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Hey, Verizon: Drop Cancellation Fees for Domestic Violence Survivors!

Hey, Verizon: Drop Cancellation Fees for Domestic Violence Survivors! | Herstory | Scoop.it
BUST Magazine, the magazine for women with something to get off their chests. Rocking your world since 1993. With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides and uncensored view of the female experience.
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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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Court case from 1837, involving an unwanted kiss & a bitten nose

Court case from 1837, involving an unwanted kiss & a bitten nose | Herstory | Scoop.it
bill-holmes: “ how the fuck did we get from there to where we are today ” Aces. Just aces. Yes, I’ll be adding this to Herstory.
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The Witches of Stalingrad

The Witches of Stalingrad | Herstory | Scoop.it
Imagine you’re a German soldier, fighting your way deep into the Soviet Union during the summer of 1942. During the time you’re not actually on the front lines, you feel pretty safe and get a chance to rest, let down your guard, even sleep a full night without constant vigilance. After all, the Soviet army is retreating fast, and you’re just 19 miles from Moscow.

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Seriously, Mattel? Hello Barbie is OBSESSED With Fashion.

Seriously, Mattel? Hello Barbie is OBSESSED With Fashion. | Herstory | Scoop.it
Is Hello Barbie anti-feminist?

For most of Barbie’s nearly six decades of existence, she has been held up as a symbol of how sexist gender ideals are marketed to young women: a high-heeled, hyper-sexualized stereotype, coated in cotton candy-pink and glitter. 


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 It’s a disturbing reinforcement of the deeply sexist idea that being feminine—that being a girl or a woman—necessitates a consuming interest in fashion and appearance. When my colleague

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Wild Girl: The Artistic Rebellion of Gertrude Hermes

Wild Girl: The Artistic Rebellion of Gertrude Hermes | Herstory | Scoop.it
The feminist sculptor is finally being honoured with an inspired exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield

 

Wild Girl: Gertrude Hermes, Sculpture & Prints 

from November 13, 2015 until January 28, 2016

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/



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Wage gap could explain why women are more likely to be anxious and depressed than men

Wage gap could explain why women are more likely to be anxious and depressed than men | Herstory | Scoop.it
The odds of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were markedly greater among women who earned less than their male counterparts, with whom they were matched on education and years of experience, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Results of the study are online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

The odds that an American woman was diagnosed with depression in the past year are nearly twice that of men. However, this disparity looks very different when accounting for the wage gap: Among women whose income was lower than their male counterparts, the odds of major depression were nearly 2.5 times higher than men; but among women whose income equaled or exceeded their male counterparts, their odds of depression were no different than men.

Results were similar for generalized anxiety disorder. Overall,
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And when you factor in how less likely women are to be taken seriously in terms of their health concerns...

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And when you factor in how less likely women are to be taken seriously in terms of their health concerns...

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How Age and Gender Affect Self-Improvement

How Age and Gender Affect Self-Improvement | Herstory | Scoop.it

Why do some people react so defensively to critical feedback, while others take it on the chin?


A survey shows that gaining confidence makes you more open to change.

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Now, a Japanese hotel offers ‘crying rooms’ for women

Now, a Japanese hotel offers ‘crying rooms’ for women | Herstory | Scoop.it

In a bizarre offer, a hotel in Tokyo has launched special “crying rooms” for women that are equipped with a selection of tear-jerking movies, eye masks and luxury tissues to allow female guests to cry heartily.


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malek's curator insight, January 12, 5:50 PM

Not sure about how that relates to Japanese culture so let's use common sense. Why go to a hotel to cry when you can do it for free at home or in your car?


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Beautiful Vintage Portraits of European Girls from the First Miss Europe in 1929

Beautiful Vintage Portraits of European Girls from the First Miss Europe in 1929 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Miss Europe 1929 was the first annual Miss Europe. Miss Hungary's Elzbieta Simon won the first Miss Europe ever. Here's a gallery of beautiful portraits of 16 European girls from Europe competed in the pageant (we miss the pictures of Miss Greece and Miss Luxembourg).
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Gorgeous #vintage portraits

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How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong

How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong | Herstory | Scoop.it
The quiet seamstress we want on our $10 bill was a radical active in the Black Power movement.
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James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape

James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape | Herstory | Scoop.it
Since Saturday, when porn actress and writer Stoya tweeted that she was raped by porn hero James Deen, four more adult film performers have come out agains

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@Gracie Passette's comments:


Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:33 PM

Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.

But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."

Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 2, 2015 7:17 PM

Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, December 4, 2015 12:08 AM

For God's sake... It's never ok to punch a woman in the face and take her from behind... even if she's a paid porn star. Even if she literally... asks you for it.

 

It doesn't matter that this happened on the set of a porn flick. This incident springs from the generalized notion that it's excusable to treat a woman abusively because you are a more powerful and dominant male. Get over yourselves!

 

I see this attitude (and often experience it) everywhere. It's the attitude whereby men believe women have been put on this Earth to serve them.


Men feel entitled to us. This leads to a sense of ownership. I'm not sure where this comes from (The Bible maybe?) but it has got to END.


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Passion & Philosophy: 'Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934–1995' edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe

Passion & Philosophy: 'Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934–1995' edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe | Herstory | Scoop.it
I knew a man of Iris Murdoch’s generation, attractive to many women, who told me how he dreaded the ‘fat envelopes’ addressed to him at his office, stuffed with...

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All The Talking Women Did In 'Star Wars'

All The Talking Women Did In 'Star Wars' | Herstory | Scoop.it
Aside from the princess, the speaking roles for women in the original trilogy were limited.
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:58 AM

Rather shocking.

 

...Or is it?

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Woman reports FB abuse to man's employer. Man gets fired. Internet deluges woman with death and rape threats.

Woman reports FB abuse to man's employer. Man gets fired. Internet deluges woman with death and rape threats. https://t.co/7I26A68EgH


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Frida Kahlo and her Casa Azul home – a lifetime in pictures

Frida Kahlo and her Casa Azul home – a lifetime in pictures | Herstory | Scoop.it
Frida Kahlo left her mark on the city where she was born in 1907 and lived with Diego Rivera until her death in 1954. Her home, the Casa Azul, is now a museum and pilgrimage site for many who consider the artist an early Mexican feminist

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 17, 2015 6:06 PM

Stunning photos of her home!

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Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid

Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid | Herstory | Scoop.it

This movie isn’t always as appreciated as it ought to be. People too often hear the name “Billy Wilder” and expect a ‘screwball comedy’ but completely miss the deeper, darker tones… Kiss Me, Stupid is one of those films. 


People may chuckle & hoot at the idea of Dean playing “Dino,” a caricature of the drinking, skirt-chasing Dean Martin persona, and the comedy of errors involving mistaken identities, but what they fail to see is black comedy teeth that takes a bite out of the music industry, marriage, and even sex...


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Why women are judged far more harshly than men for leaving work early

Why women are judged far more harshly than men for leaving work early | Herstory | Scoop.it
Colleagues assume: She's off to pick up her kids.

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How sexism in schools is 'exhausting' young women

How sexism in schools is 'exhausting' young women | Herstory | Scoop.it

I'm fifteen years old, currently studying for my GCSEs and I feel that sexism in schools is a massive issue. The last thing I want to hear when walking into school on a Monday morning are rape 'jokes' and go-back-to-the-kitchen 'jokes'. Many girls who openly support feminism are automatically...

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Meet the Women Who Have Made #BlackLivesMatter the Most Crucial Political Movement Today

Meet the Women Who Have Made #BlackLivesMatter the Most Crucial Political Movement Today | Herstory | Scoop.it

Black Live Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors coined the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. (photo via laweekly.com)


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Women Protested The UK’s 'Tampon Tax' By Bleeding In White Pants

Women Protested The UK’s 'Tampon Tax' By Bleeding In White Pants | Herstory | Scoop.it
Feminine hygiene products are considered a "luxury item" by the British government.

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Most beautiful leg contest held in Paris, 1936

Most beautiful leg contest held in Paris, 1936 | Herstory | Scoop.it
sixpenceee:
“ Most beautiful leg contest held in Paris in 1936

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Body Hate On The Internet: Some Coping Skills

Body Hate On The Internet: Some Coping Skills | Herstory | Scoop.it
Every once in a while, a brand new "body hate site" (a page dedicated to cruel commentary and bullying of a specific body demographic — often but not always fat bodies) will pop up in all its blazing glory and, well . . . the understandable horror is contagious.
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A good "do" and "don't" list


Most often body snark is aimed at women; but this is good for men too. (That should go without saying, but if you don't say it, well, more snark ensues.)

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You Can Call It “Sexism”, If You Want…

You Can Call It “Sexism”, If You Want… | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women are attracted to power and wealth, as this means good protectors and providers for offspring. Men are attracted to beauty as it is a sign of health and fertility, leading to offstpring. You c…

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Science proves why women are gold diggers and men search for beautiful women

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Smart Women Are Only More Sexy To Men Sometimes - Here's When

Smart Women Are Only More Sexy To Men Sometimes - Here's When | Herstory | Scoop.it
This confirms what smart women always suspected about men.
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Try to act shocked

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Facebook censors feminist blogger for writing about periods

Facebook censors feminist blogger for writing about periods | Herstory | Scoop.it
A feminist blogger has been censored by Facebook for blogging about periods and the history of menstrual products. Alaura Weaver, also known as ‘Bad-ass Motherblogger’, started an ongoing series of blog posts detailing the history of menstrual hygiene.

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More FB censorship 

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Staggering, esp. when FB tolerates misogynistic, VAW and other hate-advocating individuals. 

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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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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.
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In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
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Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
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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
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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/
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