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The New Suffragettes

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Emily Wilding Davison’s actions made her one of the most famous suffragettes of her time.   A century of speculation about her death has focused on her possessions at that time.  In particular, the return railway ticket in her purse has led many historians to suggest she had no intention of committing suicide that day.  However, Elizabeth Crawford’s latest research strongly suggests that ‘special offer’ return tickets were the only ones available on Derby Day, and so this piece of evidence can be discounted.  However, other recent research into her death has largely favoured the view that she did not commit suicide on that day, but was instead aware of the possible consequences of her actions and was ready to face them: this being arrest, injury or death.   Like FEMEN protesters a century later, she was using her body as a means of protest.

 

Whatever her motivation, Davison’s death remains one of the most iconic moments of the militant suffragette movement, caught on camera, in the years immediately before the First World War.  Thousands of women, and some men, took part in the women’s suffrage campaign in these years, with hundreds of them being arrested as their demonstrations became more imaginative. The 1911 census boycott, for example, saw many thousands of women physically absenting themselves from being  ‘at home’ on census night by taking part in all-night roller-skating, midnight picnicking in parks, and camping out in caravans. Davison herself hid in a broom cupboard in the House of Commons, thus enabling her to put this exclusive address down as her place of residence.  After the failure of successive governments to pursue the women’s suffrage agenda, the campaign became more militant.  Mostly, the actions were aimed at property, such as setting fire to post boxes (a crime for which Davison was imprisoned), breaking windows and burning bastions of patriarchy such as cricket pavilions.

 

The State dealt with these actions, not by engaging in dialogue, but by throwing the women into prison.  The more militant suffragettes appealed to be made First Division prisoners, the category afforded to political prisoners rather than common criminals.  When this was denied, they started hunger strikes...

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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

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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

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“A woman commits suicide, 1942
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For love of Fidel

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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

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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

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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. 
 

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Meanwhile, back at the bar…

Meanwhile, back at the bar… | Herstory | Scoop.it

Meanwhile, back at the bar…

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7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women

7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Here Are 7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women
"If you could choose any historical woman to be on the $20 bill, who would it be?
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Vintage 1940s

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1940s. Via.
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Jessie Matthews 1936

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“1936 pensive and dramatic portrait photograph of Jessie Matthews, taken by Otto Dyar. A stunning view of the harem princess in the Moorish inspired backdrop. From her role in It’s...
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African-American Flapper, 1920s

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I adore her braids! Circa 1920s. For sale here.
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Marriage Is Not A Failture - IF You Have an Ivers & Pond Piano

Marriage Is Not A Failture - IF You Have an Ivers & Pond Piano | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“apothecaryads:
“~ Ivers & Pond Piano Company ad in An Army Portia by Charles King, c.1890.
Source: California Digital Library
"Marriage is not a failure!"

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Lucky Brown, hair pressing oil; Black Americana. Circa 1930s

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Lucky Brown, hair pressing oil; Black Americana. Circa 1930s. Via.

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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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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 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/
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.