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Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.
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Cameron Russell on race and genger -- on the catwalk & beyond.
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True in mainstream & adult.

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Herstory at Facebook

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


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The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920

The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920 | Herstory | Scoop.it

Pamphlets written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett on the subject of lynching comprise a substantial body of innovative writing, reporting, and analysis in U.S. intellectual history. In the 1890s especially, nascent professional social scientists, media opinion shapers, and leaders in the black community acknowledged and relied on her work.1 Indeed, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's foundational insights into the complex social dynamics behind the lynching for rape scenario have stood the test of time in the more than one hundred years since she penned them; yet her status and recognition as a social critic in the ensuing years has been embattled, to say the least.2 At her death in 1931, for example, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) journal, The Crisis, that her work had been "easily forgotten" and "taken to greater success" by others.3 Wells-Barnett herself complained in a diary of the neglect of "my anti-lynching contribution" in early black history textbooks penned by the influential scholar Carter G. Woodson.4 This essay suggests that rather than comprising a "forgotten" body work, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's pamphlet writings were appropriated and transformed by peers and colleagues in social reform. In turn, they marginalized her as author and leader.


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In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

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In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

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Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace'

Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace' | Herstory | Scoop.it
"The supersensitivity of the [Women's Liberation] movement to the lesbian issue, and the existence of a few militant lesbians within the movement, once prompted [NOW founder Betty] Friedan herself ...
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19C American Women: Amelia Jenks Bloomer 1818-1894 & the story of bloomers

19C American Women: Amelia Jenks Bloomer 1818-1894 & the story of bloomers | Herstory | Scoop.it

Amelia Bloomer edited the first American newspaper for women, The Lily. It was issued from 1849 until 1853. The newspaper began as a temperance journal. Bloomer felt that as women lecturers were considered unseemly, writing was the best way for women to work for reform. Originally, The Lily was to be for “home distribution” among members of the Seneca Falls Ladies Temperance Society, which had formed in 1848. Like most local endeavors, the paper encountered several obstacles early on, and the Society’s enthusiasm died out. Bloomer felt a commitment to publish and assumed full responsibility for editing and publishing the paper. Originally, the title page had the legend “Published by a committee of ladies.” But after 1850 – only Bloomer’s name appeared on the masthead.


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Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract?

Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract? | Herstory | Scoop.it

If Steinbeck's woman character is purely a victim, why is she so hated? And if she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening? Without question, it was a commentary on the social climate at the time, which still surprisingly applies today....


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Six Sisters, Six Books: The Mitfords

Six Sisters, Six Books: The Mitfords | Herstory | Scoop.it
If you don't know about the Mitford girls, you're in for a treat. These sisters, born in England in the first part of the twentieth century, were scandalous yet sincere, witty yet sharp, aristocratic yet rebellious. Their biographies read like in...

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Kanga: The Forgotten Mistress

Kanga: The Forgotten Mistress | Herstory | Scoop.it
Ready for another conspiracy theory? I am. This time, we're entering the realms of royalty. Diana, Princess of Wales,made sure that the world knew about Camilla Parker- Bowles; famously saying that there were three people in her marriage to Prince Cha...
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Word Crimes. (C) 2014 ...

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Finally, I can get my groove down to the sexy music behind Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' without gagging! A track on Weird Al's Mandatory Fun LP.

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A clever new track for wordsmiths and grammar lovers track on Weird Al's Mandatory Fun LP.

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Track on Weird Al's Mandatory Fun LP which is not only funny but allows me to dance guilt-free to the groove of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'.

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Violette Morris: An Astonishing Tale

Violette Morris: An Astonishing Tale | Herstory | Scoop.it
Violette Morris - sportswomanI wrote recently about the French dancer and racing driver Helle Nice, and she always remembered her first race where she first came across the rather fearsome Violette Morris. As you can see from the photograph above, Violette...



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Emmeline Pankhurst: Google Doodle honours suffragette on 156th anniversary of her birth

Emmeline Pankhurst: Google Doodle honours suffragette on 156th anniversary of her birth | Herstory | Scoop.it
Google has marked the 156th anniversary of the birth of political activist and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst with a homepage doodle.

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Villes Thermales - EHTTA - Thermal Towns: Anna de Noailles in Evian-les-Bains

Villes Thermales - EHTTA - Thermal Towns: Anna de Noailles in Evian-les-Bains | Herstory | Scoop.it

In a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, the memory of a Romanian countess brings back to life the time when Evian-les-Bains used to welcome the literature world.


By her own admission, Anna de Noailles spent a lot of time telling her life story day after day, and receiving the artists she admired and who genuinely worshipped her. But it was only very late on that she gave up writing on the moment and tell of a thrilling existence defined by shared moments, representations of the world and flashes of literature in 'Livre de ma vie' (Book of my life)*. 

 In it, she fondly looks back on the instant success of her first poetry collection 'Le coeur innombrable', in 1901, when she was only 25 years old. In it, she mentions the extravagance of Robert de Montesquiou, who had her texts read by the great Sarah Bernhardt. 



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Perfect Season: The Untold Story of The Toledo Troopers

Perfect Season: The Untold Story of The Toledo Troopers | Herstory | Scoop.it

Perfect Season: The Untold Story of The Toledo Troopers


The untold story of the winningest team in professional football history,
The Toledo Troopers

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Women kickin' a** on the football field in the 1970s!

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'Violette' review: Neglected French author Violette Leduc finally gets her due

'Violette' review: Neglected French author Violette Leduc finally gets her due | Herstory | Scoop.it
French author Violette Leduc rises from poverty and insecurity to become a member of the postwar literary scene alongside Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Genet. Emmanuelle Devos' passionate performance depicts Leduc as a necessarily difficult woman, but one with untapped creativity.

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Of Bare Breasts & Media Boobs

Of Bare Breasts & Media Boobs | Herstory | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society met in Bryant Park where adult actress, model, and cam girl Kleio Valentien found herself ambushed by a Fox "News" team. Natur...

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Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked

Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked | Herstory | Scoop.it
The creators of a device designed to identify if your drink has been spiked have launched on Indiegogo with the aim of raising $100,000. Similar in size

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Sex Work In Deadwood, 1960s

Sex Work In Deadwood, 1960s | Herstory | Scoop.it
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A Dedication to Vintage Black Glamour

A Dedication to Vintage Black Glamour | Herstory | Scoop.it
The internet spawns another exciting book, in this case, a Tumblr dedicated entirely to Vintage Black Glamour. From Josephine Baker getting a pedicure to an

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Celebrating 166 Years Since Seneca Falls

Celebrating 166 Years Since Seneca Falls | Herstory | Scoop.it

This week marks the 166th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, the 1848 meeting responsible for making the first formal demand for women’s suffrage.


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How Much Adultery Is Too Much Adultery In China?

How Much Adultery Is Too Much Adultery In China? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Well, that all depends on who you are. China Daily reports that "adultery" is now banned for communist party members. That might seem a bit shocking, in one direction or another, depending on your ...
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Vintage Foldaway Collapsible Fan Original Box Keep Cool Be Gay Flamingo

Vintage Foldaway Collapsible Fan Original Box Keep Cool Be Gay Flamingo | Herstory | Scoop.it
Wed never seen a fan like this! It was in grannys drawer at an estate sale. Probably would come in handy since you can fold to fit in your
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Happy Birthday, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)

Happy Birthday, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) | Herstory | Scoop.it

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy. She was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862 and died in Chicago, Illinois 1931 at the age of sixty-nine.

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American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs | Herstory | Scoop.it


Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.


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Man Tells Woman He Can't Get Turned On By Her Aging Body -- And She Reacts Perfectly

Man Tells Woman He Can't Get Turned On By Her Aging Body -- And She Reacts Perfectly | Herstory | Scoop.it

I asked this man who had shared my bed for three nights running why we had not made love. "Your body is too wrinkly," he said without a pause. "I have spoiled myself over the years with young woman. I just can't get excited with you. I love your energy and your laughter. I like your head and your heart. But, I just can't deal with your body."

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Bath: The Great War in Costume

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19 July - 31 August 2014


"The war is usually seen through military eyes.  However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do  – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it."


‘Fighting on the Home Front:  The Legacy of Women in WorldWar One’  by  Kate  Adie, (Hodder &  Stoughton)

 

World War I changed women’s life forever; in terms of status, class, position and what was acceptable for a woman to wear. Fashion changed with the innovation of women being required to do men’s work. The corset disappeared and trousers became a norm.



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Helle Nice: The forgotten story

Helle Nice: The forgotten story | Herstory | Scoop.it

Paris 1984: The old lady made her painful way up the stairs to her tiny, squalid apartment. Although it was the summer, she was cold; she was always cold.


She doubted that she had long for this world, she’d been born with the century.


Everything she owned, mostly mementoes from the past, was kept in a battered tin trunk. She lived on charity now but once she had been wealthy and the most famous woman in France. Now, no-one knew her name.


Oh, the parties she’d attended. The acclaim...


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Rape Fantasies Are Normal, Even If You've Been Raped

Rape Fantasies Are Normal, Even If You've Been Raped | Herstory | Scoop.it
If you were following along with the Lifestyle BDSM Vs Professional Domination conversation, you know that I asked Miss Pearl to write a bit about rape fantasies ~ specifically male rape fantasies....


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NWS, but great for those who have suffered rape or other sexual trauma -- or have partners who have.

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