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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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Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium

Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium | Herstory | Scoop.it
In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were constant factors in the daily lives of many in the United States. This Thursday, April 21, we will explore the path towards equal rights from before and after World War II with special guests. Join wherever you are via #livestream to watch the Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium.
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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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Email from Page Harrington: Why Today Matters for Women's History

Email from Page Harrington: Why Today Matters for Women's History | Herstory | Scoop.it

One day in 1917, a dozen women gathered in front of the White House. They were staging a silent protest to call for women’s right to vote.

 

Spectators yelled at them, kicked them, and spit on them. They ripped the women’s banners from their hands and threw them onto the ground.

 

...Today the President will designate a national monument for women's equality. Page Harrington talks about why this matters for women's history.

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Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History

Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History | Herstory | Scoop.it
From daughters to soldiers, from wives to weapons, they remain the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. A sub-saharan band of fe

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Grace Darling

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You might also like: SS Mohegan Myths surrounding the sinking of RMS Titanic Reinhard Hargegan, George Betts and the Sinking of the SS Muskogee The First and Last Voyage of the SS Gulfamerica Florida’s German Invasion

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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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The Wilder Women

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The publication of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s letters reveal more about the collaboration—and the politics—of Laura and her daughter Rose.

In late 2014, the South Dakota Historical Society Press published Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pre-Little House memoir, intended for adults, Pioneer Girl.  S ...

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Presiding Ladies of the White House

Presiding Ladies of the White House | Herstory | Scoop.it

we present images not of Washington and Lincoln, or even of any of the presidents, but rather the Presiding Ladies of the White House, a biographical album by Lila G. A. Woolfall, with an introduction by noted author and editor Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, published in 1903 by the Bureau of National Literature and Art in Washington, DC. We decided to focus on women related to presidents who aren’t so commonly discussed. It’s a bit surprising today some of the details Woolfall felt important to include, but overall, it’s a pleasurable and informative read.. From top to bottom, they are:

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Who killed Amy Dudley?

Who killed Amy Dudley? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Did Queen Elizabeth I murder her lover’s wife?

Queen Elizabeth the First was known as ‘the virgin queen’  but it’s unlikely this was the case. It’s true that she never married by most historians believe that she had a long-time affair with Sir Robert Dudley.

Elizabeth and Robert had known each other since childhood and were the very best of friends.When she


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Court case from 1837, involving an unwanted kiss & a bitten nose

Court case from 1837, involving an unwanted kiss & a bitten nose | Herstory | Scoop.it
bill-holmes: “ how the fuck did we get from there to where we are today ” Aces. Just aces. Yes, I’ll be adding this to Herstory.
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The Witches of Stalingrad

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Imagine you’re a German soldier, fighting your way deep into the Soviet Union during the summer of 1942. During the time you’re not actually on the front lines, you feel pretty safe and get a chance to rest, let down your guard, even sleep a full night without constant vigilance. After all, the Soviet army is retreating fast, and you’re just 19 miles from Moscow.

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Beautiful Vintage Portraits of European Girls from the First Miss Europe in 1929

Beautiful Vintage Portraits of European Girls from the First Miss Europe in 1929 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Miss Europe 1929 was the first annual Miss Europe. Miss Hungary's Elzbieta Simon won the first Miss Europe ever. Here's a gallery of beautiful portraits of 16 European girls from Europe competed in the pageant (we miss the pictures of Miss Greece and Miss Luxembourg).
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Passion & Philosophy: 'Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934–1995' edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe

Passion & Philosophy: 'Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934–1995' edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe | Herstory | Scoop.it
I knew a man of Iris Murdoch’s generation, attractive to many women, who told me how he dreaded the ‘fat envelopes’ addressed to him at his office, stuffed with...

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How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong

How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong | Herstory | Scoop.it
The quiet seamstress we want on our $10 bill was a radical active in the Black Power movement.
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Wild Girl: The Artistic Rebellion of Gertrude Hermes

Wild Girl: The Artistic Rebellion of Gertrude Hermes | Herstory | Scoop.it
The feminist sculptor is finally being honoured with an inspired exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield

 

Wild Girl: Gertrude Hermes, Sculpture & Prints 

from November 13, 2015 until January 28, 2016

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/



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Top 10 Surprising Things That Were Invented by Women

Top 10 Surprising Things That Were Invented by Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women are responsible for many inventions we use in our everyday life. Some of them will surprise you. Women invented even the very male items. Unfortunate

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Welcome to the Collection, Sylvia Rivera

Welcome to the Collection, Sylvia Rivera | Herstory | Scoop.it
Luis Carle’s photograph, taken the Saturday before the 2000 Gay Pride Parade in New York City, depicts Sylvia Rivera (1951–2002), a transgender person who was a leading figure in the quest for LGBTQ rights. Rivera sits in the center of...
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The Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) on Twitter

The Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) on Twitter | Herstory | Scoop.it

The loose morals and tight wit of history's whores.


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My fav new Twitter to follow, for sex worker & sex history.

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My fav new Twitter to follow, for sex worker & sex history.

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Vera Mcginnis, bronc rider, was the first woman in rodeo to wear pants like the men

Vera Mcginnis, bronc rider, was the first woman in rodeo to wear pants like the men | Herstory | Scoop.it

Vera Mcginnis, bronc rider, was the first woman in rodeo to wear pants like the men. Instead of having the ‘masculine’ zipper in the front, she designed the zipper to be on the side for a more ‘feminine’ look.


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The murder of Kitty Genovese

The murder of Kitty Genovese | Herstory | Scoop.it

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“I learned about the murder of Kitty Genovese in two separate psychology classes, at two separate universities. It was studied as an example of the “bystander effect”,...

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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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The papers of Lizzie Black Kander are now digitized and online

The papers of Lizzie Black Kander are now digitized and online | Herstory | Scoop.it

Lizzie Black was born in Milwaukee in 1858, the daughter of John and Mary Black, who were Jewish pioneer farmers from near Green Bay. She was educated in the Milwaukee public schools and in 1878 graduated from East Side High as valedictorian. In 1881 she married Simon Kander, a real estate and insurance salesman, who later served in the 1907 Wisconsin State Assembly.


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Women's Institute at 100

Women's Institute at 100 | Herstory | Scoop.it

The British women's organisation set up to revitalise rural communities during WW1


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From 1920 to 1924, Lucille Murphy Kept A Scrapbook

From 1920 to 1924, Lucille Murphy Kept A Scrapbook | Herstory | Scoop.it

From 1920 to 1924, Lucille Murphy attended the Milwaukee Normal School, eventually graduating with degree in music. During her time as a student, she filled a small scrapbook with a variety of mementos, ranging from photographs of friends, dance cards, ticket stubs, and pressed flowers.

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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.
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Links to (many of) my columns and articles.