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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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Oksana Makar dead: Ukranian teen who posted video describing gang-rape dies from injuries

Oksana Makar dead: Ukranian teen who posted video describing gang-rape dies from injuries | Herstory | Scoop.it
Oksana Makar bravely told from her hospital bed in Donetsk how she was raped, strangled and burned by three men in a savage attack which stripped off 55 per cent of her skin.

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Teen moms: How poverty and inequality cause teens to have babies, not the other way around.

Teen moms: How poverty and inequality cause teens to have babies, not the other way around. | Herstory | Scoop.it

Why Are Teen Moms Poor?
Surprising new research shows it’s not because they have babies. They have babies because they’re poor.

 

By Matthew Yglesias, Slate

 

Delivering the commencement address last weekend at the evangelical Liberty University, Mitt Romney naturally stuck primarily to “family values” and religious themes. He did, however, make one economic observation that intersects with some fascinating new research. “For those who graduate from high school, get a full-time job, and marry before they have their first child,” he said, “the probability that they will be poor is 2 percent. But if [all] those things are absent, 76 percent will be poor.”

 

These are striking numbers, but they raise the age-old question of correlation and causation. Does this mean that the representative high-school dropout would be doing much better had he stuck it out in school for a few more years? Or is it instead the case that the population of high-school dropouts is disproportionately composed of people who have attributes that lead to low earnings?

 

When it comes to early pregnancy, surprising new evidence indicates that Romney and most everyone else have it backward: Having a baby early does not hamper a young woman’s economic prospects, as Romney implies. Rather, young women choose to become mothers because their economic outlook is so objectively bleak. [more]


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8 Ways To Be Positive You’re Sex Positive

8 Ways To Be Positive You’re Sex Positive | Herstory | Scoop.it
Here in the land of lady blogs, most of us believe that sex and exploring your sexuality is a great thing.
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Penile Code Avenger: Study Finds Reasons Why Victims & Survivors Are Stigmatized & Victimized Twice

Penile Code Avenger: Study Finds Reasons Why Victims & Survivors Are Stigmatized & Victimized Twice | Herstory | Scoop.it

Recent research on how families communicate when faced with serious health issues brought on by "slow moving technological disasters," like environmental disasters, may shed some insight into what happens to families and friendships after domestic violence, abuse and/or other assaults are shared.

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Gender Ads Project

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Scott A. Lukas, a college professor, began the Gender Ads Project, a website that analyzes women's roles in advertising in 2002. Now there's nearly 4,000 examples on the site.

 

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Thoughts On Gypsy Rose Lee

Thoughts On Gypsy Rose Lee | Herstory | Scoop.it
I recently, again, watched Natalie Wood’s Gypsy (1962). While the film is stunning — as rich & saturated in period color as it is fashion and sex appeal, I’m always...
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Attachment Parenting: Freakish or Feminist?

Attachment Parenting: Freakish or Feminist? | Herstory | Scoop.it
This week's issue of Time screams, "ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH?" over a photo of a woman breastfeeding her son who, frankly, looks old enough to cut up his own piece of steak.

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Mary Fields started life as a slave in Hickman County,Tenn in 1832. When she gained her freedom after the Civil War

Mary Fields started life as a slave in Hickman County,Tenn in 1832. When she gained her freedom after the Civil War | Herstory | Scoop.it

Although she may have been one of the toughest women ever to work in a convent, 'Black Mary' had earned the respect and devotion of most of the residents of the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana, before she died in 1914. In fact, Mary Fields was widely beloved. She was admired and respected throughout the region for holding her own and living her own way in a world where the odds were stacked against her. In a time when African Americans and women of any race enjoyed little freedom anywhere in the world, Mary Fields enjoyed more freedom than most white men. [more]


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Thanks to National Women's Law Center. Seek the truth. Speak the facts.

Thanks to National Women's Law Center. Seek the truth. Speak the facts. | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Models vs. Militants: Nisha Pahuja’s Film Shows Two Worlds of Indian Women

Models vs. Militants: Nisha Pahuja’s Film Shows Two Worlds of Indian Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
A riveting new documentary contrasts the lives of a Miss India hopeful and a Hindu fundamentalist.

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State Agency May Publicize Detailed Information About Abortion Patients

State Agency May Publicize Detailed Information About Abortion Patients | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has proposed new rules requiring abortion facilities to collect and report even more information on their patients than they already do....

 

That may sound familiar, because Republican state Rep. Bill Zedler of Arlington hoped to implement changes like these in the last legislative session—but his proposal died in committee. So Zedler skipped the legislative process and asked DSHS to collect the information anyway. They seem ready to comply.[more]


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No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother

No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother | Herstory | Scoop.it

by SORAYA CHEMALY, The Huffington Post

 

Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California. But what we do here ultimately affects women everywhere. This is a matter of inequality and political will. [MORE]

 

Thanks to WE ARE WOMEN


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Identifying The Age Of Vintage Lingerie: Using Labels & Dating Resources

Identifying The Age Of Vintage Lingerie: Using Labels & Dating Resources | Herstory | Scoop.it

A very detailed "how to" including examples and history to help you identify vintage fashions and lingerie.

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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Female sexual mania took two forms. Erotomaniacs......were 'restless, thoughtful, greatly depressed in mind, agitated, irritable and passionate'. Nymphomaniacs were less prone to mood swings and obsessions, and more given to indiscriminate sexual hunger. It suited Isabella’s counsel to be vague about which of the two conditions afflicted her."

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Curator comment: this is an absorbing account by Kate Summerscale, in her new book "Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace", about an 1858 divorce trial that invoked a novel defense against charges of a woman's repeated infidelity.

 

Source: The Telegraph, April 30, 2012.

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Take a Stand Against Sexual Violence

The Stanford Women's Community Center brings you a PSA about sexual violence. Get aware and get informed! All statistics came from RAINN or oneinfourusa.org. [MORE]


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May Day Rising!

May Day Rising! | Herstory | Scoop.it

by LAURA KACERE, feministcampusblog.org

 

The fight on May Day is a fight for economic justice; it is a fight for a better world.

 

When I was a kid, May 1st meant giving and receiving May Day baskets from my friends. Today it just means I have to pay my rent.

 

But for the world, May 1st signifies a beautiful fight – one that has for over a century stood for the rights of workers and an end to their exploitation.

 

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Ovums On Demand

Ovums On Demand | Herstory | Scoop.it
Virginia Hughes reports on an experimental new procedure: In the 1970s, fertility treatments such as egg freezing emerged as a way to extend the upper limit of the childbearing years. But these came with caveats of their own.

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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.