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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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Where Have All The Good Girls Gone?

Where Have All The Good Girls Gone? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Don’t lie - you’ve all got that one girl on facebook that you’re dying to sleep with.
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A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years

A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years | Herstory | Scoop.it

By PAT GAROFALO, Think Progress

 

As of today — which is Equal Pay Day 2012 — women make 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Over the course of a woman’s career, that disparity adds up to more than $430,000 in lost wages for an individual woman. As Center for American Progress economic analyst Matt Separa noted, the pay gap means that women fall behind economically in a number of ways:

 

Because of this gap women working full time are able to afford less education, housing, transportation, food, and health care for themselves and their families than their male counterparts. As a result women and female-headed households are more likely to be in poverty and less likely to have health insurance. The pay gap translates into a significant economic disadvantage for women and their families, especially when nearly two-thirds (63.9 percent) of women are now either the primary breadwinner or a co-breadwinner, bringing home at least 25 percent of their family’s income.

 

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Homelessness Among Female Veterans

Homelessness Among Female Veterans | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Veterans Affairs Department is in the middle of an ambitious five-year plan to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. It should make sure that this effort protects the vulnerable population of women, whose risks and needs can be far different from those of men.

 

The number of female veterans has soared since 1990, from 4 percent of all veterans to 8 percent today, or about 1.8 million. How many are homeless is unknown, though a report by the Government Accountability Office in December found that the number who had contact with the V.A. rose to 3,328 in 2010 from 1,380 in 2006.  [MORE]


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I Know a Lot About Welfare Mothers

I Know a Lot About Welfare Mothers | Herstory | Scoop.it

by HAPPY IN NM, Daily Kos

When I was going through my divorce, my daughter and I went to LA for my mother's 70th birthday celebration. While we were gone, my husband closed our business. The office had been emptied of everything. He also took whatever money was in the business account, which was the only account we had. I had nothing, except a place to live until the bills came due. I also had one 6 year old daughter who was inclined to eat periodically. My parents were living exclusively on Social Security, so they could offer little financial help. With few choices and much trepidation  [MORE]


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Jessica English's comment, April 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Thank you for sharing this article. I think it is so important to share experiences of real people, and not the oft touted fiction that passes for fair and balanced news in other parts.
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What We Can Learn From Teen Dating Violence

What We Can Learn From Teen Dating Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it

"the data in this survey reveals that the prevalence of domestic violence, especially when combined with gender-skewed safety education, means that such violence prevails because we are too busy providing reasons such as “it’s a tough economy” that “explain” violence rather than flat out condemn it." By my friend Alessia.

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Stephen Colbert's New Segment 'Lady Heroes' Handles The War On Women

Stephen Colbert's New Segment 'Lady Heroes' Handles The War On Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
The first 'hero' featured is a real gem.

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Vintage Campus Cuties!

Vintage Campus Cuties! | Herstory | Scoop.it

A history of these and other pinup figurines / dolls made in 1964 by Louis Marx Toys.

 

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Who are you calling 'spinster?'

Who are you calling 'spinster?' | Herstory | Scoop.it

"If you insist on being called ms. there's the potential to be judged as an angry feminist with a bee in her bonnet, even though that's patently absurd.

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Beauty After The Atomic Bomb?

Beauty After The Atomic Bomb? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Vintage TV commercial for a pre-cold war cold cream preys on more than beauty fears... See a commercial for a cleanser which removes two and a 1/2 times the radiation of other cleansers.

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Vintage 1960's Sheer Black Negligee Nightgown by urbaneccentric

Vintage 1960's Sheer Black Negligee Nightgown by urbaneccentric | Herstory | Scoop.it
This is a vintage 1960s nightgown by Blanche.

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Picture of Poise

Picture of Poise | Herstory | Scoop.it

No, not the bladder leakage panties/adult diapers, this is a vintage Pepsi ad promoting the 'reduced in calories' cola. It reads, in part, "She's sure of herself, and why wouldn't she be! She knows she's a joy to look at -- that her 1956 figure does things for her dress."

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Vintage CURLERS for Vanity BOUDOIR DECOR Kindness 20 by MoxieJane

Vintage CURLERS for Vanity BOUDOIR DECOR Kindness 20 by MoxieJane | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Vintage Stenographer's Machine Stenograph by AdobeHouseVintage

Vintage Stenographer's Machine Stenograph by AdobeHouseVintage | Herstory | Scoop.it
Vintage Stenographers Machine Stenograph Stenotype What a great piece of American machinery and American Womens history.

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daily tune - Ella Fitzgerald - Cry me a river

This is the most stunning cover of this song I have ever heard. Thanx Mads for sending it to me! :-)


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A new report says political conservatives have a much better sex life than Democrats by Andrew Malcolm

Republicans, especially older conservatives, have a far better sex life than young liberals...

 

I don't think they (Match) knows how trully funny this is from such lying liars!

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Ann Or Hilary: Either Way, Motherhood Is a Dismal Financial Decision for American Women

Ann Or Hilary: Either Way, Motherhood Is a Dismal Financial Decision for American Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

It is "arguable" that one of the single worst financial decisions a woman can make in this country is to become a mother. Regardless of whether she gets paid for work that she does. And one of the most disastrous economic growth policies governments can pursue is to impede women's ability to plan their families and be paid fairly for their participation in the labor force. And yet this is exactly what the Republican party is dedicated to doing. The result of "secondary" in importance "social issues" is to ensure that stay-at-home or not, women pay and pay and pay for their reproductive choices or lack thereof. [MORE]


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That Feminist Dyke: Feminist texts written by women of color

That Feminist Dyke: Feminist texts written by women of color | Herstory | Scoop.it

This list is still a work in progress.

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Mocking Feminism in (Vintage) Advertising

Mocking Feminism in (Vintage) Advertising | Herstory | Scoop.it

How marketers sometimes co-opt social movements for corporate greed - and, in this case, misogyny. Which is not unlike what individual men have done themselves, twisting "being feminist" into a way to get laid.

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Mad Men and Fat Women -- Can Television Deal? - Huffington Post

Mad Men and Fat Women -- Can Television Deal? - Huffington Post | Herstory | Scoop.it

There was a 1985 German movie, Sugar Baby. The picture's overweight heroine, tired of being single, made herself up, found sexy clothes and got herself a man. She managed to be sexy and keep her dignity -- a revolutionary concept. Is that possible on TV or will fat woman always be a joke or a tragedy?

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Magical Deductions: The Eyeglass Sex Myth

Magical Deductions: The Eyeglass Sex Myth | Herstory | Scoop.it
“ “ ok lets see if that thing with glasses chicks suddenly becoming super weird feminine when they whip off their glasses works woop well that was anticlimatic wait wait WHAT THE HELL IS GOING...
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Muslim Woman's Bra Photo Sparks Controversy

Muslim Woman's Bra Photo Sparks Controversy | Herstory | Scoop.it

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - An art student who wears Muslim headdress is defending her right to freedom of expression after a photo she snapped was removed from public display at a British Columbia university. The large black and white print depicts a woman in full Islamic scarf and cloak holding a flower-embossed bra while folding laundry. Sooraya Graham produced the image and presented it earlier this year for a class assignment as part of her fine arts degree at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Not long after it had been hung in the school hallway, she overheard a woman who also wears a head scarf saying she had peeled the artwork off the wall.

That decision inadvertently put the photograph into greater public view, and has now generated debate about cultural misconceptions, community representation and censorship. "I have a lot to express," Graham said in an interview Thursday, explaining she wanted to remind people that Muslim women wear undergarments too.


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Prudes Freak Out Over Clothier's 'Strip for Likes' Facebook App

Prudes Freak Out Over Clothier's 'Strip for Likes' Facebook App | Herstory | Scoop.it
Considering the staggering amount of actual filth on the Internet, what's truly shocking is that people get so worked up about marketing campaigns that dare to be a little bit salacious.

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Why men like going to strippers | thenakedtruth

Why men like going to strippers | thenakedtruth | Herstory | Scoop.it

For men (MASCULINE) the draw to women (FEMININE) can be like a revitalisation of their very being. Men who surround themselves with more feminine energy tend to have more motivation, confidence and drive for life.

 

"Masculine men are attracted to forms of feminine energy: radiant women, beer, music, nature etc.” – David Deida

 

Read more: Why men like going to strippers | thenakedtruth http://bit.ly/IuVTVq

 


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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
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 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.