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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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How Sexism and Implicit Bias Hurt Girls and Women's Health

How Sexism and Implicit Bias Hurt Girls and Women's Health | Herstory | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the effects of sexism and implicit gender bias are difficult to show. However, in the case of women's health care, there's very little ambiguity. Women should be aware of what these problems look like, so that they can identify doctors who similarly understand them and can fairly diagnose and treat them.

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This is absolutely true and sadly most (even women) don't realize they are operating under these biases,
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Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center | Herstory | Scoop.it
In reality, however, they’re often the opposite: disseminating misinformation and, in the process, robbing women of their autonomy. And the best worst part of the situation is the fact that plenty of crisis pregnancy centers, in spite of their duplicity, are actually licensed community clinics, which gives them an added air of respectability.

So, in the interest of trying to understand what actually goes on in these inexplicably legal establishments, I decided to go undercover as a preggers patsy.

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“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder

“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder | Herstory | Scoop.it
Scientific research ties talc powder to ovarian cancer. Now Johnson & Johnson is facing a slew of lawsuits
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Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason

Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason | Herstory | Scoop.it

When a girl becomes a woman, she is initiated into a bizarre and mysterious annual ritual. She takes off her clothes, sticks her arms through a backless medical gown, reclines on an examination table, and spreads her legs.


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Breast “Below Normal Functionation” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

Breast “Below Normal Functionation” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog | Herstory | Scoop.it
Breast "Below Normal Functionation": “Illustrating an application of high frequency current to the breast of a nursing mother…” Why, yes, Dr. Monell, I believe I would like to subscribe to your kinky newsletter! This ima

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Consumption of sweet foods and mammographic breast density: a cross-sectional study

Consumption of sweet foods and mammographic breast density: a cross-sectional study | Herstory | Scoop.it

Higher consumption of sweet foods among postmenopausal women and higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among premenopausal women are associated with mammographic density, a strong breast cancer risk factor.

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Christian Doctor On Why He Performs Abortions: ‘I Came To A Deeper Understanding Of My Spirituality’

Christian Doctor On Why He Performs Abortions: ‘I Came To A Deeper Understanding Of My Spirituality’ | Herstory | Scoop.it
Dr. Willie Parker didn't perform abortions for the first 12 years of his practice. But then he changed his mind because of his faith.
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Menstrual Hygiene Day Links Periods and Human Rights | Womens eNews

Menstrual Hygiene Day Links Periods and Human Rights | Womens eNews | Herstory | Scoop.it
Handling periods (or 'menstrual hygiene management' as experts call it) isn't the first thing one might associate with human rights. Yet the link between realization of rights for women and girls and menstrual hygiene management could not be clearer.
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May is National Nurses Month

May is National Nurses Month | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ May is National Nurses Month in the U.S., and with all due respect to astronauts, teachers, firefighters and the rest, it’s right and fitting that we single out this ancient...
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Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too | Herstory | Scoop.it
While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.
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Ilyse Hogue on The Daily Show: Reproductive Health Care Hypocrisy

Ilyse Hogue on The Daily Show: Reproductive Health Care Hypocrisy | Herstory | Scoop.it
We see hypocrisy around on reproductive health care every day, but this The Daily Show segment with Ilyse Hogue reveals a new twist on a double standard that you've probably never heard of before.
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The Daily Show's Samantha Bee covering, with much more humor, what I wrote months ago.

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The Daily Show's Samantha Bee covering, with much more humor, what I wrote months ago.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 13, 2014 3:21 PM

The Daily Show's Samantha Bee covering, with much more humor, what I wrote months ago.

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24 Pieces From 2013 That Every Woman (And Man) Should Read

24 Pieces From 2013 That Every Woman (And Man) Should Read | Herstory | Scoop.it
Thought-provoking, hilarious, heart-wrenching writing by women was everywhere this year -- despite some suggestions to the contrary.
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Men should read these as well.

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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, 2014 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?
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PS - Yes I always over eat when my boobs are stressed out.
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Susan Cox Is No Longer Here

Susan Cox Is No Longer Here | Herstory | Scoop.it

She was 52, homeless, and cancer-stricken. A group of devoted strangers vowed that she would not die alone. And then something miraculous happened. One woman's beautiful, strange, and troubling final days.

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The AIDS Granny In Exile

The AIDS Granny In Exile | Herstory | Scoop.it

In the ’90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed an AIDS epidemic in rural China and the ensuing government cover-up. Forced to leave, she’s now 85 and living alone in New York.

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This is heartbreaking: Both mother and son say the same thing today: Gao is a good doctor, but “maybe not the best mother.”


We don't typically have such sentiments for fathers who dare to do good things for the world.

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This is heartbreaking: Both mother and son say the same thing today: Gao is a good doctor, but “maybe not the best mother.”


We don't typically have such sentiments for fathers who dare to do good things for the world.

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This is heartbreaking: Both mother and son say the same thing today: Gao is a good doctor, but “maybe not the best mother.”


We don't typically have such sentiments for fathers who dare to do good things for the world.

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Illegal Abortions Lead to Women’s Health Crisis in Haiti

Illegal Abortions Lead to Women’s Health Crisis in Haiti | Herstory | Scoop.it

After three days of vomiting, heavy bleeding and agonizing pain, she stumbled into a maternity hospital. Doctors rushed her into surgery where they stopped the bleeding, and repaired her perforated uterus, botched in the first abortion attempt...


Abortion is illegal in Haiti but women and girls are losing their uteruses and their lives as they turn to clandestine, increasingly deadly ways to terminate their pregnancies. These unsafe abortions are leading to a public health crisis in a region with one of the world’s highest rates of unintended pregnancies, experts say.

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Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

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Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

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Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

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Grassroots 1960s Push Reformed Women's Health Care

Grassroots 1960s Push Reformed Women's Health Care | Herstory | Scoop.it

The women's health movement of the 1960s and 1970s transformed the doctor-patient relationship and yielded the novel concept that women can take control of their own health, says Laurie Edwards in this excerpt from "In the Kingdom of the Sick."...


For women, this change started with the radical notion that they had a right to know about their own bodies, had a right to control their own health care and belonged in medical schools where they could fully participate in the very health care decisions that have such significance in their lives. The grassroots women's health activism that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s was fostered by an equally diverse group of advocates, among them middle-class white women, middle- and working-class African Americans, lesbians and heterosexuals.

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Remember that scene in Mad Men, where Betty's doctor calls Don & talks to him about Betty as if she were the child? This is how we got away from that.


"Feminism challenged social practices in the doctor's office and recast relationships between compliant patient and infallible physician as part of the larger process to keep women down."


But we must also look at this history and see how we are moving backwards in America;  this is also a dire warning about where we are headed.


"The landmark court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973 by finding that preventing a woman's right to end her pregnancy violated her due process, was a pivotal piece of legislation in terms of reproductive rights, women's health and women's ability to make decisions regarding their bodies. "

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:16 PM

Remember that scene in Mad Men, where Betty's doctor calls Don & talks to him about Betty as if she were the child? This is how we got away from that.


"Feminism challenged social practices in the doctor's office and recast relationships between compliant patient and infallible physician as part of the larger process to keep women down."


But we must also look at this history and see how we are moving backwards in America;  this is also a dire warning about where we are headed.


"The landmark court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973 by finding that preventing a woman's right to end her pregnancy violated her due process, was a pivotal piece of legislation in terms of reproductive rights, women's health and women's ability to make decisions regarding their bodies. "

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Totally Full Of Shit

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Totally Full Of Shit | Herstory | Scoop.it

Fed up with the news that your tax dollars are being diverted from legitimate women's health programs and into bullshit "crisis pregnancy centers?" Well, you're not alone!

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Life, Interrupted: Crazy, Unsexy Cancer Tips

Life, Interrupted: Crazy, Unsexy Cancer Tips | Herstory | Scoop.it
Every few weeks I host a “girls’ night” at my apartment in Lower Manhattan with a group of friends who are at various stages in their cancer treatments.
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Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans

Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans | Herstory | Scoop.it

In May of this year, I talked to Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women With A Vision in New Orleans about her approach to organizing. WWAV scored a significant grassroots legal and political victory in the last year with the NO Justice campaign, which removed hundreds of cis and trans women from Louisiana’s registered felony sexual offender rolls. Deon is a longtime activist in the city of New Orleans, with a history of organizing low-income women of color around reproductive justice, harm reduction, and human rights.

 

...We are not all in the same boat. And if we keep playing like we are, we’re not really going to make the kind of change we’d like to see. Because the women I work with are never going to be able to jump into the sex workers’ rights movement. They don’t feel like that movement is for them.


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What's Wrong with This Picture? Why Maria Kang Can't Tell People What to Do. - BlogHer (blog)

What's Wrong with This Picture? Why Maria Kang Can't Tell People What to Do. - BlogHer (blog) | Herstory | Scoop.it

How can you tell women that if they just put down the pound cake and took up your prayer and exercise regime they would look like that, when you don't even look like that? I am...disappoint. And none of this is to say her photo here isn't gorgeous. The only one saying that is her, when she thanks her fans for being "understanding and supportive" of her stomach skin. She is a damn knockout, as she is. I'm sorry she doesn't see it that way.



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Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally

Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally | Herstory | Scoop.it

I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children. I trust that they are decent enough and wise enough and worthy enough to carry the right of Abortion and not be forced to criminally exercise that Right at the risk of death or jail time.

There was no mistake us making Abortion legal and available on demand. That was what we call progress. Just like it was no mistake that we abolished institutional racism in this country around the same time. The easy thing to do is lay low, but then are we who we say we are? Do we actually stand for anything, if what we do stand for is under attack and we say nothing? There is nothing to be ashamed of here except to allow a radical and recessive group of people to bully and intimidate our mothers and sisters and daughters for exercising their right of choice. Or use terrorism and fanaticism to block their legal rights or take the lives of their caregivers. Or design legislation that would chip away at those rights disguised as reinforcing a woman’s health.

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More men and women need to take a stand like this.

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As Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Hits Its One-Year Anniversary, It’s Helping 27 Million Women

As Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Hits Its One-Year Anniversary, It’s Helping 27 Million Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

One year ago, one of Obamacare’s most popular provisions took effect — the rule requiring insurers to cover women’s preventative health services, like birth control and Pap smears, at no additional charge. Through this provision, Obamacare has helped prevent women from continuing to pay disproportionately more for their health care than men do, since women are no longer charged a co-pay for the wide range of preventative services they need.

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HelloFlo offers tampon subscriptions and educational materials aimed at teens

HelloFlo offers tampon subscriptions and educational materials aimed at teens | Herstory | Scoop.it
Most women need one product every single month. A startup is trying to convert that need into a subscription-based offering for tampons.
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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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Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
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Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
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Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
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Links to (many of) my columns and articles.