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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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Superb & Sensitive Reportage & Contemporary History: ‘Soldier Girls’ by Helen Thorpe

Superb & Sensitive Reportage & Contemporary History: ‘Soldier Girls’ by Helen Thorpe | Herstory | Scoop.it

Following three women to Afghanistan and back home.


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Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract?

Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract? | Herstory | Scoop.it

If Steinbeck's woman character is purely a victim, why is she so hated? And if she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening? Without question, it was a commentary on the social climate at the time, which still surprisingly applies today....


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Villes Thermales - EHTTA - Thermal Towns: Anna de Noailles in Evian-les-Bains

Villes Thermales - EHTTA - Thermal Towns: Anna de Noailles in Evian-les-Bains | Herstory | Scoop.it

In a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, the memory of a Romanian countess brings back to life the time when Evian-les-Bains used to welcome the literature world.


By her own admission, Anna de Noailles spent a lot of time telling her life story day after day, and receiving the artists she admired and who genuinely worshipped her. But it was only very late on that she gave up writing on the moment and tell of a thrilling existence defined by shared moments, representations of the world and flashes of literature in 'Livre de ma vie' (Book of my life)*. 

 In it, she fondly looks back on the instant success of her first poetry collection 'Le coeur innombrable', in 1901, when she was only 25 years old. In it, she mentions the extravagance of Robert de Montesquiou, who had her texts read by the great Sarah Bernhardt. 



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Six Sisters, Six Books: The Mitfords

Six Sisters, Six Books: The Mitfords | Herstory | Scoop.it
If you don't know about the Mitford girls, you're in for a treat. These sisters, born in England in the first part of the twentieth century, were scandalous yet sincere, witty yet sharp, aristocratic yet rebellious. Their biographies read like in...

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A Dedication to Vintage Black Glamour

A Dedication to Vintage Black Glamour | Herstory | Scoop.it
The internet spawns another exciting book, in this case, a Tumblr dedicated entirely to Vintage Black Glamour. From Josephine Baker getting a pedicure to an

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Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works

Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works | Herstory | Scoop.it

Let's just spell it out right at the start: Kola Boof is one of the great migrant writers of our time. Her Selected Writings, If My Father Dies I Give Birth to Him Again (edited by Mark Fogarty), underlines the Egyptian-Sudanese-American writer's literary achievements over a wide range of forms as diverse as poetry, memoir, and fiction, (both long and short form) and over a wide range of physical and emotional territory extending from her native Sudan to America, back to Africa, and then back to America again.

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Jane Austen's Collection of Critical Feedback From Her (Sometimes Harsh) Friends and Family

Jane Austen's Collection of Critical Feedback From Her (Sometimes Harsh) Friends and Family | Herstory | Scoop.it

In an eight-page document, Jane Austen collected her friends’ and family’s opinions of her third and fourth novels, Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815).


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Gender Focus Reads: Censoring Queen Victoria

Gender Focus Reads: Censoring Queen Victoria | Herstory | Scoop.it
In Censoring Queen Victoria, Yvonne M. Ward examines the lives and perspectives of two gentlemen who edited the late Queen's correspondence for publishing.
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A review of Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon - which sounds awesome.

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Men, stop lecturing women about reading romance novels

Men, stop lecturing women about reading romance novels | Herstory | Scoop.it

Romance novels are attractive not just because they are a gratifying escape but also because they sometimes feel like a respite from from the significant hostility that a lot of literature shows women.

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New Statesman | Melody Saracoglu on Germaine Greer: One Woman Against the World

New Statesman | Melody Saracoglu on Germaine Greer: One Woman Against the World | Herstory | Scoop.it

Many criticisms of feminist analysis involve the complaint that questions were asked that never got answered - or a damning indictment was exposed, with little in the way of remedial action suggested. The Female Eunuch cannot be accused of this. ...

 

 


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The Housewife's Book Vintage 1930s Household Management Manual Housework Cleaning Cooking Care of Clothing 30s Home Decor Womens History

The Housewife's Book Vintage 1930s Household Management Manual Housework Cleaning Cooking Care of Clothing 30s Home Decor Womens History | Herstory | Scoop.it
Vintage 1930s book on household management - cleaning - care of clothing - home decor etc The Housewifes Book A Daily Express Publication
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Book Review: ‘Josephine Baker’ explores dancer’s activism, exploits and ‘Tribe’ | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Book Review: ‘Josephine Baker’ explores dancer’s activism, exploits and ‘Tribe’  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Herstory | Scoop.it
The African-American woman went from the Paris stage to her vision of multiracial utopia.

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Newcomb Pottery: Exhibition highlights role of women

Newcomb Pottery: Exhibition highlights role of women | Herstory | Scoop.it

“Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” presents the largest comprehensive exhibition of arts and crafts from the famous New Orleans college workshop to tour the country in thirty years. The highly sought-after art pottery is placed in the context of other crafts practiced at Newcomb – textiles, metalwork, jewelry, bookbinding and works on paper. At the same time, the traveling exhibition focuses on the transformative role art education played in the lives of Southern women.

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Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples

Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ From Beacon Press, a charming history of devotion: Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples, by Rodger Streitmatter. Among the couples...
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Pioneering Women in Medicine, an Illustrated History

Pioneering Women in Medicine, an Illustrated History | Herstory | Scoop.it

“Every woman is born a doctor... [while] men have to study to become one,” declared American educator Ella Flagg Young in the mid-19th century. Looking around much of the country, it certainly must have seemed that way.


Long before marketers invented “Dr. Mom,” women had served as nurse, doctor, and pharmacist to their family and friends. Doctoring a family required a great deal of knowledge and skill, which often passed down, woman to woman, through families for generations. Even so, mainstream medicine generally barred women from pursuing medical careers until the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 


Those women that did see doctors rarely received adequate treatment. Many doctors refused to physically examine women for fear of offending their modesty. Others dismissed women’s illnesses, contending that reproduction made women irrational and emotional. As a result, women often found themselves suffering from a dangerous or inappropriate remedy—or no treatment at all—without the benefit of a thorough analysis.


Despite these limitations—or maybe because of them—many women did break through the discrimination and gender assumptions to pursue a career in health, particularly women’s health.

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The Patron and the Panhandler: A Decades-Long Literary Mystery is Solved

The Patron and the Panhandler: A Decades-Long Literary Mystery is Solved | Herstory | Scoop.it

Joe Gould’s Secret, Joe Mitchell’s classic portrait of an astute but deluded bohemian in postwar Greenwich Village, has been picked over for half a century by literary critics, fact-checkers, college professors, and ordinary readers. One abiding mystery has long been the identity of the anonymous heiress who kept the down-and-out Gould housed and fed throughout the late 1940s. That mystery has now been solved.

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Silent-Porn-Star: Jennifer Cody Epstein On Prostitute-Concubine-Post-Impressionist Pan Yuliang

Silent-Porn-Star: Jennifer Cody Epstein On Prostitute-Concubine-Post-Impressionist Pan Yuliang | Herstory | Scoop.it

A brief interview with Jennifer Cody Epstein, author of The Painter from Shanghai, a novel based upon the life of Chinese painter Pan Yuliang.


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An African Princess Who Stood Unafraid Among Nazis

An African Princess Who Stood Unafraid Among Nazis | Herstory | Scoop.it
Between 1939 and 1946, Fatima Massaquoi penned one of the earliest known autobiographies by an African woman. But few outside of Liberian circles were aware of it until this week, when Palgrave McMillian published The Autobiography of an African Princess, edited by two historians and the author's daughter. The book...
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An amazing story!


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How to Pack Like Nellie Bly, Pioneering Journalist

How to Pack Like Nellie Bly, Pioneering Journalist | Herstory | Scoop.it
Two Victorian women race against each other around the world, countering the cultural inertia of their era.

"Anything one man can imagine

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'Year of reading women' declared for 2014

'Year of reading women' declared for 2014 | Herstory | Scoop.it

From a small American literary journal's vow to dedicate a year's coverage to women writers and writers of colour to author and artist Joanna Walsh's burgeoning  #readwomen2014 project, readers – and publishers – around the world are starting to take their own small steps to address male writers' dominance in the literary universe.


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Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Down the rabbit hole of antimatter, or how to believe six impossible things about gender stereotypes before breakfast.

 

As a lover of science and of all things Alice in Wonderland, imagine my delight at discovering Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics (public library) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist Robert Gilmore, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and CERN.

 

Besides the clever concept, two things make the book especially remarkable: It flies in the face of gender stereotypes with a female protagonist who sets out to make sense of some of the most intense science of all time, and it features Gilmore’s own magnificent illustrations for a perfect intersection of art and science, true to recent research indicating that history’s most successful scientists also dabbled in the arts."


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The (Vintage) Walking Library

The (Vintage) Walking Library | Herstory | Scoop.it

Critics are always remarking that we in this country lag far behind those of Eurpoean countries when it comes to borrowung books from libraries. Well, this enterprising girl...

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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Judy Blume in conversation with Lena Dunham

Judy Blume in conversation with Lena Dunham | Herstory | Scoop.it

“I feel so much more than my gender and I feel so much more than my relationship to my body and my relationship to men, but suddenly you’re asked to be an expert."


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The Truth About "Monster Porn" (NWS)

The Truth About "Monster Porn" (NWS) | Herstory | Scoop.it

“Monster porn”, otherwise known as “monster erotica”, “cryptozoological erotica”, and “erotic horror”, should be well-known to fans of this site. These sexy stories employ mythical creatures — everything from vampires, demons, zombies, and other monsters to centaurs, mermaids, leprechauns, and aliens — as sex partners. And apparently this upsets people enough for them to censor such stories. But why?


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I don't like to put really adult stuff here -- but the sexism in this really can't be ignored. At least it shouldn't be ignored.

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Censorship games regarding women & sex fantasies.

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Sexism in erotica censorship (NWS)

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I don't like to put really adult stuff here -- but the sexism in this really can't be ignored. At least it shouldn't be ignored.

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 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.