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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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I Can’t Decide If I’m A Nerd Or A Geek; Maybe It’s The Gender Bias

I Can’t Decide If I’m A Nerd Or A Geek; Maybe It’s The Gender Bias | Herstory | Scoop.it
I don’t suppose it matters, really, if I am a “nerd” or a “geek.” But this “Geeks vs Nerds” infographic got me thinking… First it was just the statements in...
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A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years

A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years | Herstory | Scoop.it

By PAT GAROFALO, Think Progress

 

As of today — which is Equal Pay Day 2012 — women make 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Over the course of a woman’s career, that disparity adds up to more than $430,000 in lost wages for an individual woman. As Center for American Progress economic analyst Matt Separa noted, the pay gap means that women fall behind economically in a number of ways:

 

Because of this gap women working full time are able to afford less education, housing, transportation, food, and health care for themselves and their families than their male counterparts. As a result women and female-headed households are more likely to be in poverty and less likely to have health insurance. The pay gap translates into a significant economic disadvantage for women and their families, especially when nearly two-thirds (63.9 percent) of women are now either the primary breadwinner or a co-breadwinner, bringing home at least 25 percent of their family’s income.

 

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I Know a Lot About Welfare Mothers

I Know a Lot About Welfare Mothers | Herstory | Scoop.it

by HAPPY IN NM, Daily Kos

When I was going through my divorce, my daughter and I went to LA for my mother's 70th birthday celebration. While we were gone, my husband closed our business. The office had been emptied of everything. He also took whatever money was in the business account, which was the only account we had. I had nothing, except a place to live until the bills came due. I also had one 6 year old daughter who was inclined to eat periodically. My parents were living exclusively on Social Security, so they could offer little financial help. With few choices and much trepidation  [MORE]


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Jessica English's comment, April 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Thank you for sharing this article. I think it is so important to share experiences of real people, and not the oft touted fiction that passes for fair and balanced news in other parts.
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Stephen Colbert's New Segment 'Lady Heroes' Handles The War On Women

Stephen Colbert's New Segment 'Lady Heroes' Handles The War On Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
The first 'hero' featured is a real gem.

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A new report says political conservatives have a much better sex life than Democrats by Andrew Malcolm

Republicans, especially older conservatives, have a far better sex life than young liberals...

 

I don't think they (Match) knows how trully funny this is from such lying liars!

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That Feminist Dyke: Feminist texts written by women of color

That Feminist Dyke: Feminist texts written by women of color | Herstory | Scoop.it

This list is still a work in progress.

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Women Supreme Court Justices Celebrate 30 Years Since Court's First Female

Women Supreme Court Justices Celebrate 30 Years Since Court's First Female | Herstory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The only four women to serve as Supreme Court justices gathered Wednesday night to celebrate Sandra Day O'Connor's pathbreaking arrival on the bench three decades ago.

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How To Dress For Success: Suffragette Edition

How To Dress For Success: Suffragette Edition | Herstory | Scoop.it

In The Washington Post, November 1, 1909, an unidentified “London fashion designer” gets bitchy and judgmental about how suffragettes dress. 

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Women in the World 2012: Hillary Clinton: Women Need to Be Able to Choose

Why do extremists—in every country—want to control women? The Secretary of State said that even the U.S. ought to live its own values because "America needs ...
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Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance | Herstory | Scoop.it
The speculation is a misogynistic assault, the actress writes, and it’s time to change the conversation.
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Political landmark for Nancy Pelosi: She marks 25 years in elected politics this week

Political landmark for Nancy Pelosi: She marks 25 years in elected politics this week | Herstory | Scoop.it

SFGate.com blog

 

It was 25 years ago this week — April 7, 1987 to be exact — that a mother of five named Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi won the first of what would be a very long string of election victories, a critical marker on the road to the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Pelosi’s long march in politics, culminating in her becoming the Speaker of the House, began when she was the victor in that 1987 bare knuckles special election battle to be the Democratic nominee in what was then California’s Fifth Congressional district.

 

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Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law | Herstory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.

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Toward a More Inclusive America: Telling the Story of Women in America

Toward a More Inclusive America: Telling the Story of Women in America | Herstory | Scoop.it

by KEN SALIZAR,

U.S. Secretary of the Interior,

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As Women's History Month comes to a close, I am reminded that two very influential women in American history -- Clara Barton and Rachel Carson -- began their careers as employees of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  [MORE]


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FAST FACTS: The Marriage Gap

The Voter Participation Center

 

The Voter Participation Center discovered the marriage gap as a key dynamic in American politics today, with marital status being a strong predictor of whether one registers and votes. [MORE]


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Obama wants women at Augusta

Obama wants women at Augusta | Herstory | Scoop.it
President Obama on Thursday made clear his view on the membership of women at the Augusta National Golf Club: They should be admitted.

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New Study Links Traditional Marriage to War on Women

New Study Links Traditional Marriage to War on Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

by JASON STANFORD, huffintonpost.com

 

When Gallup came out with a new poll showing the president opening up an 18-point lead with women, pundits blamed the war on women. But according to a new study, Republicans might have someone entirely different to blame: Ann Romney.

 

In fact, the academic study that helps explain the country's gender gap has nothing specifically to do with Ann Romney, but rather the fact that she doesn't work outside the home. A recent study by Sreedhari Desai, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that men in traditional marriages with stay-at-home wives had negative attitudes about working women and organizations led by women, and they were more likely to deny opportunities to women. [MORE]

 


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At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes "Women As Livestock" Bill

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes "Women As Livestock" Bill | Herstory | Scoop.it

Barbarism. Who would want to put a woman through that?

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Ratify ERA

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GOP War on Women an Important Undercurrent in Scott Walker Recall Effort

Rachel Maddow reviews recent headlines of violence and intimidation at Planned Parenthood clinics in Wisconsin and traces the extremist anti-abortion, anti-contraception roots of unpopular Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. ...

 

[One reason why I love Rachel Maddow; she talks about issues that most do not.]

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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 Wikipedia 

 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris). The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. In 1966 the General Assembly adopted the two detailed Covenants, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; and in 1976, after the Covenants had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law. [MORE]

 

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Violence Against Women Act Needs Your Voice Now!

Violence Against Women Act Needs Your Voice Now! | Herstory | Scoop.it
Take action for women's rights, take action with NOW.
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3 Ways Women Workers are Fighting Discrimination, Wage Theft, and Abuse on the Job | Gender | AlterNet

3 Ways Women Workers are Fighting Discrimination, Wage Theft, and Abuse on the Job | Gender | AlterNet | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women workers are attacking low pay and bias from many angles, assailing wage laws that exclude them, suing over outright discrimination, and trying to organize unions.
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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.