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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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Indiana Police Preliminarily Charge Woman With Feticide

Indiana Police Preliminarily Charge Woman With Feticide | Herstory | Scoop.it
Police arrested Indiana woman Purvi Patel Monday on a preliminary charge of feticide, which under Indiana law is defined as “a person who knowingly or intentionally terminates a human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live birth...

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How America Interrupted Wilhelm Reich's Orgasmic Utopia - VICE

How America Interrupted Wilhelm Reich's Orgasmic Utopia - VICE | Herstory | Scoop.it
How America Interrupted Wilhelm Reich's Orgasmic Utopia
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If the American public wasn't ready for Dr. Freud, then how much less prepared would they be for Dr.

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Celia Fiennes and The Ayahs Home, a very short history walk

Celia Fiennes and The Ayahs Home, a very short history walk | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Jane Steen's curator insight, July 16, 2013 5:25 AM

A tragic but fascinating forgotten piece of colonial history (in the sense of the English Empire.)

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Volumnia Cytheris

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Cytheris was born a slave in the latter days of the Roman Republic, about 70 BCE.  Her parents were probably Greek, and her name (deriving from Cytherea, one of Aphrodite’s bynames) may not be the one she was originally assigned at birth, but rather one she adopted (or was given) later when it became clear what her profession would be.  She was the property of the wealthy and ambitious Publius Volumnius Eutrapelus, an enthusiastic patron of the theater, who had her trained as a mime and introduced her to the theater in her early teens.  Roman mime was not the silent niche-art it is today, but rather a blend of singing, dancing and acting, much of it improvised; it is therefore more closely akin to vaudeville than to Mummenschanz or Marceau. As I mentioned in “Meretrices and Prostibulae”, most mimes – like most actresses for centuries before and millennia after – were also prostitutes, and Cytheris was probably in the group of mimes who in 55 BCE began the tradition of ending the Floralia with a striptease (the public sex was not added until imperial times).

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Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos

Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos | Herstory | Scoop.it
A trip to the beach has been a standard summer family activity since the turn of the century and over time the fashions associated with seaside activities have evolved.
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Sonia Delaunay : Textile Artist

Sonia Delaunay : Textile Artist | Herstory | Scoop.it

When reading about the history of fiber art it seems to take on many elements. The history of fiber art incorporates craft, textile and design elements that are not usually explored in regular art history. The use of embroidery and clothing inspired artists such as Sonia Delaunay who had started off as a painter and found new inspirations when she shifted her medium from brush, canvas and oil paint to needle, thread and textile printing. In exploring Sonia’s textile and wearable art works I’d like to explore her success as a woman in the art world.

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Dames & Dogs #74

Dames & Dogs #74 | Herstory | Scoop.it
We love Betty White; we love dogs! The Huffington Post shares a gallery of vintage photos of Betty White at home — a home full of dogs, that is. Circa 1950s.
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Gloria Steinem – Pop Art Protests

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As one of the leading American feminists since the early 1960s Gloria Steinem has had a long, varied and controversial career as a writer and political activist that has seen her employed as an ‘undercover’ Playboy bunny, lobby as a pro-abortion...

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Undressing History: The Louvre Looks At The Mechanics Of Fashionable Shapes

Undressing History: The Louvre Looks At The Mechanics Of Fashionable Shapes | Herstory | Scoop.it
The Louvre's Museum of Decorative Arts explores the surprising history of shape-changing undergarments in a new exhibit called 'Behind The Seams: An Indiscreet Look At The Mechanics of Fashion'.

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Do Women Make Startups More Successful? If So, How?

Do Women Make Startups More Successful? If So, How? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Last week Dow Jones released a report about how venture-backed companies with senior female executives are more likely to be successful than those without.

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“I’m Just a Bill” parody takes aim at the Texas special session

“I’m Just a Bill” parody takes aim at the Texas special session | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Texas Special Session Blues (I'm Just a Bill Remix)" takes aim at controversial legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and shut down the majority of Texas's abortion clinics.

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Vintage Xerox sexist commercial

This is video that shows the type of sexism indicative of the era. No it does not totally rip in to woman, but woman started out a accessories in the offices...

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robotic- "I never need wet chemicals!"

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Casual

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I have several images of this lovely lady and her friends. I think they all worked together out in California during WWII, and they loved to gather and play and take lots of photos in their spare time.
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Mary Mcleod Bethune (1875-1955) National Women's History Museum

Mary Mcleod Bethune (1875-1955) National Women's History Museum | Herstory | Scoop.it
Mary McLeod Bethune was born today in 1875. Aside from being a pioneer in education, she also founded the National Council of Negro Women and served as FDR’s Special Advisor on Minority Affairs. Read more
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Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down Crying Explaining Something That Every Woman Sadly Already Experienced

Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down Crying Explaining Something That Every Woman Sadly Already Experienced | Herstory | Scoop.it
A famous actor makes a frightening discovery about women and barely keeps it together explaining why.

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This is short and straight to the point - watch it to the end please!

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Wow! Something that seems so obvious to us women, and yet took this sensitive, insightful, intelligent man 40 odd years to realise. And it's not like he's god's gift as a man either - you'd have thought it might have occurred to him before. I don't know whether to feel despair or elation at this.
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Amy Winehouse exhibition opens at the Jewish Museum

Amy Winehouse exhibition opens at the Jewish Museum | Herstory | Scoop.it

An exhibition about the life of Amy Winehouse has opened streets away from where she died aged 27.

 

The Jewish Museum in London's Camden Town has worked with her family to gather the star's clothes, record collection and dozens of photographs for the show.

 

The exhibits, put together with the help of her brother Alex, include fridge magnets, childhood books and her audition essay to the Sylvia Young stage school...

 

[Alex] said: "This is a snapshot of a girl who was, to her deepest core, simply a little Jewish kid from north London with a big talent who, more than anything, just wanted to be true to her heritage."

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A problem of "masculine" values

A problem of "masculine" values | Herstory | Scoop.it

The MSM coverage of the Labour Party remit, led by right wing propagandists, is riddled with sexism and the same traditional masculinist values that marginalise the poor and those with least power.


...[Judy] McGregor focused on two aspects of gender and politics that are in need of urgent attention, and which are covered in remits considered at the conference.  The representation of women in the House, and equal pay have gone backwards since NAct have been in government.  McGregor presented statistics to show that the proportion on women MPs has declined, while the gender pay gap is now the biggest it has been for 10 years.


...In focusing on the pay gap, McGregor focused on the paid workforce.  While this is in crucial need of attention, she also neglected the underlying framework, in which women are still preferred in caring roles, paid and unpaid, and which are given low status by society.  McGregor drew on her undercover experience, working in age care facilities. This low paid work is largely done by women for less than $14-15 per hour.  Nurses create a positive caring culture, but earn less than employees with similar qualifications, doing similar work in other hospitals.  McGregor described it as a “form of modern day slavery”.

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Angelina Jolie Gave a Moving Speech on Rape to the UN Security Council

Angelina Jolie Gave a Moving Speech on Rape to the UN Security Council | Herstory | Scoop.it
Continuing her legacy of being Person Most Likely to Use Their Celebrity for Good, actress/humanitarian/vision board inspirer Angelina Jolie — as a special envoy for refugees — gave testimony on war zone rape to the UN Security Council...

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It Only Took Rachel Maddow 48 Seconds To Tear Down An Anti-Gay Zealot's Outdated Ideas On Marriage

It Only Took Rachel Maddow 48 Seconds To Tear Down An Anti-Gay Zealot's Outdated Ideas On Marriage | Herstory | Scoop.it

Some people are having trouble coming to terms with marriage equality. Especially out-of-touch guys like this one. Rachel was kind enough to stage an intervention on behalf of reality. Don't worry, at around 40 seconds she stops the silliness.

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Lupe Velez

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Contrary to popular lore, Lupe Velez never made it to her bathroom, let alone as far as the toilet. Police photos of the scene show that Velez actually died on the floor next to her bed. She had apparently filled the room with flowers before taking her life.

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One Man's Recap on a Women's Week of Agenda Driven Political Theatre

One Man's Recap on a Women's Week of Agenda Driven Political Theatre | Herstory | Scoop.it

It's been a bad week for women....Women who want an abortion in Iowa, now must face a court of one,Terry Branstad, who has been aproved by the Legislature as God! Only he can determine whether a woman seeking an abortion is qualified to receive one based on his expert credentials as a lawyer. 


Then, too, there's Michael Ellis who is one step removed from having approved for the great state of Wisconsin mandatory ultra sounds for women...whether they need it or not; or whether their doctors want it or not!....Kind of one step removed from the mandatory experiments on refugees at Belsen-Belsen, I would surmise....


And next, Texas is trying to sneak thru mandatory closing of 80% of all abortion clinics in the State, going about it sneakily by pretending not to be against it, and then holding emergency meetings of the legislature to pass the bill in secrecy....


Still, the people of the State learned of the State's deviousness and poured out to protest, attending the hearings and demanding a voice.The head of the legislature was forced to close down his hearings and then reconvene them when the 700 people were unawares of the proceedings and then bring it to a vote, again, in secrecy....without cameras, without additional testimony.


There is only one word for all of this unAmerican! And it should be a call to all American citizens to say enough is enough! And end this whole charade....And end the reign of Republican governors who in 2010 took back the governorships of 20 states!....

2014 is coming up and it's time for women to stand up for each other nationally; and, don't worry, once you do, the men will follow suit!


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Are men the cause of menopause?

Are men the cause of menopause? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Menopause, in which women stop menstruating and become infertile, has been a long-standing puzzle for biologists: Why would evolution have led to a trait that essentially reduces the reproductive potential of an animal? 

 

Most other animals don't go through menopause (although killer whales do). Even chimpanzees, humans' closest living relatives, seem to reproduce into old age in the wild, and males even prefer older females. 

 

It may all haveto do with men's evolutionary desires to pass on genetic traits as quickly as possible.

 

 


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Vintage Retro "Sheesh"

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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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.
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Stuff that makes me smile.
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