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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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Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat.

Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat. | Herstory | Scoop.it

When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.

It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”

I mean, it’s just true.

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Lingerie Football Coach Sexually Threatens Player in Fun Promo Video

Lingerie Football Coach Sexually Threatens Player in Fun Promo Video | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Lingerie Football League — which recently renamed itself the Legends Football League and made a big production of women getting real, protective uniforms but those new real, protective uniforms look suspiciously exactly like lingerie — has posted a promotional video to its YouTube channel where one of its coaches yells at a player "I'm going to fuck you in the face!" Charming.

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Queer African American Women & the History of Marriage

Queer African American Women & the History of Marriage | Herstory | Scoop.it

This photo and headline accompanied an article from the October 15, 1970 issue of Jet magazine.

 

...However, decades prior to this bold public display of queer affection, African American female couples in New York strategized alternative ways to obtain marriage licenses in the 1920s and 30s:


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Raziyya-al-din or Razia Sultana was a 13th century ruler of Delhi who ruled for four years before being killed, possibly by her military generals.

Raziyya-al-din or Razia Sultana was a 13th century ruler of Delhi who ruled for four years before being killed, possibly by her military generals. | Herstory | Scoop.it
vintageindianclothing: “ “ While the historical Razia has yet to find her place, the mythical Razia, her polar opposite in every sense, has found an audience of many lakhs of people. (India’s Immortal...
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1913 Girls in Buckskin Dress

1913 Girls in Buckskin Dress | Herstory | Scoop.it

Title: Kiawa [sic] Indian Girls in Buckskin dress Creator: Bates Date: 1913 Part Of: Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection Place: Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Physical...

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Playboy Bunny Facts

Playboy Bunny Facts | Herstory | Scoop.it

The original Playboy Bunnies were required to be able to identify 143 brands of liquor and how to make 20 different cocktails as part of their job.

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On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now:...

On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now:... | Herstory | Scoop.it
“On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and,...”
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What "Rape Culture" Means

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If Gals Did as Men Do!

If Gals Did as Men Do! | Herstory | Scoop.it

A Man Wouldn't Be Safe On The Street...And If You Don't Like That, You're A Square!

From Eyeful, April 1955.


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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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Sharon Tate

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jeanjeanie61: “ Sharon Tate http://sensationalsharontate.blogspot.co.uk
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Carole King musical to debut in San Francisco prior to Broadway

Carole King musical to debut in San Francisco prior to Broadway | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," a new stage biography of the American singer-songwriter, will have an out-of-town tryout in San Francisco in September before making its scheduled Broadway debut in spring 2014.
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Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - National Women's History Museum

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - National Women's History Museum | Herstory | Scoop.it

A native of Missouri, Josephine Baker is remembered for her sultry and comedic stage routines that captivated audiences across the European continent as the Jazz Age unfolded in the United States. During World War II, however, the dancer and singer known as “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl,” or “Creole Goddess” performed a much more important role for her adopted country of France: that of undercover operative in the French Resistance.

 

In addition to serving as a sub-lieutenant in the Women’s Auxiliary of the French Air Force, Baker maintained an exhaustive performance schedule throughout the war, entertaining both French and American troops. These appearances in many of Europe’s wartime cities provided an excellent cover for the different covert activities she undertook on behalf of the Allied cause.

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The Best Thing A Girl Can Be In This World, A Beautiful Little Fool

The Best Thing A Girl Can Be In This World, A Beautiful Little Fool | Herstory | Scoop.it

From Sylvia Plath’s copy of The Great Gatsby.

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A Slip of a Girl: National Corset Week History

A Slip of a Girl: National Corset Week History | Herstory | Scoop.it

A vintage National Corset Week store window (via), sometime after 1952, when the British industry introduced the advertising week.

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Move Over Barbie: This Dress Up Is for Real

Move Over Barbie: This Dress Up Is for Real | Herstory | Scoop.it

Austin, Texas based “lifestyle” photographer Jaime C. Moore is sick of Barbie. And Disney Princesses too. Now before your feathers get all ruffled, let’s talk about why. As the mother of a 5 year-old daughter and a professional photographer, Jaime wanted to take photos of her daughter in new and creative ways that would not only look great on film, but also get her daughter thinking about the kind of woman she can grow up to be. So she turned to real women like Marie Curie, Sojourner Truth and those featured here for inspiration, and what came out, is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

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So awesome, I could scream!

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Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe

Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe | Herstory | Scoop.it

Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:

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Asshat Reactions to Angelina Jolie's Double-Mastectomy

Asshat Reactions to Angelina Jolie's Double-Mastectomy | Herstory | Scoop.it
recordsandcigarettes: “ sad-teeth: “ So today Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy, which is the removal of one’s breasts, to prevent Breast cancer. So instead of praising Angelina on her bravery, men...
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Do people react like this to testicular cancer surgeries? No. No, they do not.

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Today in 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Formed the National Woman Suffrage Association

Today in 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Formed the National Woman Suffrage Association | Herstory | Scoop.it

It wouldn’t be until 51 years later that women would win the right to vote.

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This Is A Film Reflecting My Disgust At The Acceptance Of Racism In The Fashion Industry

This Is A Film Reflecting My Disgust  At The Acceptance Of Racism In The Fashion Industry | Herstory | Scoop.it
“ “Untitled” by Nick Knight [x] ”
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No, You Cannot Substitute ‘Sex’ For ‘Rape’

No, You Cannot Substitute ‘Sex’ For ‘Rape’ | Herstory | Scoop.it

by TARA CULP-RESSLER

 

(Credit: Change.org)

 

On Friday afternoon, the Associated Press ran a story about a young woman in Washington state who alleges that her high school’s officials failed to protect her from a 16-year-old boy who raped her on school property, and even allowed the boy to remain in the same classroom with her after her guardian reported she was being harassed by him. The school continues to deny most of her claims, and she is seeking at least $400,000 in damages.

 

In its headline about the story, the AP chose to characterize the encounter — which took place in a bathroom at the high school — as “restroom sex”:

 

 

[More by clicking the headline]


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Facebook Finally Pulls Page of Sexist, Violent Jokes About Female Marines… Three Years Late

Facebook Finally Pulls Page of Sexist, Violent Jokes About Female Marines… Three Years Late | Herstory | Scoop.it
After three years a Facebook page dedicated to making violent jokes targeted at female marines has finally been taken down.

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Violence is ok; but don't show a nipple!

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Victoria Woodhull Biography

Victoria Woodhull Biography | Herstory | Scoop.it

Born Victoria Claflin on September 23, 1838, in Homer, Ohio, Victoria Woodhull was a radical in many ways during her lifetime, and made history in 1872 as the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States. She and her sister, Tennessee Celeste Claflin, became involved in the spiritualist movement of the 1800s. Woodhull became a popular medium, traveling around with her sister to entertain audiences.

 

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May 10, 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman candidate for U.S. President. She was nominated by the Equal Rights Party.

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Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy

Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy | Herstory | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Smart became a household name after she was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 14 and held in captivity for nine months.
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Domestic Violence Permission Slips

Domestic Violence Permission Slips | Herstory | Scoop.it

We, as a society, give many permission slips to abusers, excusing their abuse, violence & control with claims of “understandable stressors.” Perhaps no category of these permission slips is larger, more pervasive, than the economical permission slips.

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