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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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Photographer and model Bunny Yeager in a self-portrait 1950s

Photographer and model Bunny Yeager in a self-portrait 1950s | Herstory | Scoop.it
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A Facebook page with attitude.

A Facebook page with attitude. | Herstory | Scoop.it

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London 1970’s

London 1970’s | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Brina | 'I'm Not a Monster': What Ariel Castro's Testimony Teaches Us About Rape Culture

Brina | 'I'm Not a Monster': What Ariel Castro's Testimony Teaches Us About Rape Culture | Herstory | Scoop.it

When Castro states that the women he kidnapped were not virgins before he raped them, he is implying that their status is somehow lessened because of this. He’s trying to say that because these women had previously engaged in sexual relationships (god forbid!) their value isn’t as important as women who are virgins.

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Do not be ignored.

Do not be ignored. | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Abortion Restrictions Failing This Year in Court Challenges

Abortion Restrictions Failing This Year in Court Challenges | Herstory | Scoop.it
State legislatures trying to curtail
abortions have suffered a 0-for-8 losing streak after court
challenges to their new laws this year.
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Gia Allemand and the Objectification of Dead Women

Gia Allemand and the Objectification of Dead Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

If it were a man who’d killed himself, we wouldn’t be referring to him as “the hunk” or “the blond.” And in addition to objectifying her, the way Allemand’s death has been reported suggests that it’s especially tragic that she died because she was young, and pretty, and on television. This isn’t, of course, to suggest that her death isn’t sad — but it’s sad regardless of her physical attributes or level of fame. Too often we let this sort of objectification go unquestioned, and it’s as disrespectful to those who read it as it is to poor Gia Allemand herself. We all deserve better.

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The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes

The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes | Herstory | Scoop.it

Our society turns a blind eye to the murder of sex workers, deeming them less than human. Why is that?

 

...Twenty years ago I first asked two questions that continue to unsettle me today. The first is answerable: What does a woman who sells sex accomplish that leads to her being treated as fallen, beyond the pale, incapable of speaking for herself, discountable if she does speak, invisible as a member of society? The answer is she carries a stigma. The second question is a corollary: Why do most public conversations focus on laws and regulations aimed at controlling these stigmatized women rather than recognizing their agency? To that the answer is not so straightforward.


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Why Domestic Violence Victims Fear Calling 911

Why Domestic Violence Victims Fear Calling 911 | Herstory | Scoop.it
What if getting help from the cops also meant you could get evicted?
That's the scary reality for numerous tenants across the country who live in municipalities with "nuisance property" ordinances, according to a new report by The New York Times.

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Anne Boleyn’s last secret - The Spectator

Anne Boleyn’s last secret - The Spectator | Herstory | Scoop.it

With his wife, Anne Boleyn, in the Tower, Henry VIII considered every detail of her coming death, poring over plans for the scaffold. As he did so he made a unique decision. Anne, alone among all victims of the Tudors, was to be beheaded with a sword and not the traditional axe. The question that has, until now, remained unanswered is — why?

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Ultraviolet | This has to stop

Ultraviolet | This has to stop | Herstory | Scoop.it
Teens in Steubenville had no idea it was rape. Yale thinks a written reprimand is a good enough punishment for "nonconsensual sex." There's an epidemic in this country, and RAPE CONFUSION HAS TO STOP.
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Brilliant Comic Highlights the Complexity of Speaking Out About Sexual Assault

Brilliant Comic Highlights the Complexity of Speaking Out About Sexual Assault | Herstory | Scoop.it

Trigger Warning: This post mentions sexual violence, reactions to sexual violence, and victim blaming.


Speaking of sexism and comics, this simple 3 panel webcomic tweeted today by @GirlhoodStudies is alllll kinds of genius. It juxtaposes the kinds of reactions people have to hearing about sexual harrassment and, in doing so, shows the viewer how friggin’ hard to is to talk about sexual violence in a meaningful way – as if we didn’t know that already.

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Secret History of the Black Pin Up

Secret History of the Black Pin Up | Herstory | Scoop.it
(ALSO AVAILABLE AS EBOOK download for iPAD $5.99) Intrigued by the question "Why aren't there any black pin up girls" on an internet message board, writer Jim Linderman decided to find out.
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The Banal, Insidious Sexism of Smurfette » Sociological Images

The Banal, Insidious Sexism of Smurfette » Sociological Images | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Smurfs, originating as they did in mid-century Europe, exhibit the quaint sexism in which boys or men are generic people – with their unique qualities and abilities – while girls and women are primarily identified by their femininity. The sequel doesn’t upend the premise of Smurfette.

In the original graphic novels, Smurfette (or La Schtroumpfette in French) was the creation of the evil Gargamel, who made her to sow chaos among the all-male Smurf society. His recipe for femininity included coquetry, crocodile tears, lies, gluttony, pride, envy, sentimentality, and cunning.

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50th Anniversary March on Washington

50th Anniversary March on Washington | Herstory | Scoop.it

AUGUST 28, 2013 MARCH TO CULMINATE IN SPEECH BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON THE VERY SPOT WHERE DR. KING DELIVERED HIS “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH

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Women's History Month: Feminist's Perspective

Women's History Month: Feminist's Perspective | Herstory | Scoop.it

How do we celebrate, commemorate & honor the work of women? Women's History Month should bring this into focus. Look at the our Queens: Agnes, Mathilda & Mary. Caribbean women with tremendous courage.


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Vintage Hula Girls

Vintage Hula Girls | Herstory | Scoop.it
4 Vintage Hula Girls - Rare - 1950s - Japan - - Full color - excellent vintage condition. They have a few minor tiny scrapes where paint is missing.

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…women don… ‘baby doll’ t-shirts.

…women don… ‘baby doll’ t-shirts. | Herstory | Scoop.it
Lisa Wade, sociology professor, Occidental College
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With all due respect to Wade, a lot of these traits are wired into out brains as symbols of youth and fertility, things perpetuation of the species are largely based upon.

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Cranmer: Should Christians be feminists?

Cranmer: Should Christians be feminists? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Last week the delightful Vicky Beeching tweeted something about receiving abuse for having the audacity to advocate a feminist theological stance. His Grace pitched in, asking: "Who are these infallible zealots declaring that one may not be both feminist and Christian? Do they have idea of the meaning of either term?" This brought further censure and derision upon his own head. Perhaps a little clarification is required...

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Hypocrisy, Hate and Harm #no2h8splc

Hypocrisy, Hate and Harm #no2h8splc | Herstory | Scoop.it

[This] is what happened when a bunch of RadFems righteously took over the offices of the Ladie’s Home Journal because it was a vector for promoting false stereotypes about women. Protesting negative stereotypes of cisgender women in the media has a long and proud tradition among feminists.

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Jay-Z and Azealia Banks Call Out Miley Cyrus On Cultural Appropriation; She Doesn’t Get It

Jay-Z and Azealia Banks Call Out Miley Cyrus On Cultural Appropriation; She Doesn’t Get It | Herstory | Scoop.it

When Hannah Montana starts twerking, is she really just being Miley? Or is her appropriation of black culture problematic and oppressive?


...You can twerk and pretend to be “ratchet” but it only lasts for the three minutes and 34 seconds that you’re on screen, and then you can take it all off and live life as the privileged white girl that you are. Other people of color can’t do that. They have to deal with the awful stereotypes, the racism, the discrimination that comes attached to their non-whiteness.


A comment on the youtube page for “We Can’t Stop” really sums up why everything about this sucks: “I love how miley twerks. its not the casual black girl, big ass, twerk, but a white girl showing off her moves. loved it!” Great – so not only are we into the appropriation and exploitation of black culture for profit, but now we’re mocking and degrading that very culture when it’s authentically performed by black people, only to praise it when it’s performed by white people? Ugh.

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As Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Hits Its One-Year Anniversary, It’s Helping 27 Million Women

As Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Hits Its One-Year Anniversary, It’s Helping 27 Million Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

One year ago, one of Obamacare’s most popular provisions took effect — the rule requiring insurers to cover women’s preventative health services, like birth control and Pap smears, at no additional charge. Through this provision, Obamacare has helped prevent women from continuing to pay disproportionately more for their health care than men do, since women are no longer charged a co-pay for the wide range of preventative services they need.

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This Dude’s Response To Female Crotch Sweat Shame Is Perfect

This Dude’s Response To Female Crotch Sweat Shame Is Perfect | Herstory | Scoop.it

You might have seen the commercials for U by Kotex's sport pantyliners recently, where the narrating voice tells you that "sweat patches" are "not good." Zoom in on crotch of girl doing crunches in the gym, looking totes embarrassed because "OMG I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SWEAT DOWN THERE!" The ad goes on to show women noticing their disgusting, wet down-theres and then fleeing the scene or attempting to clumsily hide this humiliating part of their workout.


Luckily, Australian comedian Sammy J summed things up nicely..


My favorite line of the little ditty is probably, "So if we apply the logic they're using to sell it, and your crotch is sweaty so you buy a 30-pack/ Well then there's a stronger chance you'll end up with a douchebag, and that's a few years of your life you won't get back."

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Laura Brown's comment, August 9, 2013 1:32 AM
I haven't seen that commerical. I get fed up with advertising for new products which just prey on people, like the teeth whitening thing. Look how that started out from nothing and became all about having Chiclets for teeth. Here the new thing they are promoting is using "baby wipes" instead of standard paper toilet rolls. The commercial shows people at the hair salon, getting their hair washed without water. So if you need water to wash your hair surely you need wet wipes for wiping your butt. Like the hair on your head and your butt are in the same category.
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About Maria Mitchell, The Woman Google Is Honoring Today

About Maria Mitchell, The Woman Google Is Honoring Today | Herstory | Scoop.it

Maria Mitchell (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) was an astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and above all, educator. She discovered a comet through a telescope, for which she was awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark. She was then thrust into the international spotlight and became America’s first professional female astronomer.


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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
Other Topics
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.