Herstory
Follow
Find
11.6K views | +4 today
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from A Cultural History of Advertising
Scoop.it!

1950s: Jail Jamas- perfect gift for the newly married

1950s: Jail Jamas- perfect gift for the newly married | Herstory | Scoop.it
Jail Jamas, 1950s

 

..genuine prison stripes

 

gift card "Lose all hope ye who enter here"

 


Via k3hamilton
more...
Laura Brown's comment, March 27, 2013 10:18 PM
Cute!
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Scoop.it!

Pin Ups

Pin Ups | Herstory | Scoop.it

[F]rom the 1920s to the 1970s, certain artists—including Alberto Vargas, George Petty, Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, and Zoë Mozert—made their careers painting “pin-up” girls exclusively. This Golden Age of the pin-up art lasted until color photography took its place.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Coffee Party Feminists
Scoop.it!

Gloria Steinum is 79

Gloria Steinum is 79 | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood."~Gloria Steinem  


Via J'nene Solidarity Kay
more...
J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:27 AM

I am a part of that sisterhood. Happiest of days, Ms. Steinum. 

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Women of The Revolution
Scoop.it!

Bad girls: A history of unladylike behaviour

Bad girls: A history of unladylike behaviour | Herstory | Scoop.it
Domestic and demure. Neat and sweet. Sugar and spice and all things nice… but what happens when girls go bad?

Via Cindy Sullivan
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota)

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota) | Herstory | Scoop.it
After calling Gov. Dalrymple, I called my state legislators too. And then I sent this letter via email to all as well in response to all the insanity occurring in...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Scoop.it!

vintage Hexology book, 1962 copyright, Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish book, superstition, wedding marriage book, decorating book, good luck

vintage Hexology book, 1962 copyright, Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish book, superstition, wedding marriage book, decorating book, good luck | Herstory | Scoop.it
vintage Hexology book, 1962 copyright, Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish book, superstition, wedding marriage book, decorating book, good luck Hexology,
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

Feminist Anxiety about Domestic Violence Against Men | The ...

Feminist Anxiety about Domestic Violence Against Men | The ... | Herstory | Scoop.it
The picture about women's capacity for violence changes when taking into account domestic violence in lesbian relationships, mother's physical abuse of their children, and women who commit sexual harassment in workplace.

Via JW, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Sex History
Scoop.it!

Looking Back: Lesbian Bar Culture in the 20th century - Plenitude ...

Looking Back: Lesbian Bar Culture in the 20th century - Plenitude ... | Herstory | Scoop.it
Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold (Penguin, 1993) is an ethnography of the Buffalo lesbian community/-ies, by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis. If you haven't heard of this book and are interested in understanding more of ...

Via JW, Gracie Passette
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights | Herstory | Scoop.it

Abortion and access to contraception often get lumped with marriage equality as “social issues,” but there are reasons why they’ve played out differently. Take Portman’s own reasoning in his Op-Ed this morning: “We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.” In other words, gay and lesbian people are joining what Portman considers to be, and has historically been, a conservative institution — much like the military, where they’d already been serving in secret.

 

Although family planning used to be considered a conservative issue, there is still something more radical and terrifying about a woman not wanting to be a mother, or wanting to be a mother on her own terms. There will always be people who consider it the same as murder of a fully developed person in the world. There is still far more empathy for an embryo or fetus than for the living woman.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:35 AM

It's that last line of what I've quoted from the article which has upset me so deeply for what's now become my entire life.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Sex Positive
Scoop.it!

Michael Massaia's Stark Photographs Of Discarded Vegas Call Girl Cards

Michael Massaia's Stark Photographs Of Discarded Vegas Call Girl Cards | Herstory | Scoop.it
Michael Massaia is a documentary style photographer who specializes in black and white film. His "Lost: Las Vegas Call Girl Cards" series touches on the over-saturation of advertising, commodification, waste, and salaciousness within our culture.

Via Craftypants Carol, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:21 AM

This is what happens with most flyers and promotional pieces of paper that are handed out on the streets, put on windsheilds, etc. The fact that it's about selling sex makes me take pause...This appears to be one case where erotic images of women involved in sex work are actually adding value and humanizing the advertisements. Food for thought.

Suggested by Rosie
Scoop.it!

I Am Jane Doe

I Am Jane Doe | Herstory | Scoop.it
I was fourteen years old the night my friend G took me to my first kegger. We told my mom we were going to “a little get together.” I remember almost nothing about the evening—flashes, mostly. I re...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Coffee Party Feminists
Scoop.it!

Politics should be a part-time profession...

Politics should be a part-time profession... | Herstory | Scoop.it

Stand with ERA Action to ensure the Equal Rights Amendment is ratified! Follow us on Twitter @ERAAction Please sign the petition to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, at http://wh.gov/P6gP


Via J'nene Solidarity Kay
more...
J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:53 AM

Coffee Party is with you all the way!

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Mod Scene Weekly
Scoop.it!

1960s kitchensink classics with Rita Tushingham at London’s ICA « Modculture

1960s kitchensink classics with Rita Tushingham at London’s ICA « Modculture | Herstory | Scoop.it

A series of 1960s kitchensink classics and a Q&A with Rita Tushingham take place at London's ICA (1960s kitchensink classics with Rita Tushingham at London’s ICA http://t.co/rMoQfJDmcS)...


Via The Mod Generation
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Sex Positive
Scoop.it!

Women Making Pornography

Women Making Pornography | Herstory | Scoop.it

What I have found are films that have empowered and inspired me. Films that feature women I can identify with. Mothers and daughters, single or partnered, younger and older, thinner or plumper. Women who confront culturally imposed sanctions regulating their behavior, and deeply felt issues shaping their lives. Women who reject the speed limits of desire enforced upon women. Women who refuse to be labeled.

 

Behind these films are educated women with high ideals and intriguing visions. Women who object to the discriminating portrayal of their sex in porn and popular media, and who speak up for women sexually and politically. Some of them stay clear of the “porn” word lest they turn their targeted audience away from their work. Instead they market their films as “adult,” “explicit,” “sensual,” or “erotic.” But others refuse to allow men free rein in defining porn, and therefore claim the “porn” word as a way to subversively change its meaning.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 27, 2013 9:57 AM

Also from the article:

 

Nielsen/NetRatings surveys have repeatedly found that women represent approximately a third of all online porn consumers. A new major international research project on people’s everyday uses of porn (in any format) also quotes this number in a preliminary report, which furthermore reveals that younger women show significantly greater interest in porn than do older women, suggesting a generational shift that may eventually “reduce the overall differences between male and female interest in pornography.”[iii] In 2010, the UK-based edition of the women’s magazine Cosmopolitan found that 60 percent of its readers have watched porn and an additional 14 percent said that they were open to the idea.[iv]

 

Nevertheless, a “woman watching porn” is still surrounded by a lot of social stigmas. Even researching porn is not a neutral topic. I’ve received many awkward reactions, unwelcome solicitations, and unkind rejections from people when they find out about my work on porn.

Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

I F-ing Love Science Facebook Run By A Girl, Stupid People Respond With Their Outside Voice

Last week, Elise Andrew, who runs the I F*cking Love Science Facebook page that has 4.3 million fans, posted a link to her newly created Twitter account, which included a photo of her.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Coffee Party Feminists
Scoop.it!

Women's history month: Ann Richards

Women's history month: Ann Richards | Herstory | Scoop.it

It’s women’s history month and there is so much to celebrate. Stay tuned as we highlight some of our favorite moments in women’s history and EMILY’s List History. Today we look back to 1990 when Ann Richards was elected the first woman governor of Texas in her own right. 


Via J'nene Solidarity Kay
more...
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Coffee Party Feminists
Scoop.it!

Moments from the feminist movement

Moments from the feminist movement | Herstory | Scoop.it
The work-vs.-home question has resurfaced with the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s book, “Lean In,” but it has always been an issue in the modern women’s movement.

Via J'nene Solidarity Kay
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Women in History
Scoop.it!

Female Pirates: Anne Bonny & Mary Reade

Female Pirates: Anne Bonny & Mary Reade | Herstory | Scoop.it
Come on a rollicking ride with two of the most famous female pirates ever to brave the waves.

Via Laura Brown
more...
dj Goddessa's curator insight, March 19, 2013 12:47 PM

Fascinating stories!!!  :))

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Kinsanity
Scoop.it!

People Who Can't Control Themselves Control The People Around Them

People Who Can't Control Themselves Control The People Around Them | Herstory | Scoop.it

When people can't modulate their own anxieties and insecurities, one partner's options and priorities are sacrificed on the alter of the other's fears, whether those options are a new baby, a new job, or new sexual behavior. You also fear that if your partner doesn't need you, because he or she can take care of himself/herself, then he or she wouldn't want you or choose you. This makes you fear your partner becoming more emotionally autonomous as much as you fear it in yourself.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, March 18, 2013 12:39 PM
You see this culturally too, in politics.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Scoop.it!

Watch The Objectification

Watch The Objectification | Herstory | Scoop.it
I’ve often viewed sexual objectification as a passive-aggressive thing. As in the human being objectified (most often a woman) is passive to the aggressive actions (usually from men). What clinches...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Coffee Party Feminists
Scoop.it!

Shame on CNN: Apologize for Steubenville coverage (petition).

Shame on CNN: Apologize for Steubenville coverage (petition). | Herstory | Scoop.it

Yesterday a guilty verdict was handed down in the Steubenville rape case, where a 16-year-old girl was raped repeatedly by boys on a high school football team. The verdict was the beginning of justice for this brave young girl, but CNN's coverage was awful.

 

The entire CNN panel, including Candy Crowley, reporter Poppy Harlow and legal analyst Paul Callan focused on what a tragedy this was for the boys and what a shame it was that their lives had been ruined--as if the rape was some sort of unfortunate accident and they hadn't committed a very serious, very invasive and very life-altering for the survivor, crime.

 

CNN didn't focus on what this verdict meant for Jane Doe--only sad reflections on the "destroyed" lives of these boys--boys who were caught on tape raping a girl. This is wrong and CNN owes us all an apology. Can you add your name to the petition?


Via J'nene Solidarity Kay
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Another emample of the culture lag -- even when the laws and courts finally get verdicts right, media & public opnion is still so far off-base.

more...
J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:19 AM

Join me in signing this petition.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Lingerie Love
Scoop.it!

Artist Rachelle Beaudoin on Kathleen Hanna's "Slut" proclamation and co-opted sexuality

Artist Rachelle Beaudoin on Kathleen Hanna's "Slut" proclamation and co-opted sexuality | Herstory | Scoop.it

Artist Rachelle Beaudoin examines the female identity in popular culture using commercial icongraphy. Challenging what is presented as mainstream feminine sexuality, Beaudoin's take on figure-shaping and labeling is as jarring as it is thought-provoking.

 

..."I'm going to do three different performances kind of relating to clothing, underwear and intimacy in different ways."


Via Gracie Passette
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns | Herstory | Scoop.it

The National Rifle Association and its allies are challenging states’ efforts to take guns away from domestic violence offenders who have been served with civil protection orders.

 

...

For all its rage and terror, the episode might well have been prevented. Had Mr. Holten lived in one of a handful of states, the protection order would have forced him to relinquish his firearms. But that is not the case in Washington and most of the country, in large part because of the influence of the National Rifle Association and its allies.

 

Advocates for domestic violence victims have long called for stricter laws governing firearms and protective orders. Their argument is rooted in a grim statistic: when women die at the hand of an intimate partner, that hand is more often than not holding a gun.

 

In these most volatile of human dramas, they contend, the right to bear arms must give ground to the need to protect a woman’s life.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Consumption Junction
Scoop.it!

PHOTO: Retailer's Full-Figured Mannequins In Lingerie Go Viral

PHOTO: Retailer's Full-Figured Mannequins In Lingerie Go Viral | Herstory | Scoop.it
A clothing retailer from Sweden got a virtual round of applause from Facebook users this week after a photograph featuring two fuller-figured mannequins rocking nothing but purple-hued boy shorts and matching bras went viral.
more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 16, 2013 7:36 PM

Actually very beautiful too!

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Sex Positive
Scoop.it!

Your Phone Wants You To Have Sex Now

Your Phone Wants You To Have Sex Now | Herstory | Scoop.it

There’s an app for that? Now your phone tells you when to have sex.

 

[T]he new trend in this technology is tracking something that women have monitored for centuries – the menstrual cycle. Given some basic information, apps like Kindara tell women when to have sex so they can plan or prevent pregnancy.

more...
Tess Giles Marshall's comment, March 16, 2013 4:31 AM
Well I almost wish I was still pre-menopause so I could try this out!!
Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 17, 2013 4:57 PM

To plan or prevent pregnancy is rather surprising!