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The GOP Rape Advisory Chart: Volume III

The GOP Rape Advisory Chart: Volume III | Herstory | Scoop.it

GOP is so horrific and prolific regarding their misogynistic rape stance that (so far) there are THREE charts required.

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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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Herstory at Facebook

Herstory at Facebook | Herstory | Scoop.it

History, politics & culture as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated.


A place to connect with Herstory at Facebook.

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Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist

Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist | Herstory | Scoop.it

Carmen Rupe (1936–2011) or “Kiwi Carmen” was a vivacious performer, businesswoman and brothel keeper, and LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist. She was a cultural icon in the transgender community who paved the way for many transgender men and women after her, and has been named a role model for many, including Georgina Beyer, the world’s …

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Buffalo Calf Road, Heroic Cheyenne Warrior Woman

Buffalo Calf Road, Heroic Cheyenne Warrior Woman | Herstory | Scoop.it

The remarkable story of a young Cheyenne warrior woman in her early twenties, Buffalo Calf Road, spans a period of 3 years from 1876 until her death in 1879. During this time the Cheyenne were caught in the westward expansion of pioneers, miners and the army, all determined to colonize the land on the great …

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The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming | Herstory | Scoop.it

The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them.  Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.  At the end of the day many men empathize with other men and instead of vilifying any act of violence, physical or otherwise, against anyone, especially a woman, they attempt to justify it.  They put themselves in the shoes of the aggressor, but not the victim, and see themselves as blameless and reactionary, rather than violent and misogynistic.

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96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should

96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should | Herstory | Scoop.it
Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials.

The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent.

(Some images below may be considered NSFW.)



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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, self-taught scholar and poet of New Spain - Amazing Women In History

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, self-taught scholar and poet of New Spain - Amazing Women In History | Herstory | Scoop.it

154722Born in New Spain (now Mexico) in 1651, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a nun who wrote what is considered the first feminist manifesto.


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The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics

The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics | Herstory | Scoop.it
Wage equality for women has been a long and difficult road, dating the Roosevelt era and before. Down through the years, step by step, progress against pay discrimination has plodded along, despite the numerous obstacles. However, that struggle came to an abrupt halt last April when Republican Senators decided to shut down legislation to curb pay discrimination based on gender. But the question is: will they pay a price in November?

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Little Eva - 1908: a young actress escapes abuse, makes a new home in Jamestown, N.D

Little Eva - 1908: a young actress escapes abuse, makes a new home in Jamestown, N.D | Herstory | Scoop.it
LITTLE EVA


Uncle Tom's Cabin Star Crazed By Fear of Manager, Runs Away and Hides Near Jamestown.

Jamestown, N.D., Aug. 19.—The crazy girl seen in the woods last week has shown up again and some of the people living in the vicinity of the round house claimed to have talked with her at a distance and one woman says she had a hold of her but that she escaped. Children playing about the place where she is concealed say that she appears quite often and that upon one occasion asked them to get her something to eat.

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Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming

Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming | Herstory | Scoop.it
By now you've probably hear about the brutal attack on sex worker Christy Mack alleged to be the work of her ex-boyfriend, Jon Paul Koppenhaver aka War Machine. The model and adult porn star releas...

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Remembering Arlene Martel, 1936-2014

Remembering Arlene Martel, 1936-2014 | Herstory | Scoop.it
StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Arlene Martel, who died on August 12 following a heart attack. The veteran television and film actress had a career that spanned parts of seven decades, 

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Breast “Below Normal Functionation” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

Breast “Below Normal Functionation” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog | Herstory | Scoop.it
Breast "Below Normal Functionation": “Illustrating an application of high frequency current to the breast of a nursing mother…” Why, yes, Dr. Monell, I believe I would like to subscribe to your kinky newsletter! This ima

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Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes Were the Portrait of Her Tortured Soul

Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes Were the Portrait of Her Tortured Soul | Herstory | Scoop.it
by Lise LaSalle Having enjoyed Tim Burton’s movies through the years, my curiosity went on high alert when I read about his new biopic Big Eyes set to be released this Christmas in a theater near you and me. Adam Parfrey who runs Feral House Books, a little house of darkness promoting ‘pure information and…
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See also @Laura Brown's article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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Freedom Whore – Abortion, Shame, and The Right To Deny Me My Rights by Martha Plimpton

Freedom Whore – Abortion, Shame, and The Right To Deny Me My Rights by Martha Plimpton | Herstory | Scoop.it

Many people might end up taking issue with my point of view here or how I’m expressing it. That will happen. I can’t, nor am I intending to, speak for every single person affected by the majestic tentacles of misogyny and patriarchy that reach out in all directions and attempt to suffocate the life out of any sense of shared outrage or mutual support of each other’s struggle with either. Plus, I admit, my thinking is not particularly nuanced on a day like today. Like a lot of people, I’m mostly just pissed.

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Fannie Farmer, the mother of level measurements

Fannie Farmer, the mother of level measurements | Herstory | Scoop.it

Fannie Farmer was the author of The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, the first cookbook to use strict standardized measurements. Called “the mother of level measurements”, Fannie was also a teacher and lecturer who helped to popularize a more scientific approach to cooking and housekeeping, and inspired doctors and nurses with her innovative teachings on convalescent diet …

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Just How Innocent Are These "How To Attract Women" Websites?

Just How Innocent Are These "How To Attract Women" Websites? | Herstory | Scoop.it
The Men's Right Movement (MRM) may have begun in support of women and feminism, but it's gone to hell. There's always been an element of "I want to be a playboy" in the world of modern Western men....
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I look past the simple sales pitches into just who runs these dating self-help sites...

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“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color

“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color | Herstory | Scoop.it
A frightening look at what happens when LGBTQ women of color refuse to accept street harassment and other violence

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America's Forgotten First Witch

America's Forgotten First Witch | Herstory | Scoop.it
Almost half a century before the Salem Witch Trials, the Colony of Connecticut executed the first person accused of witchcraft in America. This was a victim named Alse Younge about whom nearly nothing is known except her dubious place in history as a macabre footnote.

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Why We Need More Erotic Photos Of Older Women (& Lots Of Other Awesome!)

Why We Need More Erotic Photos Of Older Women (& Lots Of Other Awesome!) | Herstory | Scoop.it
Recently a blogger of note accused me of 'pandering to men'. Keep in mind that 'pander', to be precise, means to 'gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit of a person with such a desire).'...

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Next Time Someone Says Women Aren't Victims Of Harassment, Show Them This.

Next Time Someone Says Women Aren't Victims Of Harassment, Show Them This. | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Ignore the barrage of violent threats and harassing messages that confront you online every day. ..Click To Enlarge

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The visible and pervasive culture of harassment is a Myth?

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Reaction to race & beauty standards in the 1970s

Reaction to race & beauty standards in the 1970s | Herstory | Scoop.it
Reaction to race & beauty standards in the 1970s
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The First Women Architects in America

The First Women Architects in America | Herstory | Scoop.it
History of women in architecture, focusing on women architects of the United States and Canada. Also discusses why women architects are few and far between in architectural history.

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Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Lauren Bacall Dies At 89 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, star of films such as "To Have and Have Not" and "Key Largo," died Tuesday at her home in New York City after suffering a stroke, according to reports.

She was 89.

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Alienating Gender Issues In Depictions Of Aliens

Alienating Gender Issues In Depictions Of Aliens | Herstory | Scoop.it
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I’m just sick of going to movies or reading comics and out of the infinite possibilities out there for aliens, male aliens are the...
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Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share their stories and philosophy

Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share their stories and philosophy | Herstory | Scoop.it

National project aims to connect aging Rosies with their communities. (RT @LWV: Inspiring!


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A new kind of mid-life crisis: Unwanted pregnancies

A new kind of mid-life crisis: Unwanted pregnancies | Herstory | Scoop.it
It’s not just a teen concern anymore. Unwanted pregnancies–and abortions–are rising among women in their 30s and 40s



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What happens when a female writer asks a question on Twitter about women's health (with tweets) · JessicaValenti

What happens when a female writer asks a question on Twitter about women's health (with tweets) · JessicaValenti | Herstory | Scoop.it
I'm a columnist at the Guardian US, and decided to write my next column about the availability and cost of feminine hygiene products across the globe. I have some pretty smart Twitter friends (hi, Twitter friends!) so I crowdsourced a question. Then all hell broke loose.
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