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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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What Does It Mean to Be a Spinster?

What Does It Mean to Be a Spinster? | Herstory | Scoop.it
In 2011, Kate Bolick wrote a cover story for the Atlantic it called “All the Single Ladies.” The piece caused a bit of a sensation, hitting as it did the common funny bone of a certain kind of white-collar professional woman today, for whom the question of a life “of...
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This Exotic Dancer Just Nailed Everything Wrong with Modern Beauty

This Exotic Dancer Just Nailed Everything Wrong with Modern Beauty | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Being beautiful is a decision you make."
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Who Farts? And Who Cares?

Who Farts? And Who Cares? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Sociologists Martin Weinberg and Colin Williams wanted to know. They and their team interviewed 172 college students about their habits and concerns about farting and pooping. They published their results in an article called Fecal Matters. They discovered that everybody farts and everybody cares, but not everyone cares all the time or equally.


They separated their results by gender and sexual orientation. When they asked people if they were worried that the hearer would “feel disgust,” heterosexual women were most likely to agree and heterosexual men the least, with non-heterosexual men and women in the middle, but flipped such that men were more worried than women.

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Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed

Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed | Herstory | Scoop.it
In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental institution.
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Monopoly’s Inventor: The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go’

Monopoly’s Inventor: The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go’ | Herstory | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Magie, a crusader against big business, devised the classic capitalist game decades before the man credited with its creation.
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A a lover of board games, history, and women, this is fascinating (and disturbing).

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The Beauty of A Cultural Movement- Black History: 1960's Black Panther Makeup Tips

New Uploads every single day this week!!! Welcome back to video number 3 of our black history through our eyes makeup series! I came up with this look to cel...
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About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena...

About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena... | Herstory | Scoop.it

Yeah but did you forget the last sentences of the episode?

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Insightful conversation with differing opinions. Click to read it all.

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Powerpuff Girls History

Powerpuff Girls History | Herstory | Scoop.it
Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.

They start acting bitter,
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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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Rare burial in Italy attributed to a 'witch girl'

Rare burial in Italy attributed to a 'witch girl' | Herstory | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a teenage girl in Italy whose burial is so odd, her community likely believed her to be a witch. Image: Stefano Roascio The way a person is buried by their community says a lot about how they were...

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CT Blake's curator insight, November 29, 2014 2:38 PM

Burial practices have been a topic in class in the past.

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Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men | Herstory | Scoop.it
Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.
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Introduction: A Forgotten Study Of Female Political Power In Muslim History

Introduction: A Forgotten Study Of Female Political Power In Muslim History | Herstory | Scoop.it

For me personally, the history of ruling women in Muslim history is a history of silence, exclusion, segregation and oblivion.


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Do Mothers Need Some Time Away from Social Media?

Do Mothers Need Some Time Away from Social Media? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Social networking may be stressing mothers out. Half of US mother social users report feeling pressure to create an image that their lives are perfect on social platforms, with younger mothers especially likely to feel this way. The majority of mothers have actually considered stopping use of or taking a break from social media due to burnout or frustration.
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Public social pressures, more than fear over time-wasted, is behind declines in mothers using social media.

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Sexiness vs Objectification

Sexiness vs Objectification | Herstory | Scoop.it
Lots of people tend to assume that when I say I want less objectified women, less terrible outfits and better representation in media, that what I'm actually saying is “Sex is bad! Sexuality is bad...
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We get it: “Pro-Lifers Love Fetuses But what...

We get it: “Pro-Lifers Love Fetuses But what... | Herstory | Scoop.it
We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses
But what about the people, the women, who are already here?
Vote Pro-Choice
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The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous

The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous | Herstory | Scoop.it
Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.
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"Jenny on the Job"

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“ "Jenny on the Job" was a series of posters issued by the Public Health Services in 1943 created by artist Kula Robbins. This specific poster is titled "Jenny on the Job - Wears styles...
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We've Walked On The F-ing Moon, But...

We've Walked On The F-ing Moon, But... | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ I want this on a shirt

See also: Johnny Can’t Concentrate On His Math Because Sue’s Bra Strap Is Showing – I Guess His Only Option Is To Fail Math & Rape The Girl
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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home.

Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil

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Why We Need More Erotic Photos Of Older Women (& Lots Of Other Awesome!)

Why We Need More Erotic Photos Of Older Women (& Lots Of Other Awesome!) | Herstory | Scoop.it
Recently a blogger of note accused me of 'pandering to men'. Keep in mind that 'pander', to be precise, means to 'gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit of a person with such a desire).'...

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Also worthy of reading because even blogging about sex makes you a sex worker...

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96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should

96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should | Herstory | Scoop.it
Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials.

The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent.

(Some images below may be considered NSFW.)



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Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming

Christy Mack's Assault Exposes Misogyny, Victim-Blaming, & Sex Worker Shaming | Herstory | Scoop.it
By now you've probably hear about the brutal attack on sex worker Christy Mack alleged to be the work of her ex-boyfriend, Jon Paul Koppenhaver aka War Machine. The model and adult porn star releas...

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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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The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920

The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920 | Herstory | Scoop.it

Pamphlets written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett on the subject of lynching comprise a substantial body of innovative writing, reporting, and analysis in U.S. intellectual history. In the 1890s especially, nascent professional social scientists, media opinion shapers, and leaders in the black community acknowledged and relied on her work.1 Indeed, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's foundational insights into the complex social dynamics behind the lynching for rape scenario have stood the test of time in the more than one hundred years since she penned them; yet her status and recognition as a social critic in the ensuing years has been embattled, to say the least.2 At her death in 1931, for example, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) journal, The Crisis, that her work had been "easily forgotten" and "taken to greater success" by others.3 Wells-Barnett herself complained in a diary of the neglect of "my anti-lynching contribution" in early black history textbooks penned by the influential scholar Carter G. Woodson.4 This essay suggests that rather than comprising a "forgotten" body work, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's pamphlet writings were appropriated and transformed by peers and colleagues in social reform. In turn, they marginalized her as author and leader.


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In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:00 PM

In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

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Bath: The Great War in Costume

Bath: The Great War in Costume | Herstory | Scoop.it

19 July - 31 August 2014


"The war is usually seen through military eyes.  However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do  – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it."


‘Fighting on the Home Front:  The Legacy of Women in WorldWar One’  by  Kate  Adie, (Hodder &  Stoughton)

 

World War I changed women’s life forever; in terms of status, class, position and what was acceptable for a woman to wear. Fashion changed with the innovation of women being required to do men’s work. The corset disappeared and trousers became a norm.



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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 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.