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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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Women Supreme Court Justices Celebrate 30 Years Since Court's First Female

Women Supreme Court Justices Celebrate 30 Years Since Court's First Female | Herstory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The only four women to serve as Supreme Court justices gathered Wednesday night to celebrate Sandra Day O'Connor's pathbreaking arrival on the bench three decades ago.

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James Tiptree, Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

James Tiptree, Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon | Herstory | Scoop.it
Alice Bradley Sheldon wrote award winning science fiction under the pen name of James Tiptree, Jr. from 1967 to her death in 1987.
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Women in the World 2012: Hillary Clinton: Women Need to Be Able to Choose

Why do extremists—in every country—want to control women? The Secretary of State said that even the U.S. ought to live its own values because "America needs ...
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Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance | Herstory | Scoop.it
The speculation is a misogynistic assault, the actress writes, and it’s time to change the conversation.
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Political landmark for Nancy Pelosi: She marks 25 years in elected politics this week

Political landmark for Nancy Pelosi: She marks 25 years in elected politics this week | Herstory | Scoop.it

SFGate.com blog

 

It was 25 years ago this week — April 7, 1987 to be exact — that a mother of five named Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi won the first of what would be a very long string of election victories, a critical marker on the road to the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Pelosi’s long march in politics, culminating in her becoming the Speaker of the House, began when she was the victor in that 1987 bare knuckles special election battle to be the Democratic nominee in what was then California’s Fifth Congressional district.

 

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Rachel Maddow: The Fresh Air Interview : NPR

The popular MSNBC host talks about her start in broadcasting, her life and her new book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, in which she argues that America's national defense has become disconnected from public oversight.
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Vintage Black Glamour remembers the great artist...

Vintage Black Glamour remembers the great artist... | Herstory | Scoop.it
Vintage Black Glamour remembers the great artist and activist Elizabeth Catlett, who died at her home in Mexico on April 2, 2012. She is pictured here circa 1949 in a photo by Mariana Yampolsky.
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Born April 2: Camille Paglia - Band of Thebes

Born April 2: Camille Paglia - Band of Thebes | Herstory | Scoop.it
Hallelujah! After her recent headline-grabbing remarks about Elizabeth Taylor (superior to "painfully scrawny" Gwyneth, Annette, & Julianne) and Lady Gaga (inferior to Madonna, Bowie, Cher, & Theda Bara), this fall finally sees a new book from...
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Watch now: Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel | American Masters | PBS Video

Premieres nationally Monday, April 2 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings) (Watch a trailer for "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel," which will premiere tonight at 9 p.m.
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Rachel Maddow: 2010 Smith College Commencement Speaker (Video)

Rachel Maddow: 2010 Smith College Commencement Speaker (Video) | Herstory | Scoop.it
Rachel Maddow, a political commentator who rose to national prominence after launching her career on local radio, was the speaker at Smith College's 132nd commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, 2010.
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Gallery: Women in Science

Gallery: Women in Science | Herstory | Scoop.it

by JAMIE FREVELE, 

The Mary Sue

 

Not that we’re going to suddenly stop celebrating great women in history, especially those who have made an impact in STEM fields, but what better way to close out Women’s History Month than with a gallery of women in science? After the jump, one such gallery, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, of women who have made great contributions to several fields of science!  [MORE]


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‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Documentary Makes Its World Premiere During Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Documentary Makes Its World Premiere During Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender | Herstory | Scoop.it
Shooting to fame in the 1950s with her fetish modeling and racy pinup photos, Bettie Pagecontinues to enchant and inspire multiple generations of women (who continue to emulate her jet black hair, ...

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Adrienne Rich, feminist poet and essayist, dead at 82; Rich influenced a generation of women writers

Adrienne Rich, feminist poet and essayist, dead at 82; Rich influenced a generation of women writers | Herstory | Scoop.it
Rich, a fiercely gifted, award-winning poet whose socially conscious verse influenced a generation of feminist, gay rights and anti-war activists, has died.

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Erica Jong Defends Feminist Revolution

Erica Jong Defends Feminist Revolution | Herstory | Scoop.it
Why has feminism become a dirty word? Erica Jong says the next generation of women just don’t get it.

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If a surpressed woman demands to have her own identity, opinion, sexual orientation and freedom, she has my support. Only under one condition: I am not going to defend those humanrights under a fake name, but under the name, my parents gave me at birth. Because I stand for what I believe in. Sisters of feminism, you go! We are the 50% of Planet Earth!!
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Women's History Month (Library of Congress) 2012

Women's History Month (Library of Congress) 2012 | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

 

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This Election Is A 'Turning Point'

This Election Is A 'Turning Point' | Herstory | Scoop.it

by ANDREA STONEA, huffingtonpost.com

 

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has released a new video featuring Gloria Steinem, in which the feminist icon argues that this election is a "turning point" and that women should grant Obama a second term if they want to see their rights protected.

 

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If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics)

If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics) | Herstory | Scoop.it

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and advocate for planned parenting & birth control before women even had the right to vote, is often misquoted or quoted out of context. And one thing is generally missing from any conversation about Sanger and her times: The subject of eugenics itself.

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Did Margaret Sanger Sell Dainty Maid Outfits?

Did Margaret Sanger Sell Dainty Maid Outfits? | Herstory | Scoop.it

This paper, published between 1900 and 1930, was part of Sanger’s collection, but it's far more complicated than it seems!

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Sexual Health Pioneer Margaret Sanger Biography "Writing The Messy Life Of A Sexual Health Pioneer"

Writing The Messy Life Of A Sexual Health PioneerNPRHer work around sexual health made her one of the most celebrated and vilified figures in women's history.

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The Quietus | News | Annie Lennox Discusses Feminism & HIV

The Quietus | News | Annie Lennox Discusses Feminism & HIV | Herstory | Scoop.it
David Peschek spends ten minutes with Annie Lennox and discusses HIV, Africa, International Women's Day, celebrity culture and why an Evening Standard columnist...
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Anaïs Nin, Diary Writing and Women's History Month - Huffington Post

Anaïs Nin, Diary Writing and Women's History Month - Huffington Post | Herstory | Scoop.it

My mother, an avid reader, read Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. She believed in some of the tenets of feminism, but not all of them.

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Lessons From the First Lady of Fashion

Lessons From the First Lady of Fashion | Herstory | Scoop.it
The First Lady of fashion, Jackie Kennedy, proved that achieving genuine style involves mixing not only fake and fine, but any and every metal and medium.
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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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A Marketing Mix
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/
For Art's Sake-1
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.
Kitsch
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 Tomorrow
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.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.