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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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My embarrassing picture went viral

My embarrassing picture went viral | Herstory | Scoop.it
When strangers mocked me for my weight, it was a lesson in Internet cruelty, mean girls -- and fighting back
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A real life she-roe

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Savant Artist's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:00 PM

A great article from a very strong and beautiful person.

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Ah, The Chick’s An Old Battle Ax

Ah, The Chick’s An Old Battle Ax | Herstory | Scoop.it
The “new woman” rode bicycles — and she smoked and likely even chewed tobaccie. So it makes sense that folks would advertise tobacco directly to her. In this antique tobacco...
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History in advertising

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Vintage Missouri Schnucks 1980 Supermarket Store

Vintage Missouri Schnucks 1980 Supermarket Store | Herstory | Scoop.it
Explore gregg_koenig's photos on Flickr. gregg_koenig has uploaded 5090 photos to Flickr.
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No one asked "Paper or plastic" as it was all paper.

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Tired Horses, Frensham School, 1934...

Tired Horses, Frensham School, 1934... | Herstory | Scoop.it
lauramcphee: “ Tired Horses, Frensham School, 1934 (Harold Cazneaux) ”
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Writer Carolyn Cassady was 'the grande dame of the Beat Generation' - The Globe and Mail

Writer Carolyn Cassady was 'the grande dame of the Beat Generation' - The Globe and Mail | Herstory | Scoop.it
Writer Carolyn Cassady was 'the grande dame of the Beat Generation'
The Globe and Mail
She was the inspiration for the character Camille, the second wife of Dean Moriarty, the “wild yea-saying overburst of American joy” who makes the novel go go go.
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Queen Nzinga Mbande

Queen Nzinga Mbande | Herstory | Scoop.it

Queen Nzinga Mbande was a ruthless and powerful 17th century African ruler of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms (modern-day Angola). Nzinga fearlessly and cleverly fought for the freedom and stature of her kingdoms against the Portuguese, who were colonizing the area at the time.


Around the turn of the 17th century, the independent kingdoms and states of the Central African coast were threatened by Portuguese attempts to colonize Luanda. (Luanda, today the capital of Angola, was founded in 1576.) Portugal sought to colonize the region in order to control the trade in African slaves, and attacked many of their old trading partners to further this goal.


Unlike many other rulers at the time, Nzinga was able to adapt to these changing circumstances and fluctuations in power around her. By her own determination...

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The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect

The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect | Herstory | Scoop.it

In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.

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Ann & John Davis, Revolutionary War Heroes: Wherein I geek out over history (again)

Ann & John Davis, Revolutionary War Heroes: Wherein I geek out over history (again) | Herstory | Scoop.it

About Ann Davis, a 16 year-old girl hand-picked by General Washington to sneak messages across British lines during the Revolutionary War.

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Hazel Lee (1912-1944) was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military

Hazel Lee (1912-1944) was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“Hazel Lee [1912-1944]
Experienced women pilots, like Lee, were eager to join the WASP, and responded to interview requests by Cochran. Members of the WASP reported to Avenger Field, in...
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Shockingly, Hollywood Still Refuses to Let Actresses Age At All

Shockingly, Hollywood Still Refuses to Let Actresses Age At All | Herstory | Scoop.it
Writing a long, long time ago in a papercut delivery mechanism called “a magazine,” Susan Sontag pointed out that our culture has a double-standard when it comes to aging.

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How 'plucky' heroines of 1914-18 seized chance to advance women's freedoms

In a new book about the home front in the first world war, Kate Adie hails the women who challenged discrimination, writes Vanessa Thorpe (This looks like an interesting book


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How does your husband like the ‘research’ for your erotica?

How does your husband like the ‘research’ for your erotica? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Chuck Wendig asked women authors to tell the idiotic/sexist/misogynist/offensive questions they get asked. Read the whole comments thread.


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The Social and Legal Arguments for Allowing Women to Go Topless in Public

The Social and Legal Arguments for Allowing Women to Go Topless in Public | Herstory | Scoop.it
Advocates of female toplessness say current laws enforce damaging views of women's bodies. 

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See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/2012/05/your-right-to-bare-breasts/

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ca. 1840-80, “Saucy Wench”

ca. 1840-80, “Saucy Wench” | Herstory | Scoop.it

Your knowing wink and brazen stare,

Are just the signs that do declare,

(Howe’er you think conceal’d by art,)

An empty head and callous heart.

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Women in hetero romantic roles

Women in hetero romantic roles | Herstory | Scoop.it
We can have discussions until the end of time about how women are put into hetero romantic roles far too often in media and how often this is done in an extremely problematic and sexist way. We can...
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I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker

I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker.
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“ Tina Fey talking about her daughter Alice.
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On the idea of ‘winning the girl’

On the idea of ‘winning the girl’ | Herstory | Scoop.it

Indeed, the idea of ‘winning the girl’ – of overcoming female objections or resistance through repeated and frequently escalating efforts – is central to most of our modern romantic narratives. (Female persistence, by contrast, is viewed as pathetic.) And the more I think about instances of creepiness, harassment and stalking that culminate in either the threat or actuality of sexual assault, the more I’m convinced that a massive part of the problem is this socially sanctioned idea that men are fundamentally entitled to persist.

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The modern woman’s definition of success according to LinkedIn

The modern woman’s definition of success according to LinkedIn | Herstory | Scoop.it
First comes career, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For nearly three quarters of women (74%) worldwide, this is the order in which they measure accomplishment.

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A Trio of Female Country and Western Musicians, 1935

A Trio of Female Country and Western Musicians, 1935 | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Country and Western musicians, 1935
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13 Great Female Characters In Hollywood Who Weren’t Relegated To Romance

13 Great Female Characters In Hollywood Who Weren’t Relegated To Romance | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Diahann Carroll admiring the Barbie doll based on her from her TV show “Julia”

Diahann Carroll admiring the Barbie doll based on her from her TV show “Julia” | Herstory | Scoop.it

(circa 1969)

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Sebastian Avery Morris

Sebastian Avery Morris | Herstory | Scoop.it

I am a Religious Studies Student at Temple University, and the sacristan at St. Clement's Episcopal Church, an historic Anglo-Catholic Parish in Philadelphia.
Politically I am a Christian Socialist with strong Distributist and Neo-Luddite tendencies. I live in South Philadelphia with my husband Xopher, who is a graphic artist. I'm always happy to discuss religion, progressive politics, or LGBTQ issues.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:44 PM

It seems a rare find in today's world of loud-mouthed hate-mongers, but there are sane Christian voices too.


Don't let the photo scare ya; he has positive commentary on that too - it can be found here http://sebastianmorris.tumblr.com/post/60765550436/goandannouce

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Songstress Shirley Bassey, Wales, England, 1955

Songstress Shirley Bassey, Wales, England, 1955 | Herstory | Scoop.it

So much to feast the eyes on here! blackhistoryalbum: “ SONG BIRD | 1955 Songstress Shirley Bassey, Wales, England, 1955. From the book, Black Britian: A Photographic HIstory. Follow us on WEB TUMBLR...

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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.
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