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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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Who Farts? And Who Cares?

Who Farts? And Who Cares? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Sociologists Martin Weinberg and Colin Williams wanted to know. They and their team interviewed 172 college students about their habits and concerns about farting and pooping. They published their results in an article called Fecal Matters. They discovered that everybody farts and everybody cares, but not everyone cares all the time or equally.


They separated their results by gender and sexual orientation. When they asked people if they were worried that the hearer would “feel disgust,” heterosexual women were most likely to agree and heterosexual men the least, with non-heterosexual men and women in the middle, but flipped such that men were more worried than women.

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Annie Edson Taylor, the 1st person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel & live to tell the tale

Annie Edson Taylor, the 1st person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel & live to tell the tale | Herstory | Scoop.it

Annie Edson Taylor, on her 63rd birthday in 1901, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and live to tell the tale. Struggling financially after her husband was killed in the Civil War, she performed the stunt in the hopes of gaining fame and the riches that would come with it. While her plunge did attract media attention, it didn’t yield the wealth she had hoped for and legend goes that her manager ran off with her barrel.

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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Herstory | Scoop.it
Some great teachers change the life of a student, maybe several. Anna Julia Cooper changed America. Cooper was one of the first black women in the country

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Vanity Fair's Bifurcated Girls, 1903

Vanity Fair's Bifurcated Girls, 1903 | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“Vanity Fair special issue from 1903 dedicated to “bifurcated girls”, i.e. women in trousers. Note this isn’t the same Vanity Fair of current fame, but an earlier magazine with the...
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Fascinating, and lots of images.

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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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Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed

Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed | Herstory | Scoop.it
In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental institution.
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70's Teen Beauty Diary Entry

70's Teen Beauty Diary Entry | Herstory | Scoop.it
OK, I'll admit that we tried this, my friend Mary & I. We were too young & silly -- hopped up on soda pop, disco music and teenybopper posters from Tiger Beat -- not to know what would happen. Which, in case you didn't see it coming, was
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Antique Up-Skirt Action

Antique Up-Skirt Action | Herstory | Scoop.it
Who doesn't like a company that preaches values while looking up a lady's skirt? After complaining about Uncle Sam's tax, ye olde Day & Night tobacco company wants you to get your money's worth...
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Ye Olde Advertising

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Slut-Shaming, Eugenics, and Donald Duck: The Scandalous History of Sex-Ed Movies

Slut-Shaming, Eugenics, and Donald Duck: The Scandalous History of Sex-Ed Movies | Herstory | Scoop.it
After excusing herself from the dinner table, the 13-year-old girl begins to shout, her excited voice ringing through her family’s Mid-Cen...
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A woman commits suicide, 1942

A woman commits suicide, 1942 | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“A woman commits suicide, 1942
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For love of Fidel

For love of Fidel | Herstory | Scoop.it

Natalia Revuelta Clews, Havana socialite and mistress of Fidel Castro, died on February 27th, aged 89


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Poignant....

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The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years)

The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years) | Herstory | Scoop.it
In January, National Trafficking Awareness Month prompted me to hunt for one of the many books in my sex work history collection which would illustrate that it's the same old story ~ and worse, the...

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10 Badass Sikh Women in History

10 Badass Sikh Women in History | Herstory | Scoop.it

In India, women of the Sikh faith have fought, ruled, taught and served for centuries. They have managed organizations, guided communities and led revolts. These accomplishments are admirable in their own right, and they are even more impressive when viewed in the context of the intense patriarchy and cultural misogyny against which these women were working.

 


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These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics

These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics | Herstory | Scoop.it
From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital contributions to astronomy and physics.

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THE ART OF BEING A FEMINIST -

THE ART OF BEING A FEMINIST - | Herstory | Scoop.it
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of International Women's Year, Sydney University's the Tin Sheds is exhibiting a range of posters to celebrate female activism

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Monopoly’s Inventor: The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go’

Monopoly’s Inventor: The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go’ | Herstory | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Magie, a crusader against big business, devised the classic capitalist game decades before the man credited with its creation.
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A a lover of board games, history, and women, this is fascinating (and disturbing).

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Beautiful black women of the Victorian Era

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“Beautiful black women of the Victorian era. Many of these photos were taken while slavery was still legal in America.
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Women with learning disabilities are hidden victims of domestic violence

Women with learning disabilities are hidden victims of domestic violence | Herstory | Scoop.it

“ Research shows that a learning disability makes women more vulnerable to domestic abuse, and police lack suitable training to deal with it”


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The weakest suffersthe most

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Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother | VICE | United States

Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother | VICE | United States | Herstory | Scoop.it
America's majestic drag queen mother has spent her life mentoring her daughters and granddaughters.
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1950s Smutty Graffiti

1950s Smutty Graffiti | Herstory | Scoop.it
Just in case you thought the 1950s were such a pure time... Via.
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"Topknot Troubles"

"Topknot Troubles" | Herstory | Scoop.it
If you collect vintage magazines and ephemera like I do, you know there's nothing new under the sun. The celebrity names & faces change, there's "modern" graphics and trends too. But the push o...
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These Teen Activists Are Using Technology to Map History's Invisible Women

These Teen Activists Are Using Technology to Map History's Invisible Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
Putting unsung heroines on the map.

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Fang (Whang)-Od, 94 Year Old Tattoo Artist

Fang (Whang)-Od, 94 Year Old Tattoo Artist | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“Captivating photo of a 94yo tattoo artist who lives deep within the depths of the Philippines. Her name is Fang (Whang)-Od. Those tattoos are traditional Filipino tribal designs,...
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Jane Addams

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Jane Addams (1860-1935) was one of the leading White liberal reformers in the US. She founded Hull House in 1889 in the Near West Side of Chicago, then an immigrant slum. It was a settlement house that became the model throughout the US. She also helped to found the NAACP. She opposed the US entering the First World War. That got her kicked out of the Daughters of the American Revolution – but led her to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.


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Well, I knew more about the Addams Family than about Jane Addams. 


Our schools could do a better job of sharing the accomplishments of women in history. 


People begging for White history month. Abagond did it on his blog. 
 

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
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Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
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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/
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From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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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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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/
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