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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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Double Rockin’ and Romancin’ Bill

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Double Rockin’ and Romancin’ Bill, Altoona newspaper, February 13, 1957.

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Disney Store Removes “I Need A Hero” Shirt in Response to #NotBuyingIt Petition

Disney Store Removes “I Need A Hero” Shirt in Response to #NotBuyingIt Petition | Herstory | Scoop.it

These items portray women as helpless bystanders in need of rescuing by men and boys. They’re also heteronormative in implying that only women “kiss heroes.”

 

In response to the shirts, thousands signed our petition and used Twitter to ask the Disney Store to stop selling sexism. The brand quickly appeared on our #NotBuyingIt list of all-time worst offenders:

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The Amazing Dr. Baker

The Amazing Dr. Baker | Herstory | Scoop.it

Dr. Baker was without a doubt the leading expert of the time on children's health. In 1916 the dean of the New York University Medical School asked her to lecture the students on the subject. She agreed, on one condition -that he allow her to enroll and attend classes. He refused; women weren't allowed at his college. So she told him to find someone else. But there wasn't anyone who knew as much as Baker did. He finally gave in, and because he allowed her to attend the college, he had to open the campus to other women as well. In 1917 she became the first woman to receive a doctorate in public health from the school. 

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Breast complaint upheld: latest watchdog ruling

Breast complaint upheld: latest watchdog ruling | Herstory | Scoop.it
The ASB has upheld complaints against two ads from differing brands, including a poster which showed a woman's breasts as edible treats, claiming they "degraded" women and "glamourised" smoking.
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Alice Roosevelt with her dog Leo

Alice Roosevelt with her dog Leo | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Alice Roosevelt with her dog Leo - 1902

 

She smoked cigarettes in public, chewed gum, placed bets with bookies, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, and kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach which she often wore wrapped around one arm.  Her father President Theodore Roosevelt once said of her “I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot possibly do both.”

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Living as a woman is a way of life

Living as a woman is a way of life | Herstory | Scoop.it

Mhairi McAlpine[i] makes the case for women only spaces.

 

The first pronouncement of the midwife is the sex of the child and from there on in, sex and gender provide a context to human experience. Life experience is gendered and the behaviour that is socially accepted as a being gendered as a woman differs from that of men. Our society is set up for the ungendered. Men’s experience is taken as the norm – while women’s experiences are the deviation and the gender-specific. Throughout their lives, from toddlers to old age, men take up more time and attention in public spaces. In the upper echelons of politics, business, law, medicine and academia men proliferate while a woman’s presence is worth note only as a oddity.

 

 

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As Media Coverage Of A Female Candidate’s Appearance Go Up, Her Chances Of Winning Go Down

As Media Coverage Of A Female Candidate’s Appearance Go Up, Her Chances Of Winning Go Down | Herstory | Scoop.it
When President Obama elicited outrage for saying that Attorney General Kamala Harris was “by far the best-looking attorney general in the country,” his defenders jumped to say that people offended by the comment should “lighten up,” or focus on...

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NBC Cancels Ready For Love After 2 Episodes

NBC Cancels Ready For Love After 2 Episodes | Herstory | Scoop.it

So, does NBC’s cancellation of the show as result of dismal ratings mean that they are ready to finally admit that American women no longer want to watch flawless looking women with low self-esteem throw themselves at men they don’t know?

 

And, while having the matchmakers on the show was brilliant in that it pointed out that pretty women actually do not necessarily have any sort of advantage when it comes to surviving in the dating jungle (FACT: when gorgeous blondes talk about farting on a first date or share that they have a list of 50 characteristics a man has to have in order to be her partner, looks become insignificant), it quite frankly isn’t enough.

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Feminist Reads Challenge: Out of Darkness Comes Light | SPARK Movement

Feminist Reads Challenge: Out of Darkness Comes Light | SPARK Movement | Herstory | Scoop.it

 I was born on April 21st. Here in Indonesia, that’s Hari Kartini (Kartini’s Day),  a celebration of the day Kartini was born. Who is Kartini? Her full name is Raden Ajeng Kartini, and we celebrate her because she is a heroine who fought for  woman to be educated and to be able to go to school.

 


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Who's The Boss

Who's The Boss is a short film by Maxine Doogan. It poses a rhetorical question in post Proposition K, San Francisco Ballot measure in 2008 to stop the enfor...

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Female Porn Stars Are Healthier And Happier Than The Average Woman [Study]

Female Porn Stars Are Healthier And Happier Than The Average Woman [Study] | Herstory | Scoop.it

Female porn stars are healthier and happier than other women, according to a new study. The Journal of Sex Research discovered than women working in the adult entertainment field tend to have a better body image, increased self-esteem, and higher energy levels than their non-sex worker peers.

 

Researchers compared 177 porn stars with a similar sampling of women employed in less erotic careers, according to Now.MSN.com. If the Journal of Sex Research study is accurate, the findings shatter some commonly held stereotypes about adult film actresses.

 

The study reportedly discovered that female porn actresses were not more likely to have been sexually abused as children than the average American woman. Feminist commentator Dawn Foster warns that the Journal of Sex Research study should not be used as an excuse to “gloss over” the “exploitative aspects” of the porn industry.

 

An excerpt from the study reads:

 

“Stereotypes of those involved in adult entertainment have been used to support or condemn the industry and to justify political views on pornography, although the actual characteristics of actresses are unknown because no study on this group of women has been conducted. Some descriptions of actresses in pornography have included attributes such as drug addiction, homelessness, poverty, desperation, and being victims of sexual abuse.”

 

Merriam-Webster defines feminism as an organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Instead of porn stars being considered the objects of exploitation, perhaps they should be noted among the ultimate feminists. The adult women who work in the erotic entertainment industry willingly enter a career which pays them a lot of money for doing a task. Since female porn stars are often paid more than their male counterparts, an equal pay argument could be for men in the industry.

 


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Pierre Dostove's curator insight, April 22, 2013 2:46 AM

♦ Pour autant que leurs choix sont librement assumés, les actrices porno et plus généralement les travailleuses du sexe ne seraient-elles pas les ultimes féministes?

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One Queen and 12 U.S. Presidents

One Queen and 12 U.S. Presidents | Herstory | Scoop.it
  Since her ascension to the throne on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has met all U.S. Presidents with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson. She actually would have met President Johnson d...
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A Cupcake Is Never Just a Cupcake: The Psycho-Sexuality of a Twee Treat

A Cupcake Is Never Just a Cupcake: The Psycho-Sexuality of a Twee Treat | Herstory | Scoop.it

Cupcakes only care about their own orgasms. When you see a woman eating a cupcake, you're basically watching her perform cunnilingus on herself. Small and moist and warm and sweet, a cupcake's sole reason for existence is solitary pleasure. Historically, many symbols of female power or divinity involved fertility and/or reproduction: circles and eggs, Mother Earth and Mother Goose. But modern times call for modern branding, and if you're looking for the shorthand way to label something as being of, for or about the essence of a woman, and you have no pictogram of a vagina handy, by all means, slap a cupcake on it.

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Vintage Boudoir Secrets

Vintage Boudoir Secrets | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Women to blame for earthquakes, says Iran cleric

Women to blame for earthquakes, says Iran cleric | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women behaving promiscuously are causing the earth to shake, according to cleric, as Ahmadinejad predicts Tehran quake

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eu acredito que sim!

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Carole Lombard, 1938

Carole Lombard, 1938 | Herstory | Scoop.it
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I Have A Heartbeat

I Have A Heartbeat | Herstory | Scoop.it

We never talk about people who need or want abortions as living things.  All the focus goes on embryos, because for some reason, they’re more important than the people who are carrying them.

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High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal | Herstory | Scoop.it
A West Virginia high school student is filing an injunction against her principal, who she claims is threatening to punish her for speaking out against a factually inaccurate abstinence assembly at her school.

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Calling Women "Vaginas" Is Shocking, Controlling Vaginas? Not So Much

Calling Women "Vaginas" Is Shocking, Controlling Vaginas? Not So Much | Herstory | Scoop.it
One New Hampshire politician claims he was trying to be "shocking" when referring to women as vaginas. But the way legislators treat us these days, it's clear they believe it.
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Sophie Russell: Lincolnshire teenager with Asperger syndrome has last laugh on attackers by becoming model

Sophie Russell: Lincolnshire teenager with Asperger syndrome has last laugh on attackers by becoming model | Herstory | Scoop.it
The 16-year-old suffered a broken nose in the assault last year by a pack of nine cowards outside her school.
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Dove Real Beauty Sketches

The Dove Real Beauty Sketches campaign encourages women to reassess how they see themselves.

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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 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.