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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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Welcome Back to School, Girls. And Mind Those Breasts!

Welcome Back to School, Girls. And Mind Those Breasts! | Herstory | Scoop.it
My daughters' school has a new dress code: No bellies. No buns. No breasts. Funny how it's all about girls, not boys.
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Laura Brown's comment, September 17, 2013 9:04 PM
The girls are the ones showing up with most of their skin exposed. Other than showing their boxers, the boys have far less exposure. I'm glad if schools are enforcing dress codes. I get annoyed seeing young women with their ass, boobs and belly exposed. They look like they should be acting on some TV show like Dukes of Hazard, or some other show geared for men who want to see soft porn on TV.
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A Beautiful Body Project

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A Movement Of Women Rising Up To Transform Body Image In Mass Media Through Untouched Photographs, Essays, Audio, And Video! Book Volume 1: Mothers Is Coming Feb 2014!
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Women And Girls Don't Need To Be Told To Be Nicer

Women And Girls Don't Need To Be Told To Be Nicer | Herstory | Scoop.it

The trouble is that, for women, being "nice" often translates into putting up with things we should never put up with. How many times has some creep sat uncomfortably close to me on the bus and stared me down, yet I’m too afraid to just get up and move, lest I offend him?

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Laura Brown's comment, September 17, 2013 9:07 PM
In this case, I think the shirt is more about not having sex than being nice. I do agree with what you wrote about being nice. We do seem to think being nice and being a doormat are the same thing. I try not to fall into that and only be as nice as I feel I want to be. Nice is about being polite, not taking abuse.
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Goldfrapp unveils must-watch short film exploring gender identity

Goldfrapp unveils must-watch short film exploring gender identity | Herstory | Scoop.it

British band is getting ready to release their sixth studio album Tales Of Us (Goldfrapp unveils short film exploring gender identity http://t.co/000SVXN7ct)...


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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Vintage Style

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Vintage Style | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Rape jokes are not jokes.

Rape jokes are not jokes. | Herstory | Scoop.it

Woman-hating jokes are not jokes. These guys are telling you what they think. When you laugh along to get their approval, you give them yours.


Thomas Millar, Meet the Predators. 

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Laura Brown's comment, September 17, 2013 9:09 PM
Most jokes are bashing someone. It's pretty rare to find someone who is truly just funny. Either they are bashing some group of people: fat people, short people, women, etc or they are putting themselves down in an attempt to get people to laugh with them but not at them.
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From Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge:... - Processed Lives

From Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge:... - Processed Lives | Herstory | Scoop.it

From Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge: Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern Era edited by Micaela Di Leonardo (Photo: From Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge: Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern Era edited by...


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History, Bitches: Episode #9: Ada "Bricktop" Smith (Show Notes)

History, Bitches: Episode #9: Ada "Bricktop" Smith (Show Notes) | Herstory | Scoop.it

But her life isn’t just some rags-to-riches story boasting a supporting cast of names like Jack Johnson, Cole Porter, and Frank Sinatra. It provides a glimpse into the African-American community, in the United States and abroad, from the early 1900s through the 1980s.

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Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here’s why it matters. | Unofficial Prognosis, Scientific American Blog Network

Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here’s why it matters. | Unofficial Prognosis, Scientific American Blog Network | Herstory | Scoop.it

It’s tough to prove gender bias. In a real-world setting, typically the most we can do is identify differences in outcome. A man is selected for hire ... (You know who's bad at science?


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I Learned Everything I Know About Dating From Watching Soap Operas

I Learned Everything I Know About Dating From Watching Soap Operas | Herstory | Scoop.it
I think when my mom and grandma let me watch General Hospital as a toddler, they meant it as a form of baby-sitting. They had no idea I’d go on to use it as my perpetual guide to life....

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Soaprah's curator insight, August 27, 2013 5:50 PM

Personally, I find this fascinating!

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A 'monumental' win for marriage rights in New Mexico

A 'monumental' win for marriage rights in New Mexico | Herstory | Scoop.it

The decision came in response to a legal fight launched by a Jen Roper, New Mexico woman with cancer, who wants New Mexico to recognize her longtime partner, Angelique Neuman, on her death certificate. Judge Malott not only agreed, he went further, incorporating a related case in which several same-sex couples sought marriage licenses.

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The Standard Hotels, DuJour Media, and Violence Against Women

The Standard Hotels, DuJour Media, and Violence Against Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

DuJour is a new fashion/lifestyle magazine published nationally with localized issues for major cities. The Standard is a “boutique” hotel chain with locations in New York, Miami, and L.A. The image above looks to be taken from the NYC edition (based on the small print on the facing page). Somewhere in the offices where each of these companies does business, one assumes that entire teams of people looked at this and thought it was ok. At an ad agency hired by The Standard, some bright young creative type came up with this ad* in response to the challenge to market a hotel chain to rich people, a group that must certainly include many, many women. All three of these companies made the decision to use violence against women to market a product. Apparently, this isn’t the first time The Standard has been criticized for their advertising choices. Claire Darrow, creative director for Andre Balazs Properties has said these choices amount to “surrendering our ads to art, so to speak…We want to contribute to the magazines…We don’t just want to advertise.” (Update for clarity: This piece is part of a series by Erwin Wurm called “One Minute Sculptures”)


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Laura Brown's comment, August 28, 2013 1:03 PM
My first thought was that her other arm is missing, her head may be under the suitcase. Either way, how does that advertise the hotel? Don't they have staff who would have offered to help her? Whatever the situation, heavy luggage, violence, illness... why would a hotel advertise by showing a woman down on the ground? I think that is more the point for me.
Gracie Passette's comment, August 30, 2013 12:32 AM
How can anyone see anything positive about this image? Hurt, wounded, murdered, whatever ~ "immobility" is counter to "travel", isn't it?
vanbachbn's comment, September 3, 2013 11:15 PM
Either way, how does that advertise the hotel? Don't they have staff who would have offered to help her?
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c. 1921: The Correct Postures for Housework

c. 1921: The Correct Postures for Housework | Herstory | Scoop.it
The Correct Postures for Housework, c. 1921
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Women - Especially Lesbians- Are Shallow Money Sucking Beasts Says President of Marriage Policy

Women - Especially Lesbians- Are Shallow Money Sucking Beasts Says President of Marriage Policy | Herstory | Scoop.it

Just a few days before Women’s Equality Day, the President of the Center for Marriage Policy, David R. Usher, made a very bold statement, accusing women, especially lesbians, of being shallow, money-sucking beasts who desire to enslave men.  His article in Renew America on August 21 has triggered a landslide of reactions from many people, including the LGBTQ community, wondering which dense brain cell he could have pulled his theories out of.


According to David Usher, same sex marriages (especially between women), if allowed to spread across the nation, will spur a mass enslavement of men.  How will this occur?  Apparently, lesbian women are primed to get themselves pregnant outside of their partnership by unsuspecting straight and even gay males, who they will then demand child-support from, raping the tax-payers to support their “sinful” lifestyle.  He even goes so far as to suggest that single mothers would marry each other in order to collect double child-support and cause an economic slavery to occur for heterosexual men everywhere.

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Armpits 4 August = Female Movember? Meet the women growing their armpit hair for a good cause - Telegraph

Armpits 4 August = Female Movember? Meet the women growing their armpit hair for a good cause - Telegraph | Herstory | Scoop.it
Hundreds of women across the UK have been growing their armpit hair for a good cause during August. Dubbed the 'female Movember', Radhika Sanghani meets those who have ditched the razors during the hottest month of the year.
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Take the Oath for a House United

Take the Oath for a House United | Herstory | Scoop.it
Hundreds of women across the country are taking the #houseunited Oath to urge the House of Representatives to pass #immigration reform that is fair to women. Will you join us?

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Newly-Discovered Tomb Confirms That Badass Women Ran Ancient Peru

Newly-Discovered Tomb Confirms That Badass Women Ran Ancient Peru | Herstory | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in over two decades -- which they say confirms their belief that powerful women ruled the region 1,200 years ago.
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LilibethAndre's curator insight, August 24, 2013 2:26 PM

Are we at the turning point between Yin and Yang once again? How would this affect our world today?

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Having the Sexism Talk: Lessons for My Daughter | The Nation

Having the Sexism Talk: Lessons for My Daughter  | The Nation | Herstory | Scoop.it
Feminist education comes in waves, not from just one talk. (At what age do we tell our daughters to defy gender norms? http://t.co/GH6qWlT4qZ)

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Discussing What's Going On In These Antique Photographs

Discussing What's Going On In These Antique Photographs | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Join the conversation, follow the links, share what you know!

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Strong women were pillars behind civil rights movement

Strong women were pillars behind civil rights movement | Herstory | Scoop.it
The March on Washington was a sign of unity and hope, but women were all but written out of the history surrounding that day.

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Lola Jennings- Edquist's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:28 PM

One of my favourite articles. Rosa Parks, who helped start the civil rights movement in America, is often completely overshadowed by Martin Luther King, even though it was her actions of staying seated on that bus that spurred him, and thousands of African Americans, on. The fact that to this day, Luther King Jr. still gets more recognition than Parks is ridiculous, given that they were both heroes and hugely important to gaining civil rights in the USA. 

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Mothers Least Likely to be Given Flexible Work Schedules

Mothers Least Likely to be Given Flexible Work Schedules | Herstory | Scoop.it
Mothers are among the least likely to be granted flexible work arrangements. (In the age of "Lean In" and "Having It All," mothers are still getting a bad rap in the work place.

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Why retail giant M&S prefer 'womanism' to feminism in its new ad? - Economic Times

Why retail giant M&S prefer 'womanism' to feminism in its new ad? - Economic Times | Herstory | Scoop.it

Economic Times Why retail giant M&S prefer 'womanism' to feminism in its new ad? Economic Times It's like "girl power": feminism with the awkward bits stripped away. It's the feminism where clothes are presumed important.


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Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally

Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally | Herstory | Scoop.it

I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children. I trust that they are decent enough and wise enough and worthy enough to carry the right of Abortion and not be forced to criminally exercise that Right at the risk of death or jail time.

There was no mistake us making Abortion legal and available on demand. That was what we call progress. Just like it was no mistake that we abolished institutional racism in this country around the same time. The easy thing to do is lay low, but then are we who we say we are? Do we actually stand for anything, if what we do stand for is under attack and we say nothing? There is nothing to be ashamed of here except to allow a radical and recessive group of people to bully and intimidate our mothers and sisters and daughters for exercising their right of choice. Or use terrorism and fanaticism to block their legal rights or take the lives of their caregivers. Or design legislation that would chip away at those rights disguised as reinforcing a woman’s health.

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More men and women need to take a stand like this.

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Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner May Get Married After 42 Years Together

Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner May Get Married After 42 Years Together | Herstory | Scoop.it

Actress Lily Tomlin and her partner, writer Jane Wagner, may finally get married after 42 years together now that same-sex marriage is legal.


Tomlin told E! News that she and Wagner are "thinking" about getting married now that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been ruled unconstitutional and Proposition 8 has been struck down. The women, who met in 1971 and started dating shortly after, didn't think they would see such a milestone in their lifetime.

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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.