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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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A Reminder About Our Rights: We May Have Won, But…

A Reminder About Our Rights: We May Have Won, But… | Herstory | Scoop.it
While we sane folks may be celebrating the re-election of President Obama and the slew of other positive election results, we can’t forget that the battle continues. These insane control-freaks...
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We Ladies are 53% of the population. Don't waste your vote!

We Ladies are 53% of the population. Don't waste your vote! | Herstory | Scoop.it

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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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Binders Keepers

Binders Keepers | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Scarborough also mocks “Binder-Gate”, completely missing the point of the reaction to Mitt Romney’s “Binders full of women” statement. Which is exactly what the tap-dancing Romney was trying to do. Romney want’s to hide his record, his stance, his very negative attitude towards women. It’s not the ill-phrased statement made by the perpetually awkward Romney, but the very negative scenario he was attempting to illustrate as a positive.

 

Let me spell it out for you: We don’t want to hear about binders full of resumes from qualified female candidates — which were given to you, not sought by you, Romney. We want to live in a world where hiring women, at equal pay, is common practice."

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Just Don’t Call It Slut-Shaming: A Feminist Guide to Silencing Sex Workers

Just Don’t Call It Slut-Shaming: A Feminist Guide to Silencing Sex Workers | Herstory | Scoop.it

The feminist movement really is in a pickle these days. It used to be a given that things like prostitution, pornography and stripping were bad, but nowadays there’s some resistance to these time-honoured notions. Women are increasingly coming out as sex workers and demanding rights. As feminists seek to shut down strip bars and criminalise clients, those women are complaining not just that they’ll lose their livelihood, but that they’ll be at increased risk of abuse and violence if their industries go underground! You can’t let such trivial concerns get in the way of your crusade, so below are some handy tips for discrediting these pesky meddlers.

Remember: being an actual sex worker doesn’t entitle her to speak about sex work!...


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Scarlet Letters

Scarlet Letters | Herstory | Scoop.it
The scarlet letters of this authentic suffrage poster read, “A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote Thereby Assuming Responsibility Of Citizenship.” Because that’s what voting is, a responsibility of...
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“So…my rights end where my uterus begins?”

Regarding abortion, RNC attendees recognize Mitt Romney's right to choose, but not Samantha Bee's.
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Sexism Prevails Treasury by KindnessOfStrangers on Etsy

Sexism Prevails Treasury by KindnessOfStrangers on Etsy | Herstory | Scoop.it

Sexism is alive and well, unfortunately. Look at items from our past; see today.

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Busty Girls Held Hostage By Retailers & Economy

Busty Girls Held Hostage By Retailers & Economy | Herstory | Scoop.it

Retailers, the economy, and our culture consipre against women with larger breasts.

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Feminism F.A.Q.s: What Have Women Been Told They Can’t Do?

Feminism F.A.Q.s: What Have Women Been Told They Can’t Do? | Herstory | Scoop.it
This video looks at just a few of the things women have been told they can't do, through actual legal prohibitions (e.g. voting) or social norms (riding bicycles).

Via Cindy Sullivan
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Female Olympic Athletes Still Have “Beauty” To Hurdle

Female Olympic Athletes Still Have “Beauty” To Hurdle | Herstory | Scoop.it

Today, in honor of the Olympics, in honor of the strong, skilled, and powerful US female gymnastic team, Proctor & Gamble’s official beauty Twitter account tweeted a kick in the groin to the gymnasts -- and all women really.

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A Very Good Question

A Very Good Question | Herstory | Scoop.it
Why are you afraid of me when I open my mouth but not when I open my legs? Indeed. HSU Womens Center sticker, circa 1997.
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Don't Believe In The War On Women? Would A Body Count Change Your Mind?

Don't Believe In The War On Women? Would A Body Count Change Your Mind? | Herstory | Scoop.it
We send troops to Afghanistan but ignore this?

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Happy Birthday Me

Happy Birthday Me | Herstory | Scoop.it
Birthdays are a time of reflection — but don’t worry, this isn’t one of those sentimental personal pieces full of beauty and gratitude, a wistful and wise piece about aging,...

 

[PS I'm OK; I'm not being morbid, but hoping to work up a rant. The state of affairs is terrible!]

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The only good abortion is my abortion

The only good abortion is my abortion | Herstory | Scoop.it
As I write this, it is 1:17 am on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. I am lying awake in bed, trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion. Of course, we don’t call it an abortion. We call it “a procedure” or a D&C.
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Wichita Anti-Choicer Leaders Raising Funds for Multi-Million Dollar "Pro-Life Memorial" As Children Suffer From Budget Cuts | RH Reality Check

Wichita Anti-Choicer Leaders Raising Funds for Multi-Million Dollar "Pro-Life Memorial" As Children Suffer From Budget Cuts | RH Reality Check | Herstory | Scoop.it

"At a time when many of its parishioners may be having trouble paying their mortgages and wondering how to survive massive layoffs, this church wants to erect a massively expensive monument to their victory in the murder of Dr. Tiller. Kansas' career anti-choice activists are literally salivating over a "one of a kind" tourist attraction rivaling the Creation Museum, to drive an influx of cash and the credulous."

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Meet Aparna, Mumbai's Teenage Sex Educator

Meet Aparna, Mumbai's Teenage Sex Educator | Herstory | Scoop.it

"The 16-year old daughter of a sex worker offers frank advice to underprivileged girls." In India Ink, New York Times


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Your Right To Bare Breasts

Your Right To Bare Breasts | Herstory | Scoop.it
Given all the ruckus about breast feeding in public (something which relegated me to the isolation of many a stuffy room, even during family gatherings), I consider the right to...
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Suffering Suffrage Jewelry

Suffering Suffrage Jewelry | Herstory | Scoop.it
This antique pin with peridot, amethysts, and pearls set in 9 carat rose and yellow gold — but it’s not (necessarily) suffragette jewelry. FYI, the antique brooch is hallmarked Chester...
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Miss Represented: Women's Success in the 21st Century is Still Defined by Sex

Miss Represented: Women's Success in the 21st Century is Still Defined by Sex | Herstory | Scoop.it

"As long as we tolerate being saturated by media that depicts female success as tied inextricably to the ability to attract a man and produce offspring […] we leave room for the notion that women are above all procreative vehicles."

 

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Gender Ads Project

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Scott A. Lukas, a college professor, began the Gender Ads Project, a website that analyzes women's roles in advertising in 2002. Now there's nearly 4,000 examples on the site.

 

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May Day Rising!

May Day Rising! | Herstory | Scoop.it

by LAURA KACERE, feministcampusblog.org

 

The fight on May Day is a fight for economic justice; it is a fight for a better world.

 

When I was a kid, May 1st meant giving and receiving May Day baskets from my friends. Today it just means I have to pay my rent.

 

But for the world, May 1st signifies a beautiful fight – one that has for over a century stood for the rights of workers and an end to their exploitation.

 

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Susan Sarandon Explains Why Women Need White Man’s Di*#s

Susan Sarandon Explains Why Women Need White Man’s Di*#s | Herstory | Scoop.it

Gearing up for the Unite Women nationwide march this Saturday, Susan Sarandon explains the many benefits of having a white man's dick (WMD) in this Funny or Die video. NSFW.

 

[I have the hugest crush on Sarandon -- this is just another wonderful example of why. If you only watch one video online today, this is IT.]

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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 Tomorrow
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.