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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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It's not the end of men – but the rules of the game need changing

It's not the end of men – but the rules of the game need changing | Herstory | Scoop.it

To a large extent, the newly fashioned workplace is a victory not for feminism, but for capitalism. Since the 1980s economists have used the term "the feminisation of labour" to refer to the growing premium of communication and interpersonal skills, perceived emotional intelligence and other supposedly feminine attributes at work, and also to the development of an insecure, low-paid, low status, disposable workforce. By Ally Fog


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To all of you, your mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers et. al.

To all of you, your mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers et. al. | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Just Don’t Call It Slut-Shaming: A Feminist Guide to Silencing Sex Workers

Just Don’t Call It Slut-Shaming: A Feminist Guide to Silencing Sex Workers | Herstory | Scoop.it

The feminist movement really is in a pickle these days. It used to be a given that things like prostitution, pornography and stripping were bad, but nowadays there’s some resistance to these time-honoured notions. Women are increasingly coming out as sex workers and demanding rights. As feminists seek to shut down strip bars and criminalise clients, those women are complaining not just that they’ll lose their livelihood, but that they’ll be at increased risk of abuse and violence if their industries go underground! You can’t let such trivial concerns get in the way of your crusade, so below are some handy tips for discrediting these pesky meddlers.

Remember: being an actual sex worker doesn’t entitle her to speak about sex work!...


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A Slip of a Girl: Cyd Charisse In A Teddy

A Slip of a Girl: Cyd Charisse In A Teddy | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Vintage Political Trick Or Treat

Vintage Political Trick Or Treat | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Mondale-Ferraro campaign used the Halloween “Trick Or Treat” theme to get some votes in the bag.

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Ghanaian Health Official Speaks to Conflicts About Women's Breast as Sex Organ or Essential Source of Nutrition

"The Breast Is Not A Sex Organ," Says Ghanaian Health OfficialBernamaACCRA, Sept 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- Esi Amoaful, the Deputy Chief Nutrition Officer of the Ghana Health Service, has told mothers that the breast is not a sexual tool for men but...

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Hey, Verizon: Drop Cancellation Fees for Domestic Violence Survivors!

Hey, Verizon: Drop Cancellation Fees for Domestic Violence Survivors! | Herstory | Scoop.it
BUST Magazine, the magazine for women with something to get off their chests. Rocking your world since 1993. With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides and uncensored view of the female experience.
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Stockings Series, Part 2: Paint-on Hosiery During the War Years

Stockings Series, Part 2: Paint-on Hosiery During the War Years | Herstory | Scoop.it
Love it when my research helps others; here at a Smithsonian blog, my work on nylon, stockings, and makeup history is included.
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US women charged with murder following miscarriage

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In a growing number of US states, pregnant women who miscarry their babies are being criminalized, some charged with murder.
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daily tune - Nat King Cole - When Sunny Gets Blue

Im starting my week on a velvet note, and does ever get more velvet than this?


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Thanks for this, The Other 98%

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What Chris Brown’s Tattoo Tells Us About Violence Against Women | The Raw Story

What Chris Brown’s Tattoo Tells Us About Violence Against Women | The Raw Story | Herstory | Scoop.it

"So, Chris Brown got what is quite obviously a tattoo of a woman who has been battered in basically the same way as he battered Rihanna. This isn’t up for dispute, but of course it’s being disputed."

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Scarlet Letters

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The scarlet letters of this authentic suffrage poster read, “A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote Thereby Assuming Responsibility Of Citizenship.” Because that’s what voting is, a responsibility of...
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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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Study: Couples who share housework have a higher risk of divorce | The Raw Story

Study: Couples who share housework have a higher risk of divorce | The Raw Story | Herstory | Scoop.it

“In these modern couples, women also have a high level of education and a well-paid job, which makes them less dependent on their spouse financially. They can manage much easier if they divorce,” he said.

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Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect

Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect | Herstory | Scoop.it
Sure, we have powerful jobs, well-run homes, and perfect children. But we're still not making it to the very top. There are things we can learn from the rest of the world.

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Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind

Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Giving a whole new meaning to "pregnancy brain," a new study shows that male DNA—likely left over from pregnancy with a male fetus—can persist in a woman's brain throughout her life. Although the biological impact of this foreign DNA is unclear, the study also found that women with more male DNA in their brains were less likely to have suffered from Alzheimer's disease—hinting that the male DNA could help protect the mothers from the disease, the researchers say."

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The Weaker Sex

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Today’s women have achieved a goal that social commentators have inveighed against for centuries: economic in­dependence. Railed The Times of London in 1868, in opposing property rights for married women: “The proposed change would totally destroy the existing relation between husband and wife.” An American letter-writer declared in 1903:

'The wife who has her own income is thereby rendered a poorer wife [and,] feeling independent of her natural protector, she becomes more critical, less lenient to his faults and failings."

And—as Dr. Phil would ask—how’s all that freedom working … for us? Not very well, says Mary Eberstadt, author of Adam and Eve After the Pill. The sexual revolution’s legacy, she maintains, is “the paradox of declining female happiness.” She cites a 2009 study in which two Wharton School professors, using 35 years of General Social Survey data, found that despite educational and employment advances, women were reportedly less happy than they used to be. Ouch!


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Autostraddle — Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies

Autostraddle — Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies | Herstory | Scoop.it

Photographs of lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified women, 1850-1999.

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Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal - Jessica Valenti - The Atlantic

Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal - Jessica Valenti - The Atlantic | Herstory | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from her new book Why Have Kids?, Jessica Valenti examines how the ingrained expectation that women should want to become parents is detrimental and unhealthy.
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Why We Need Sex Ed Now « Sex~Kitten.net

Why We Need Sex Ed Now « Sex~Kitten.net | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Think Pink: Collecting Vintage Marketing Materials Which Pander To Women | Collectors' Blog

Think Pink: Collecting Vintage Marketing Materials Which Pander To Women | Collectors' Blog | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Ladies, You're Still Earning Less: Census Reports Gender Wage Gap Didn't ... - International Business Times

Ladies, You're Still Earning Less: Census Reports Gender Wage Gap Didn't ... - International Business Times | Herstory | Scoop.it
Ladies, You're Still Earning Less: Census Reports Gender Wage Gap Didn't ...International Business TimesNo progress was made to close the gender wage gap in the United States last year, according to the U.S.

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Twitter / MarthaPlimpton: RT @DPopTart: Scarlet Letters ...

Martha Plimpton thinks I rock! Day made :)

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BBC NEWS | UK | Learning disability sex campaign

BBC NEWS | UK | Learning disability sex campaign | Herstory | Scoop.it
A campaign highlighting the rights of people with learning disabilities to sex and relationships is being launched.
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