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Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally

Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally | Herstory | Scoop.it

I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children. I trust that they are decent enough and wise enough and worthy enough to carry the right of Abortion and not be forced to criminally exercise that Right at the risk of death or jail time.

There was no mistake us making Abortion legal and available on demand. That was what we call progress. Just like it was no mistake that we abolished institutional racism in this country around the same time. The easy thing to do is lay low, but then are we who we say we are? Do we actually stand for anything, if what we do stand for is under attack and we say nothing? There is nothing to be ashamed of here except to allow a radical and recessive group of people to bully and intimidate our mothers and sisters and daughters for exercising their right of choice. Or use terrorism and fanaticism to block their legal rights or take the lives of their caregivers. Or design legislation that would chip away at those rights disguised as reinforcing a woman’s health.

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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.


A place to connect with Herstory at Facebook.

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Who Said There Was Any Sexism Involved In Ageism?

Who Said There Was Any Sexism Involved In Ageism? | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the...
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Vintage Vionnet Dresses (1930)

Vintage Vionnet Dresses (1930) | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Model Marion Morehouse and unidentified model wearing dresses by Vionnet, 1930
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This Dress Code Response Is Just Aces!

This Dress Code Response Is Just Aces! | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Today one of my friends was dress coded for her bra strap showing and so she wrote on the gym shirt that they gave her. It reads “Dress Code: promotes the...
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The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous

The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous | Herstory | Scoop.it
Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.
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We've Walked On The F-ing Moon, But...

We've Walked On The F-ing Moon, But... | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Auntie Mame

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“ Auntie Mame, Kings Cross, Sydney, 1970 – 71, Rennie Ellis
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Nail Polish That Changes Color When Exposed To Date Rape Drugs

Nail Polish That Changes Color When Exposed To Date Rape Drugs | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Remember IT IS NOT A WOMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREVENT RAPE. In the world we live in, however, women should be empowered with any tools in order...
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The Rape Wars: The New Nail Polish That Can Detect Roofies http://goo.gl/hiHzsB 

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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home.

Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil

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Sophia Smith Birthday

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Happy birthday, Sophia Smith! The college’s founder was born August 27, 1796. An online exhibit provides a look at her life and legacy, “a perennial blessing to the country and the world.”

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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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Famous Female Explorers

Famous Female Explorers | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women who defied tradition then and now.

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Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots | Herstory | Scoop.it
Alice Adeline Cook - Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum     Following up from the Sifter's original vintage mug shots post, this time the women get the 'spotlight' as th...

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She Had a Dream: Mae C. Jemison, First African American Woman in Space | AirSpace

Today in 1992: Mae Jemison becomes first African American woman in space. http://t.co/UKaUN3Dxmq

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Keiko Awaji

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"Jenny on the Job"

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“ "Jenny on the Job" was a series of posters issued by the Public Health Services in 1943 created by artist Kula Robbins. This specific poster is titled "Jenny on the Job - Wears styles...
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All Men Feed On Women's Blood

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Domestic violence report: Over 1,700 women slain by men in one year, 93% knew killer | WashingtonExaminer.com

Despite a nationwide effort to curb domestic violence, 1,706 women were slain by men in 2012 — and virtually all knew their killer.
A new analysis timed for this week’s 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act signed into law Sept. 13, 1994, also found that 62 percent of the women killed were “wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders.”
Many of the women died of gunshots. In fact, the report from the Violence Policy Center and provided to Secrets suggested that women don’t get a gun because women with guns in homes were three times more likely to be murdered than those with no gun in the home.
The Center’s report, titled “When Men Murder Women,” looked at 2012 data, the latest available. Alaska, South Carolina and Oklahoma were the top female murder states.

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Sophie Gimbel Designs For Saks -- And Dolls!

Sophie Gimbel Designs For Saks -- And Dolls! | Herstory | Scoop.it
Because you know I obsess over things... Like Gimbels department stores... I was working on another set of doll articles for Diane’s Doll Hospital (this time on vintage walker dolls from the 1950s;...
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About the first American fashion designer to be on the cover of Time magazine.

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15 Banknotes that Show Queen Elizabeth Age from a Child to an Elderly Woman

15 Banknotes that Show Queen Elizabeth Age from a Child to an Elderly Woman | Herstory | Scoop.it
  Born 21 April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-lived and second longest-reigning British Monarch. Being the Queen of a number of commonwealth countries, republics, territories and rea...

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Why female writers get trolled the most

Why female writers get trolled the most | Herstory | Scoop.it

With the exception of Piers Morgan, a study finds that female writers face disproportionate negativity online (RT @RoleReboot: Why female writers get trolled the most http://t.co/gJGfD8Rf5F via @Salon)...


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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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