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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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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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If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections

If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections | Herstory | Scoop.it
Yes, you can bet on presidential elections. And gamblers betting on the election have a pretty good history of predicting the next US president. Better than the bulk of polls and surveys, in fact. ...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg interviewed by Irin Carmon about gender equality, reproductive rights, & more.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the energy and staying power her job entails and what she considers unfinished business in the fight for gender equality.

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Ginsburg discusses the economic impact of abortion restrictions: “We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country.”


Complete interview & transcript here.

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Collectible ERA? Yes!

Collectible ERA? Yes! | Herstory | Scoop.it
I don't like to make a lot of specific predictions regarding what will be the next collectible trend, but... On July 21, 2009, Representative Caroly
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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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How Much Adultery Is Too Much Adultery In China?

How Much Adultery Is Too Much Adultery In China? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Well, that all depends on who you are. China Daily reports that "adultery" is now banned for communist party members. That might seem a bit shocking, in one direction or another, depending on your ...
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49 Years After Griswold: A Splintering Legacy

49 Years After Griswold: A Splintering Legacy | Herstory | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court's historic Griswold v. Connecticut decision may have legalized contraception use between married couples, but with the Hobby Lobby case, the Roberts Court is poised to take us one giant step backward.
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Michigan GOP Members Make Fun of Women by Pretending to Read Fashion Magazines

Michigan GOP Members Make Fun of Women by Pretending to Read Fashion Magazines | Herstory | Scoop.it
Last week, three Michigan Republicans joked in a photo that they "understand" women because they read fashion magazines. But the gag is proof of how deeply they hold women in contempt.
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Conscious prejudice and bias
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"The Meek Do Not Inherit The Earth - Or At Least The Part Of It Presided Over By The American Political System"

"The Meek Do Not Inherit The Earth - Or At Least The Part Of It Presided Over By The American Political System" | Herstory | Scoop.it
Buried inside the July 1974 issue of Psychology Today, an article which sheds some light on political movements in the United States. In Violence and Political Power: The Meek Don't Make It (pages ...
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A study regarding the use of violence, such as use by this country's own terrorists (anti-abortion folks, militant religious groups, etc.), and other high-pressure tactics (boycotts, strikes) in effecting social change.

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Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years

Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years | Herstory | Scoop.it
A recent column by Phyllis Schlafly—arguably nation’s, if not the world’s, most famous hater of the feminist movement—shows just how woefully out of touch she and the conservative spokeswomen who have followed her are today.
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Schlafly said, “The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.”

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Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too | Herstory | Scoop.it
While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.
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The War On Women

The War On Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
“If a woman has (the right to abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases)...
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A huge link round-up of evidence.

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A huge link round-up of evidence.

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CPAC Come-Ons: Sexual Culture at the Nation's Largest Conservative Conference

CPAC Come-Ons: Sexual Culture at the Nation's Largest Conservative Conference | Herstory | Scoop.it
One university student CPAC attendee said that there is definitely “a culture of a bunch of creepy guys” at the conference—young guys, he clarified. “Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him.”
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Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence

Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it
According to Kentucky Rep. Joe Fischer, who has attached a 20-week abortion ban to a domestic violence bill, "The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children.”
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Grassroots 1960s Push Reformed Women's Health Care

Grassroots 1960s Push Reformed Women's Health Care | Herstory | Scoop.it

The women's health movement of the 1960s and 1970s transformed the doctor-patient relationship and yielded the novel concept that women can take control of their own health, says Laurie Edwards in this excerpt from "In the Kingdom of the Sick."...


For women, this change started with the radical notion that they had a right to know about their own bodies, had a right to control their own health care and belonged in medical schools where they could fully participate in the very health care decisions that have such significance in their lives. The grassroots women's health activism that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s was fostered by an equally diverse group of advocates, among them middle-class white women, middle- and working-class African Americans, lesbians and heterosexuals.

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Remember that scene in Mad Men, where Betty's doctor calls Don & talks to him about Betty as if she were the child? This is how we got away from that.


"Feminism challenged social practices in the doctor's office and recast relationships between compliant patient and infallible physician as part of the larger process to keep women down."


But we must also look at this history and see how we are moving backwards in America;  this is also a dire warning about where we are headed.


"The landmark court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973 by finding that preventing a woman's right to end her pregnancy violated her due process, was a pivotal piece of legislation in terms of reproductive rights, women's health and women's ability to make decisions regarding their bodies. "

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Remember that scene in Mad Men, where Betty's doctor calls Don & talks to him about Betty as if she were the child? This is how we got away from that.


"Feminism challenged social practices in the doctor's office and recast relationships between compliant patient and infallible physician as part of the larger process to keep women down."


But we must also look at this history and see how we are moving backwards in America;  this is also a dire warning about where we are headed.


"The landmark court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973 by finding that preventing a woman's right to end her pregnancy violated her due process, was a pivotal piece of legislation in terms of reproductive rights, women's health and women's ability to make decisions regarding their bodies. "

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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) - National Women's History Museum

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) - National Women's History Museum | Herstory | Scoop.it

Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi in 1917. Forty-seven years earlier, the 15th amendment had given African-Americans the right to vote. In 1920, three years after her birth, the 19th amendment granted suffrage to American women. Yet, because of oppressive social circumstances, it wasn’t until 1962, when she was 45, that Hamer learned that she had a right to vote as an American citizen. From that day, Hamer became a leader in the struggle for civil rights, social equality, and economic improvement for the African-American community. 

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Totally Full Of Shit

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Totally Full Of Shit | Herstory | Scoop.it

Fed up with the news that your tax dollars are being diverted from legitimate women's health programs and into bullshit "crisis pregnancy centers?" Well, you're not alone!

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On This Day In History, We Ought To Be Reminded

On This Day In History, We Ought To Be Reminded | Herstory | Scoop.it

On this date, November 6th, in 1967 a baby girl was born; just 21 years later, on July 18, 1989, she would be murdered.

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Remembering -- and honoring -- Rebecca Schaeffer. Be an action figure!

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The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts

The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts | Herstory | Scoop.it
It’s the Ukranian feminist group that embarrassed President Putin. Its activists have staged many protests against sexual and political repression by stripping to their waists in carefully choreographed media stunts.
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When the Femen founder finally spoke to Ms Green, he sought to justify his role within the organisation and  acknowledged the paradox of being a “patriarch” running a feminist protest group. “These girls are weak,” he says in the film.

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Founding Feminists: October 15, 1915 "New Jersey Next!"

Founding Feminists: October 15, 1915 "New Jersey Next!" | Herstory | Scoop.it

New Jersey is unique, in that it was the last place in the U.S. where women had the right to vote prior to Wyoming’s enfranchisement of women in 1869. Those who owned a certain amount of property, regardless of their gender or race, were allowed to vote here from 1776 until 1807, when the Legislature passed a law restricting the vote to white males, with the restrictions against women still on the books.

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Today is World Mental Health Day. Self-Care is a crucial component of caring for others

Today is World Mental Health Day. Self-Care is a crucial component of caring for others | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Today is World Mental Health Day. Self-Care is a crucial component of caring for others. #selfcare #audrelorde #feminism #politicalwarfare #qoutes
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President Obama Just Nominated the Very First Native American Woman For Federal Judge

President Obama Just Nominated the Very First Native American Woman For Federal Judge | Herstory | Scoop.it

Diane J. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi tribe and former U.S. attorney in Arizona, has beennominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the district of Arizona as a federal judge. If confirmed, she would be the first active member of a Native American reservation, and first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. Not only would this bring more diversity to the federal bench, but Arizona’s prominent Native community will finally be represented in a state that is infamous for ignoring Native issues.


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Sebastian Avery Morris

Sebastian Avery Morris | Herstory | Scoop.it

I am a Religious Studies Student at Temple University, and the sacristan at St. Clement's Episcopal Church, an historic Anglo-Catholic Parish in Philadelphia.
Politically I am a Christian Socialist with strong Distributist and Neo-Luddite tendencies. I live in South Philadelphia with my husband Xopher, who is a graphic artist. I'm always happy to discuss religion, progressive politics, or LGBTQ issues.

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It seems a rare find in today's world of loud-mouthed hate-mongers, but there are sane Christian voices too.


Don't let the photo scare ya; he has positive commentary on that too - it can be found here http://sebastianmorris.tumblr.com/post/60765550436/goandannouce

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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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Colorful Prism Of Racism
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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).
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Sexuality as a human right.
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