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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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The Women Behind Erotic Fiction

The Women Behind Erotic Fiction | Herstory | Scoop.it
Warning: The captions of this post are excerpts from the featured writers' erotic literature and contain sexually explicit language.  Who are the people behind erotic fiction, those accounts of racy affairs and clandestine romances so often stashed away in secret, read in the privacy of one’s home?
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Quote: “Easy to imagine they would be foxy, leather-clad mistresses, whip in one hand, the other on the keyboard. I knew the reality would be very different. I wanted to see behind their pseudonyms and secret lives,” Woolfall said in a statement.


Why even begin with the nasty stereotype? Do men get that wrap?

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I never even thought of burning my bra until…

I never even thought of burning my bra until… | Herstory | Scoop.it
I never even thought of burning my bra until…
One way to make men feel better about feminism — while selling them booze.
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Smirnoff seems to be recruiting men to a couple of different causes with this old 1970s ad...

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"Guns Don't Kill People; Dad's With Pretty Daughters Kill People"

"Guns Don't Kill People; Dad's With Pretty Daughters Kill People" | Herstory | Scoop.it
Straight out of the creepy files, dads are viewing their daughters as their own property -- property which can be defended like some backward "stand your ground" law. The following exhibits were al...
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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, January 21, 5:01 PM
@Laura Brown I can't agree with you. Wearing shirts about guns & violent threats isn't the answer to rape culture. In fact, this stinks more of rape culture than anything. It's about a man's property; not respect or a woman's value.
Laura Brown's comment, January 21, 6:23 PM
I'm reading it as more bluster or humour based. But the tone of protecting daughters is still important. People don't protect something or someone they don't value.
Laura Brown's comment, January 21, 6:25 PM
Maybe it's a Canada/ US difference too. Not many people here actually have a gun to wave around. So here a shirt like that would not be seen as serious versus humour or propaganda.
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I Think You're Missing The Big Bottom Line In Those "Skinny" Subway Ads

I Think You're Missing The Big Bottom Line In Those "Skinny" Subway Ads | Herstory | Scoop.it
Have you seen Subway's latest ad ~ the one with the woman who reminds us to "Eat Fresh!" and stay healthy & slim so we can fit into our sexy Halloween costumes? Jezebel did. And out came the re...
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Sexiness vs Objectification

Sexiness vs Objectification | Herstory | Scoop.it
Lots of people tend to assume that when I say I want less objectified women, less terrible outfits and better representation in media, that what I'm actually saying is “Sex is bad! Sexuality is bad...
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When Women Refuse

When Women Refuse | Herstory | Scoop.it
We're collecting stories of violence inflicted on women who reject sexual advances. Share yours...
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Deanna Zandt, catalogs stories of violence inflicted on women who reject sexual advances.

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Controversial email inflames sexism debate in sci-fi community

Controversial email inflames sexism debate in sci-fi community | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Dave Truesdale is a man on a mission. A former editor of the Science Fiction Writers Association (SFWA) monthly magazine, Truesdale abhors the recent push for greater diversity within the sci-fi publishing community."


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The Truth About "Monster Porn" (NWS)

The Truth About "Monster Porn" (NWS) | Herstory | Scoop.it

“Monster porn”, otherwise known as “monster erotica”, “cryptozoological erotica”, and “erotic horror”, should be well-known to fans of this site. These sexy stories employ mythical creatures — everything from vampires, demons, zombies, and other monsters to centaurs, mermaids, leprechauns, and aliens — as sex partners. And apparently this upsets people enough for them to censor such stories. But why?


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I don't like to put really adult stuff here -- but the sexism in this really can't be ignored. At least it shouldn't be ignored.

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Shawnee Rivers's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:07 PM

Censorship games regarding women & sex fantasies.

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Sexism in erotica censorship (NWS)

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:42 PM

I don't like to put really adult stuff here -- but the sexism in this really can't be ignored. At least it shouldn't be ignored.

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Sexism In The Gambling Industry

Sexism In The Gambling Industry | Herstory | Scoop.it

With all the talk about sexism in gaming, I think it's time to discuss the sexism in gambling. Everyone knows that the number of female gamblers are increasing, just as it is in gaming; but where are the casinos, online or real world destinations, which cater to these women?


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Sexism and gambling: a kind of addiction
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The Game is Broomsticks

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The Game is Broomsticks
Ring around Rosie. Or Carol. Or Eleanor, etc. Fun. But you can only play if you wear Broomstick’s slacks. …But if you don’t want to play our way — take off our pants and go...
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Vintage Ad Featuring Nude by Coby Whitmore

Vintage Ad Featuring Nude by Coby Whitmore | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Coby Whitmore
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Yes, you absolutely need a nude female to sell projectors.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:04 PM

Yes, you absolutely need a nude female to sell projectors.

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The MPAA’s backwards logic: Sex is dangerous, sexism is fine

The MPAA’s backwards logic: Sex is dangerous, sexism is fine | Herstory | Scoop.it
If only the ratings agency looked as closely at gender bias as it does at consensual sex, it might do some good

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The Upsetting Difference Between Men And Women, According To The World’s Biggest Search Engine

The Upsetting Difference Between Men And Women, According To The World’s Biggest Search Engine | Herstory | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you think it’s time for us to un-teach Google some of these things.
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Women - Especially Lesbians- Are Shallow Money Sucking Beasts Says President of Marriage Policy

Women - Especially Lesbians- Are Shallow Money Sucking Beasts Says President of Marriage Policy | Herstory | Scoop.it

Just a few days before Women’s Equality Day, the President of the Center for Marriage Policy, David R. Usher, made a very bold statement, accusing women, especially lesbians, of being shallow, money-sucking beasts who desire to enslave men.  His article in Renew America on August 21 has triggered a landslide of reactions from many people, including the LGBTQ community, wondering which dense brain cell he could have pulled his theories out of.


According to David Usher, same sex marriages (especially between women), if allowed to spread across the nation, will spur a mass enslavement of men.  How will this occur?  Apparently, lesbian women are primed to get themselves pregnant outside of their partnership by unsuspecting straight and even gay males, who they will then demand child-support from, raping the tax-payers to support their “sinful” lifestyle.  He even goes so far as to suggest that single mothers would marry each other in order to collect double child-support and cause an economic slavery to occur for heterosexual men everywhere.

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What Are Women Earning? (And How Are Men Shrinking?)

What Are Women Earning? (And How Are Men Shrinking?) | Herstory | Scoop.it

One should also note that this is not simply a matter of “feminism having won, so just let it all go away.” For the findings also reveal that “total family income is higher when the mother, not the father, is the primary breadwinner.” Thanks, pink collar ghetto, unequal pay, and continuing notions of gender inequality in the workplace. Not to mention all the BS traditional notions of motherhood.

 

Never mind the facts, however; let’s just get to the million dollar subtext question Liza Donnelly put forth regarding the 37% — the married mothers who have a higher income than their husbands: Can Husbands Handle Being Outearned By Their Wives?

 

...If you want to dismiss all this as the ramblings of irrelevant talking asshats on Fox (for which I will gently remind you that their rhetoric is often too dangerous to be dismissed), you’ll need to also know about this other study, called In Sickness and In Wealth...

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Watch The Objectification

Watch The Objectification | Herstory | Scoop.it
I’ve often viewed sexual objectification as a passive-aggressive thing. As in the human being objectified (most often a woman) is passive to the aggressive actions (usually from men). What clinches...
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Weird Science ponders the sexism inherent in its favored breast size

Weird Science ponders the sexism inherent in its favored breast size | Herstory | Scoop.it

But wait, there's more! While they had the males' attention, they also surveyed attitudes towards women. "Further analyses showed that men’s preferences for larger female breasts were significantly associated with a greater tendency to be benevolently sexist, to objectify women, and to be hostile towards women." So, perhaps the confused results from previous studies were the product of having survey populations with varying degrees of sexism.

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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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