels.


The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating.

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Insulting & sexist

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:29 PM

I'm sooooo not into this technology.

Laura Brown's comment, January 4, 8:08 PM
This is right up there with men who think women should be taking pills to "improve" their sex drive. Maybe the bra can come with little coloured flags that pop up in the middle of the cleavage? How has the human race managed to continue to reproduce up until now?
Laura Brown's comment, January 4, 8:09 PM
PS - Yes I always over eat when my boobs are stressed out.
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A Slip of a Girl: The Exclusive Interview With Curvy Couture's Dora Lau

A Slip of a Girl: The Exclusive Interview With Curvy Couture's Dora Lau | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Bras must give her physical and emotional comfort to fit her life. For as we are seeing in these fittings, full-figured women have special concerns about bras fitting their lives. Just a few weeks ago, in bra fittings in New Orleans for example, we learned more about why full-figured or BBW women search high and low for bras that really fit. A beautician doesn't want to fall out of her bra while working at the sink, washing hair. A woman working on Wall Street told us how she needs a bra to "contain her" to avoid problems with male co-workers.

 

...This is what I mean about bras fitting lives. The comfort is more than physical, but emotional as well.

 

But the physical support of a bra cannot be overlooked.

 

So many women -- women I've met and seen -- have bras which show physical strain and pain! There are red marks beneath the bust from where the bra has been cutting into them. Indentations and red marks from bra straps. Backs and shoulders are hurting; headaches too. This is not necessary!

 

A properly fitting bra supports a woman, smooths the back so there is no flesh over the bra back or "wings" over straps. There are no marks left. And it will not hurt. Yes, with a larger bosom there are extra challenges to engineer bras to carry so much weight. But at Curvy Couture we love challenges!"


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I Have Big Boobs & I Cannot Lie (Or, A Really Huge Big-Busted Ranty Of Fashion, Economic, & Cultural Proportions)

I Have Big Boobs & I Cannot Lie (Or, A Really Huge Big-Busted Ranty Of Fashion, Economic, & Cultural Proportions) | Herstory | Scoop.it

A reponse to my rant about finding bras.

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Muslim Woman's Bra Photo Sparks Controversy

Muslim Woman's Bra Photo Sparks Controversy | Herstory | Scoop.it

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - An art student who wears Muslim headdress is defending her right to freedom of expression after a photo she snapped was removed from public display at a British Columbia university. The large black and white print depicts a woman in full Islamic scarf and cloak holding a flower-embossed bra while folding laundry. Sooraya Graham produced the image and presented it earlier this year for a class assignment as part of her fine arts degree at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Not long after it had been hung in the school hallway, she overheard a woman who also wears a head scarf saying she had peeled the artwork off the wall.

That decision inadvertently put the photograph into greater public view, and has now generated debate about cultural misconceptions, community representation and censorship. "I have a lot to express," Graham said in an interview Thursday, explaining she wanted to remind people that Muslim women wear undergarments too.


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Busted! As Good As “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

Busted! As Good As “Our Bodies, Ourselves” | Herstory | Scoop.it
Continuing my talk with Ali Cudby, author of Busted! The FabFoundations Guide To Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic. (Enter to win a signed copy of the book here!)...
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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