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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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Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy

Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy | Herstory | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Smart became a household name after she was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 14 and held in captivity for nine months.
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Carole King musical to debut in San Francisco prior to Broadway

Carole King musical to debut in San Francisco prior to Broadway | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," a new stage biography of the American singer-songwriter, will have an out-of-town tryout in San Francisco in September before making its scheduled Broadway debut in spring 2014.
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Domestic Violence Permission Slips

Domestic Violence Permission Slips | Herstory | Scoop.it

We, as a society, give many permission slips to abusers, excusing their abuse, violence & control with claims of “understandable stressors.” Perhaps no category of these permission slips is larger, more pervasive, than the economical permission slips.

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Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - National Women's History Museum

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - National Women's History Museum | Herstory | Scoop.it

A native of Missouri, Josephine Baker is remembered for her sultry and comedic stage routines that captivated audiences across the European continent as the Jazz Age unfolded in the United States. During World War II, however, the dancer and singer known as “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl,” or “Creole Goddess” performed a much more important role for her adopted country of France: that of undercover operative in the French Resistance.

 

In addition to serving as a sub-lieutenant in the Women’s Auxiliary of the French Air Force, Baker maintained an exhaustive performance schedule throughout the war, entertaining both French and American troops. These appearances in many of Europe’s wartime cities provided an excellent cover for the different covert activities she undertook on behalf of the Allied cause.

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Is this the most sexist TV show in history? Chat show where women strip off as two men critique their naked bodies

Is this the most sexist TV show in history? Chat show where women strip off as two men critique their naked bodies | Herstory | Scoop.it
Creator Thomas Blachman claims that the female body 'thirsts for the words of a man'Critics brand vile show, which uses derogatory comments about the female figure, as sexist and humiliating
Creator says this will open a debate about men's views of women's bodies without having to be 'politically correct' 
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And you thought American television was terrible.

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Forget Wonder Woman: These Women Nerds Are Our Real Superheroes

Forget Wonder Woman: These Women Nerds Are Our Real Superheroes | Herstory | Scoop.it
Thank you to the many women nerd superheroes that have made our world a better place.
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What does a woman REALLY want? - Salt Lake Tribune

What does a woman REALLY want? - Salt Lake Tribune | Herstory | Scoop.it
What does a woman REALLY want?
Salt Lake Tribune
Underarm laser hair removal! Purses! Botox! Cleaning products! These apparently are What a Woman Wants.

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I'm no feminist, says Diana Rigg

I'm no feminist, says Diana Rigg | Herstory | Scoop.it

Her feisty Avengers alter-ego would have karate-kicked any man who dared patronise her.

 

But it appears that when it comes to equality of the sexes, Diana Rigg is much less strident in real life.

 

Despite being an icon to women’s rights campaigners since the Sixties, the 74-year-old actress has denied being a feminist, saying she likes it when a man displays old-fashioned courtesy.

 

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Her character was hailed by feminists for her intelligence, independence and martial arts skills.

 

 

But Dame Diana denied she was a feminist icon, telling the Radio Times: ‘I was thought to be, but never was really.

 

 

‘I kept my mouth shut for the most part. It’s a question of economics. If you’re paid the same as a man, which now you are in this profession, you’re equal. If a man holds a door open for me or pulls back a chair so that this old bag can sit down, I’m delighted.


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Famous Knitters - Mary Pickford

Famous Knitters - Mary Pickford | Herstory | Scoop.it

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979)

 

From stage to silent films to founding major motion picture companies, philanthrophic efforts, etc., etc. – all, and more, add up to an extraordinary life.

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Anne Frank's diary isn't pornographic – it just reveals an uncomfortable truth

Anne Frank's diary isn't pornographic – it just reveals an uncomfortable truth | Herstory | Scoop.it
Emer O'Toole: Instead of banning the diary from schools, as Gail Horalek would like, we should teach girls not to be ashamed of their bodies

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Martha Jane "Calamity Jane" Cannary (1852-1903)

Martha Jane "Calamity Jane" Cannary (1852-1903) | Herstory | Scoop.it

The woman known as “Calamity Jane” was born Martha Jane Cannary on May 1, 1852. Her family was from Princeton, Missouri and she was the oldest of six children. She was literate although she never received any formal education. In 1865, her family migrated to Montana. During this trip her mother died. Two years later her father died in Salt Lake City leaving Jane in charge of her five younger siblings. She moved the family to the Wyoming Territory in 1868 and eventually settled them in Piedmont, Wyoming. In 1896 Calamity Jane wrote a brief autobiography, widely believed to be full of exaggerations and tall tales.

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Happy belated birthday, Jane!

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What Would it Look Like if Gender Roles Were Reversed in Advertising? (Video)

What Would it Look Like if Gender Roles Were Reversed in Advertising? (Video) | Herstory | Scoop.it
What do you think of these role-reversed ads?

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Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage

Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage | Herstory | Scoop.it

In part three of my research into the complicated history of corsets, women's suffrage & feminism enters the story.

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Corsets Are Too Sexy?

Corsets Are Too Sexy? | Herstory | Scoop.it

If the medial claims about corsets weren’t true, if they were as exaggerated as the corseted female form, why? Sex, of course. (Part two of my research into the complicated history of corsets.)

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What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong?

What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Part one of my research into the complicated history of corsets. This article focuses on the so-called medical evidence of health problems & death in Victorian times from wearing corsets. (I still get a lot of flack from this series, which is in three parts.)

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The Smell Of Fear (Or Something Stinks In Vintage Film Ad)

The Smell Of Fear (Or Something Stinks In Vintage Film Ad) | Herstory | Scoop.it
From the Corpus Christi Times , March 29, 1957, comes this frightful ad featuring scary movies boldly warning things such as “Do not judge by anything seen before!” and “Girls!...
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Domestic Violence Is Not a "Nuisance"

Domestic Violence Is Not a "Nuisance" | Herstory | Scoop.it

Lakisha Briggs was nearly evicted from her home for involving the police one too many times when her boyfriend tried to beat her.

 

That’s because cities and towns nationwide are passing "nuisance ordinances." These measures force landlords to evict tenants who are involved in disorderly behavior – even if they are victims of domestic violence.

 

No one should face homelessness for calling the cops to stop domestic violence! Sign our open letter calling for the repeal of nuisance ordinances so that women like Lakisha aren’t punished for calling the police.

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Julie d’Aubigny, Digital Art History Project

Julie d’Aubigny, Digital Art History Project | Herstory | Scoop.it

An assignment for Advanced Digital! We were supposed to make a gif portrait of a historical figure. I chose Julie d’Aubigny, 17th century swordsmaster and opera singer, responsible for the deaths of at least ten men in duels, and openly bisexual. After her lover was placed into a convent by the girl’s parents, d’Aubigny took the vows to enter the convent as a novice, then rescued her lover and set the convent on fire to cover their escape. Dang.

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MAKING HISTORY: Catharine MacKinnon Works to Legally Define Sexual Harassment

MAKING HISTORY: Catharine MacKinnon Works to Legally Define Sexual Harassment | Herstory | Scoop.it

As a student at Yale, MacKinnon first learned about systematic sexual abuse in a consciousness raising group. Upon hearing the stories of secretaries and wives of graduate students in the group, MacKinnon recalls that "No one really knew what was going on with women" and the sexual abuse happening beneath the surface. She made it her life's work to fight for women's legal rights.

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Evanglical Leader Tells Wives To Submit; Claims Nagging Like Torture

Evanglical Leader Tells Wives To Submit; Claims Nagging Like Torture | Herstory | Scoop.it
An outspoken evangelical leader preached a potentially controversial sermon this weekend, saying "nagging wives" are like water torture.

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I would love to know the source and context of this

I would love to know the source and context of this | Herstory | Scoop.it
I would love to know the source and context of this!
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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, April 30, 2013 2:34 PM
Thanks, Andrea!
miralev's comment, April 30, 2013 3:10 PM
thanks for the link...
Andrea Fernandes 's comment, May 1, 2013 1:36 AM
You're welcome, Deanna :)
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Defining the Historian: Women Who Write About Sex

Defining the Historian: Women Who Write About Sex | Herstory | Scoop.it

So to try and answer this question for myself I turned first to my books, and then to the brilliant community of historians I know on twitter. And we made a list. A list of women who have written about sex, throughout history, so that I can prove women have been doing this for just as long as men. Sexual knowledge is not the authority of just one gender, although history often likes to tell us differently.

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The Victorians and the Blow Up Doll Femme de Voyage

The Victorians and the Blow Up Doll Femme de Voyage | Herstory | Scoop.it

I found this advert for the 'Femme de Voyage or Artificial Fanny' in a scrapbook of late Victorian erotica. Now, it's not the idea I’m objecting to, it's the wording used. Specifically the idea that 'the only essential part wanted by a man' can be fitted 'into a hat' for the ease of transportation or concealment. A HAT ladies, FITTED INTO A HAT. If you ever wondered why hats were so important in this period...now you know.

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Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'You Deserve Rape' sign causes controversy on UA campus

Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'You Deserve Rape' sign causes controversy on UA campus | Herstory | Scoop.it

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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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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 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.