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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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No Subsidy For Cupid, Stupid (Lessons In Pay Equity & The Value Of Teachers, From 1948)

No Subsidy For Cupid, Stupid (Lessons In Pay Equity & The Value Of Teachers, From 1948) | Herstory | Scoop.it

I found this article, Subsidy For Cupid: Request for Salary Differential for Married Teachers Is Unsound, in the December 10, 1948, edition of The Wisconsin State Journal.

 

The first line reads, “The board of education has been asked to establish a permanent salary differential of $600 annually for instructors who are married.” This had me thinking that the proposed salary adjustment would remove $600 a year for married teachers; you know, because married women are therefore little women who do not really need a salary anyway. But then...

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What A World Without Women's Studies Looked Like - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What A World Without Women's Studies Looked Like - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Herstory | Scoop.it

It’s easy to forget how important women’s studies was to reshaping what knowledge looked like. In part this is because there are fewer and fewer of us who remember what universities that were almost entirely run by and for men looked like. But the success of women’s studies has led to its transformation — into feminist studies, gender studies, queer studies — and to inevitable (as well as important) critiques of what those early years looked like. It’s also very difficult to convey how exciting those early years were — you read every book as it came out, you dived into an archive and practically every piece of evidence you could find on women was a potential article, and groups of faculty and graduate students formed spontaneously in methodology seminars.

 


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Lily Tomlin Thinks That Feminism Causes Blowjobs

Lily Tomlin Thinks That Feminism Causes Blowjobs | Herstory | Scoop.it
Lily Tomlin has been a feminist longer than I’ve been alive, so when she says things have changed for women in terms of comedy, character acting, and raising girls to be feminist, I believe her.

 

"One of the fallouts of feminism is that girls became more accessible. Maybe not wisely accessible. A lot of young girls-- they're expected to give blow jobs now. Young, young girls, as far as I can perceive. Maybe 12 or 13 years old. I mean, that's a rite of passage, I suppose. As a feminist, I don't want those girls to be used. Maybe they love giving blow jobs, I don't know. Maybe they do? But I don't think you really love giving boys in general blow jobs without any feeling to someone you're not close to. I don't try to speak for people that young. I'm not that young anymore. But my own sense of self-- I wouldn't give myself away that easily."

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Tunisian Feminist Sent to Looney Bin for Posting Topless Photos

Tunisian Feminist Sent to Looney Bin for Posting Topless Photos | Herstory | Scoop.it
19-year-old Tunisian feminist Amina, who posted the following photos of herself on the internet, has recently been delivered by her family to psychiatric care.

The photos were first posted to the Femen-Tunisia webpage.
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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.

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100 Years Later: The Harriet Tubman Symposium

100 Years Later: The Harriet Tubman Symposium | Herstory | Scoop.it

We don’t know the exact date when the great and powerful Harriet Tubman (ca. 1820-1913) came into this temporal world, but we do know when she left it. One hundred years ago on this day, Harriet Tubman exhaled her final breath and spoke her last words to those at her side: “I go away to prepare a place for you, and where I am ye may be also.”.

 

So much more at http://t.co/exMrWtV5Xy


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Photographer Attacked for Her Photographs of Domestic Violence

Photographer Attacked for Her Photographs of Domestic Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it

[Trigger Warning: This post contains a description and photos of physical assault that may potentially be triggering for survivors of such abuse.]

 

...Since it was published, Lewkowicz’s project has received negative attention because many commenters feel that Lewkowicz should have tried to stop the abuse rather than standing by and documenting the incident on her camera.  Lewkowicz actually did call 911 (and includes images of their response in her photo essay as well), but for many this was not enough.  Even Maggie was attacked by commenters for allowing the abuse to happen, for staying with Shane, and for not fighting back.  As one commenter states, “She is not a victim.  She is the perpetrator.”  But as Jina Moore notes in her article on Salon.com, the only person who isn’t blamed in these comments is the man committing the violence.

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Astonishing, but not surprising. *sigh*

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Laura Brown's comment, March 8, 2013 3:48 AM
People are afraid to have to do something about the issue. It's much easier to attack the messenger.
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Marriage In My Lifetime & Yours - Sex~Kitten.net

Marriage In My Lifetime & Yours - Sex~Kitten.net | Herstory | Scoop.it

"The battle for equality was won years ago," some say ~ usually with a dismissive air, like we should just get over it because it's ancient history.

It's not over, and even the things we 'won' are like those 40 acres and mules ~ not here yet.

 

We may have come a long way, baby; but we're not there yet. In my lifetime I've seen, heard, and read plenty. Sometimes it's laughable ~ until you realize that real people lived this way, causing your heart to ache, your stomach to churn, and your ire to rise.


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Can a husband legally force his wife to have sexual relations when she doesn't wish to? The answer and many other answers in Wives Legal Rights, by Richard T. Gallen, a Dell Purse Book, © 1965, will astonish and sicken you.

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Download These Slides and Take Your Picture with...

Download These Slides and Take Your Picture with... | Herstory | Scoop.it
Download These Slides and Take Your Picture with Them To Help Raise Awareness
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Penile Code Avenger: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence

Penile Code Avenger: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it

For today, we don't even have the right to enjoy our homes, our private spaces, without fearing violence, rape, or worse. And when we dare to point that out, we are not merely dismissed, we are punished.

So many of us are still having to say, "That's life."

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The history of domestic violence repeating itself.

 

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The Women's Movement's Next 50 Years

The Women's Movement's Next 50 Years | Herstory | Scoop.it

I always knew this was the longest revolution, one that would take a century or more to unfold. It's upended most of our lives, and significantly improved so many of them. Nothing will ever be the same. Yet there's still such a long way to go. I doubt I'll see full gender equality in my lifetime.


By Ruth Rosen, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California at Davis and a Scholar in Residence at U.C. Berkeley. She is the author, most recently, of The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America.

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Required reading.

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Indian women dumped in field after sterilisations – The Express Tribune

Indian women dumped in field after sterilisations – The Express Tribune | Herstory | Scoop.it
The women had all underg­one surgic­al proced­ures at a hospit­al in the Malda distri­ct.
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Living the Legacy 1848-1998

Living the Legacy 1848-1998 | Herstory | Scoop.it
legacy '98: official web site for the 150 year aniversary of the women's rights movement
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At top right are links to deeper information; click them.

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If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime

If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime | Herstory | Scoop.it
Let it be this one. This Is My Body makes me weep — with joy, sorrow, hope, and fear. If you like, Like.
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A Reminder About Our Rights: We May Have Won, But…

A Reminder About Our Rights: We May Have Won, But… | Herstory | Scoop.it
While we sane folks may be celebrating the re-election of President Obama and the slew of other positive election results, we can’t forget that the battle continues. These insane control-freaks...
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A Slip of a Girl: Feminists Wear Lingerie: A True Story As "Exhibit A"

A Slip of a Girl: Feminists Wear Lingerie: A True Story As "Exhibit A" | Herstory | Scoop.it

"It had been a perfectly charming weekend; but now Monday was drawing near... She dreaded not only work, but all the talk of politics and a world gone crazy. Making a mere 77 cents on the dollar to her penis-blessed cohorts was bad enough; now the vagina-nazi's wanted to control her womb..."

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The GOP Rape Advisory Chart: Volume III

The GOP Rape Advisory Chart: Volume III | Herstory | Scoop.it

GOP is so horrific and prolific regarding their misogynistic rape stance that (so far) there are THREE charts required.

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Binders Keepers

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"Scarborough also mocks “Binder-Gate”, completely missing the point of the reaction to Mitt Romney’s “Binders full of women” statement. Which is exactly what the tap-dancing Romney was trying to do. Romney want’s to hide his record, his stance, his very negative attitude towards women. It’s not the ill-phrased statement made by the perpetually awkward Romney, but the very negative scenario he was attempting to illustrate as a positive.

 

Let me spell it out for you: We don’t want to hear about binders full of resumes from qualified female candidates — which were given to you, not sought by you, Romney. We want to live in a world where hiring women, at equal pay, is common practice."

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47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions

47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions | Herstory | Scoop.it

by TARA CULP-RESSLER, ThinkProgress

 

According to the Guttmacher Institute, complications from unsafe abortions in the developing world contribute to 47,000 preventable deaths each year.

 

In all parts of the world, women have abortions for similar reasons, often for the very same reasons that woman who have access to modern contraception choose to use birth control. Women want to be able to delay having children if they are financially unable to care for a child or additional children, if they are not in a stable relationship with a partner who can help them care for a child, or if they still need to finish their education. But contraception isn’t readily available in many of the countries where women are dying from botched abortion procedures. Guttmacher estimates that about 222 million women in the developing world are trying to avoid pregnancy, but aren’t using a modern form of contraception, putting themselves at risk for an unintended pregnancy and an unsafe abortion.

 

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UN takes new step to include women in international peace talks - AlertNet

UN takes new step to include women in international peace talks - AlertNet | Herstory | Scoop.it

Women often suffer the most in times of conflict, but they are rarely represented in peace negotiations. In fact, no woman has ever been the lead negotiator in U.N.-sponsored peace talks, a situation the United Nations is now seeking to redress through a unique training programme. As delegates began arriving for the recent opening of the 67th United Nations General Assembly, the U.N. Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for the first time assembled female diplomats from some 20 countries in a two-day training session designed to hone their skills in international conflict resolution.

 


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Naughty Secretaries Vs. Bosses Gone Bad

Naughty Secretaries Vs. Bosses Gone Bad | Herstory | Scoop.it

The myth of the naughty secretary was created & used to perpetuate fears among Victorian housewives and beyond.

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How Pinterest Is Killing Feminism

How Pinterest Is Killing Feminism | Herstory | Scoop.it
One in five women over the age of 18 who regularly use the internet is on Pinterest, which had an estimated 23 million users users as of July. It also has an overwhelmingly female audience; around 60 percent of visitors to the site are women. And the site is only growing: between July 2011 and July 2012, 22 million users joined. Since Pinterest stopped requiring an invite to become a member in August, that number is only increasing. But the site's popularity highlights an uncomfortable reality: Pinterest's user-generated content, which overwhelmingly emphasizes recipes, home decor, and fitness and fashion tips, feels like a reminder that women still seek out the retrograde, materialistic content that women's magazines have been hawking for decades — and that the internet was supposed to help overcome. This isn't where the internet was supposed to take us.

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Laura Brown's comment, December 17, 2012 11:49 AM
Feminism is about women being able to stand on equal ground with men and have our rights and needs taken into account. It is not about turning women into men, stripping us of our femininity. Yes, women like cosmetics, making their home comfortable and pretty and we even like nice clothes and Christmas baking. Get over it. It doesn't mean we aren't feminists. It just means we are being the women we want to be.
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What is your vision for women and where was the Internet supposed to take us?
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‘Raising Hope’ Star Martha Plimpton On Politics In Television And The War On Women

‘Raising Hope’ Star Martha Plimpton On Politics In Television And The War On Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Women who seek to control their own physical destinies are normal. What’s abnormal, and again this goes back to this subject of normalizing the abnormal , what’s abnormal is to think that in preventing women from having control over their own physical destinies that there will be calm and peace. There will not be calm and peace. Women who are prevented from realizing their full rights under the law suffer, and society suffers as a result. We know this. I could list for you the statistics, everybody knows them. But rationality doesn’t seem to enter into the discussion. You know what I mean? And…people don’t seem to be willing to hear those rational solutions. So, like I said far be it for me to psychoanalyze anybody else"

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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 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.
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.