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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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Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker

Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker | Herstory | Scoop.it
What are we to make today of this famous woman who, beginning almost a century ago, has fascinated generations with her wit, flair, talent, and near genius for self-destruction?
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Meet the wild child ‘Tiger Woman’ who tried to kill Aleister Crowley

Meet the wild child ‘Tiger Woman’ who tried to kill Aleister Crowley | Herstory | Scoop.it
 
The other morning here at Dangerous Minds Towers (Scotland), while I sat sifting through the mailbag looking for presents and antique snuff boxes, m’colleague Tara McGinley popped a fascinating article in front of me about a wild “Tiger Woman.”

At first I thought this tabloid tale was perhaps about the woman who had inspired Roy Wood to write his rather wonderful and grimy little number “Wild Tiger Woman” for The Move. As I read on, I realized this story of a rebellious singer, dancer and artist’s model was unlikely to have been the woman Wood had in...

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Harper Lee – a life in pictures

Harper Lee – a life in pictures | Herstory | Scoop.it
Nelle Harper Lee, author of the hugely loved novel To Kill A Mockingbird, has died. Her famously reclusive existence meant few photographs have emerged of her. These are a few
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James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape

James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape | Herstory | Scoop.it
Since Saturday, when porn actress and writer Stoya tweeted that she was raped by porn hero James Deen, four more adult film performers have come out agains

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Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


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"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


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Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.

But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."

Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 2, 2015 7:17 PM

Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, December 4, 2015 12:08 AM

For God's sake... It's never ok to punch a woman in the face and take her from behind... even if she's a paid porn star. Even if she literally... asks you for it.

 

It doesn't matter that this happened on the set of a porn flick. This incident springs from the generalized notion that it's excusable to treat a woman abusively because you are a more powerful and dominant male. Get over yourselves!

 

I see this attitude (and often experience it) everywhere. It's the attitude whereby men believe women have been put on this Earth to serve them.


Men feel entitled to us. This leads to a sense of ownership. I'm not sure where this comes from (The Bible maybe?) but it has got to END.


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Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid

Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid | Herstory | Scoop.it

This movie isn’t always as appreciated as it ought to be. People too often hear the name “Billy Wilder” and expect a ‘screwball comedy’ but completely miss the deeper, darker tones… Kiss Me, Stupid is one of those films. 


People may chuckle & hoot at the idea of Dean playing “Dino,” a caricature of the drinking, skirt-chasing Dean Martin persona, and the comedy of errors involving mistaken identities, but what they fail to see is black comedy teeth that takes a bite out of the music industry, marriage, and even sex...


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Memoirs of Olga Alexandrovna

Memoirs of Olga Alexandrovna | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“My favorite goddaughter was she indeed! I liked her fearlessness. She never whimpered or cried, even when hurt. She was a fearful tomboy. Goodness only knows which of the young...
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Happy Birthday to Frida Kahlo

Happy Birthday to Frida Kahlo | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Amelia Earhart - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

Amelia Earhart - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com | Herstory | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Amelia Earhart, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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Vintage Marketing To Women Was A-Wash In Premiums

Vintage Marketing To Women Was A-Wash In Premiums | Herstory | Scoop.it
Some people think that the only premiums that came in boxes were in cereal boxes for kids. Sure, there were those coupon books and other early loyalty programs designed to bring people back to cert...
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Remember the old ads with Dolly Parton? Do you remember which brand it was?

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Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It

Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It | Herstory | Scoop.it
When HBO's Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith's bisexuality.
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Jessie Matthews 1936

Jessie Matthews 1936 | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Marian Anderson

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Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto who sang opera as well as traditional American songs (including spirituals) and became one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. German-American pianist Franz Rupp was her permanent accompanist throughout most of her career (between 1940 & 1965).


As an African-American performer, Anderson faced much racism, including the 1939 refusal of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to allow Anderson to sing for an integrated audience in Constitution Hall — resulting in Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt to arrange for the singer to have an open-air concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Easter Sunday of 1939. Anderson broke other barriers, including becoming the first black person to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955.


In addition to her work as a performer, Anderson worked for human rights, including as a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and participating in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. She did sing at the March on Washington in 1963.


Among the awards Anderson won: the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center Honors, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Her autobiography, My Lord, What A Morning, was published just after her appearance at the Met.

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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir | Herstory | Scoop.it
It is probably fair to say that I approached Simone de Beauvoir the wrong way round: I visited her grave before I read a word she'd written. This was not particularly my intention. Many years ago I was in Paris, with a handsome man who liked Sartre (my youth was filled with such men, several of whom also played the guitar. I have nothing to offer in my defence). He liked Sartre so much that he wanted to visit the great man's grave.

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Pearl Bailey

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Mutiny In The Big House Monogram Pictures Corp Men In Drag Crossdressing Movie Memorabilia

Mutiny In The Big House Monogram Pictures Corp Men In Drag Crossdressing Movie Memorabilia | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“Vintage Glossy 8 x 10 Photo Mutiny In The Big House Monogram Pictures Corp Men In Drag Crossdressing Movie Memorabilia
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Zelda Fitzgerald dies in hospital blaze - Appalachian History

Zelda Fitzgerald dies in hospital blaze - Appalachian History | Herstory | Scoop.it
Late on the night of March 10, 1948, a fire started in a kitchen of the main building of Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Spreading rapidly through a dumbwaiter shaft, flames reached every floor, and, in spite of efforts by hospital staff and local fire fighters to evacuate everyone from the building, nine patients …
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Vaudeville's famous “Klondike Kate” became a Central Oregon legend | Offbeat Oregon History

Vaudeville's famous “Klondike Kate” became a Central Oregon legend | Offbeat Oregon History | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Women in Science: Einstein’s Advice to a Little Girl Who Wants to Be a Scientist

Women in Science: Einstein’s Advice to a Little Girl Who Wants to Be a Scientist | Herstory | Scoop.it
On what matters and what doesn't.

Earlier today, we witnessed the gender imbalance in philosophy -- an imbalance arguably more pronounced
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Lily Tomlin and Director Paul Weitz on how cinema's take on abortion has changed

Lily Tomlin and Director Paul Weitz on how cinema's take on abortion has changed | Herstory | Scoop.it
Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In Paul Weitz’s Grandma, Elle (Lily Tomlin) bonds with her teenaged granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) when she comes to her seeking financial assistance for an abortion. Like last year’s indie hit Obvious Child, the film, which recently premiered at Sundance, deals honestly with...
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Watch Larry Wilmore's Scathing Takedown of Bill Cosby

Watch Larry Wilmore's Scathing Takedown of Bill Cosby | Herstory | Scoop.it
"How many more do we need? That's like if Bill Cosby drug and raped every U.S. President from George Washington to John. F Kennedy."
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Dolores Hart, New Year’s 1963; via.

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Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood

Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood | Herstory | Scoop.it
Luise Rainer, the luminous 1930s actress who won two consecutive Oscars but whose Hollywood film career was shattered when she went toe-to-toe with Louis B. Mayer, and lost, has died. She was 104.
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Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby

"Santa Baby" is a 1953 Christmas song written by Joan Javits (the niece of Senator Jacob K. Javits) and Philip Springer. Although Tony Springer is listed as ...

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yes. now all the shopping is done.


#etsyspot #dailytune #vintagemusic

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Karen Black, 1974

Karen Black, 1974 | Herstory | Scoop.it
mudwerks: “ Karen Black, 1974 (by pictosh) “ …for “The Day of the Locust” (USA 1975) Photo by Dave Friedman ” ”
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The burlesque performers who defy convention

The burlesque performers who defy convention | Herstory | Scoop.it
For Satan's Angel and Big Fannie Annie - legendary performers in the world of burlesque - age is no barrier

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Satan's Angel has appeared many times at Sex Kitten, including this exclusive interview, sharing stories from her past, and news about her documentary.

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Satan's Angel has appeared many times at Sex Kitten, including this exclusive interview, sharing stories from her past, and news about her documentary.

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Satan's Angel has appeared many times at Sex Kitten, including this exclusive interview, sharing stories from her past, and news about her documentary.

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.