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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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Chris Hardwick talks about censorship of women’s bodies and absolutely nails it

hazelgracelancaster: “ Chris Hardwick talks about censorship of women’s bodies and absolutely nails it. ” You can say, “pussy,” but not “pussy.” Oh, and nipples are still scary. Scarier than the human...
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About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena...

About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena... | Herstory | Scoop.it

Yeah but did you forget the last sentences of the episode?

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Insightful conversation with differing opinions. Click to read it all.

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Powerpuff Girls History

Powerpuff Girls History | Herstory | Scoop.it
Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.

They start acting bitter,
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'True Detective' Treats Women Badly, but it Treats Sex Workers Worse

'True Detective' Treats Women Badly, but it Treats Sex Workers Worse | Herstory | Scoop.it

This portrayal is dicey enough as is, but True Detective also implicates viewers in the objectification of exotic dancers. Even if the “stripper” scenes look abusive, we are simultaneously offered money shots of thongs, nipples, and gyrating hips as some sort of titillating way to allow us to join in the leering. This contradicts any attempts to condemn the “villains” that pay these dancing women, because the audience is offered its own array of sensual shots. And don’t forget, some of the naked bodies on the show are dead, and we all get to gaze at them, too.


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An Interview With Louise Lasser: TV, Depression, and SNL

An Interview With Louise Lasser: TV, Depression, and SNL | Herstory | Scoop.it
Claire Barliant interviews Louise Lasser, the star of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," about her life, work, and marriage to Woody Allen.
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Diahann Carroll admiring the Barbie doll based on her from her TV show “Julia”

Diahann Carroll admiring the Barbie doll based on her from her TV show “Julia” | Herstory | Scoop.it

(circa 1969)

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NBC Cancels Ready For Love After 2 Episodes

NBC Cancels Ready For Love After 2 Episodes | Herstory | Scoop.it

So, does NBC’s cancellation of the show as result of dismal ratings mean that they are ready to finally admit that American women no longer want to watch flawless looking women with low self-esteem throw themselves at men they don’t know?

 

And, while having the matchmakers on the show was brilliant in that it pointed out that pretty women actually do not necessarily have any sort of advantage when it comes to surviving in the dating jungle (FACT: when gorgeous blondes talk about farting on a first date or share that they have a list of 50 characteristics a man has to have in order to be her partner, looks become insignificant), it quite frankly isn’t enough.

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It's a Real Slice of History, Meathead-‘All in the Family’ in DVD Boxed Set

It's a Real Slice of History, Meathead-‘All in the Family’ in DVD Boxed Set | Herstory | Scoop.it
A boxed set of all nine seasons of the TV comedy “All in the Family” makes it clearer than ever why the series was a singular phenomenon.

"Before “All in the Family” sitcoms were largely something to tune in for escape and reassurance. But as of Jan. 12, 1971, when “All in the Family” had its premiere on CBS as a midseason replacement, comedies suddenly had permission to be relevant in the way that variety shows like “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” had already tried. "

"It represents one of the last times that the best show on TV was also the most popular show on TV. Today it often seems as if the opposite is true. Some of the best shows of our age — “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” — have relatively small audiences. "


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Why Every '80s Sitcom Decided to Kill Off the Mom

Why Every '80s Sitcom Decided to Kill Off the Mom | Herstory | Scoop.it
When sitcoms so accurately reflect the collective climate of the time period in which they are created, you have to wonder why, then, networks decided the 1980s was a good time to start killing off moms.

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Mad Men and Fat Women -- Can Television Deal? - Huffington Post

Mad Men and Fat Women -- Can Television Deal? - Huffington Post | Herstory | Scoop.it

There was a 1985 German movie, Sugar Baby. The picture's overweight heroine, tired of being single, made herself up, found sexy clothes and got herself a man. She managed to be sexy and keep her dignity -- a revolutionary concept. Is that possible on TV or will fat woman always be a joke or a tragedy?

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“There’s nothing gays hate more than when people treat us like women.”

I don’t think gay men are women or should be treated like them, but the attitude about women was practically sneering, as if, again, there’s nothing lower than being a woman.

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Xander, Buffy and Feminism - Parabasis

Xander, Buffy and Feminism - Parabasis | Herstory | Scoop.it
By Isaac Butler The Hooded Utilitarian has an interesting essay up about Xander's role in the Buffyverse and how this challenges the idea of Buffy The Vampire Slayer as a feminist show. It's an interesting piece that raises ...

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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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What’s Wrong With OWN, Why Rosie O’Donnell’s Cancelled, & Why That’s Bad

What’s Wrong With OWN, Why Rosie O’Donnell’s Cancelled, & Why That’s Bad | Herstory | Scoop.it

My thoughts on why the network is struggling & how to fix it.

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Mad Men — And The Women Who Love Them

Mad Men — And The Women Who Love Them | Herstory | Scoop.it
Mad Men’s sexist, brash world of 1960s ad men oddly speaks to women — especially those who thought this world was supposed to be history.
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Who Are You Betting Will Win Dancing With the Stars Season 14? | Dames of Chance

Who Are You Betting Will Win Dancing With the Stars Season 14? | Dames of Chance | Herstory | Scoop.it

Dancing With The Stars begins it’s 14th season tonight — here are the odds for each cast member. (Go Donald Driver!)

 

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The Sexual Segregation Of She-Ra; Or, Why I Love Thundarr

The Sexual Segregation Of She-Ra; Or, Why I Love Thundarr | Herstory | Scoop.it
I’m too old to claim to have logged hours of watching She-Ra or He-Man — or any childhood memories from that MOTU period. But that won’t stop me from having an opinion
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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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
Other Topics
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.