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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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Woman reports FB abuse to man's employer. Man gets fired. Internet deluges woman with death and rape threats.

Woman reports FB abuse to man's employer. Man gets fired. Internet deluges woman with death and rape threats. https://t.co/7I26A68EgH


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Women with learning disabilities are hidden victims of domestic violence

Women with learning disabilities are hidden victims of domestic violence | Herstory | Scoop.it

“ Research shows that a learning disability makes women more vulnerable to domestic abuse, and police lack suitable training to deal with it”


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malek's curator insight, February 18, 2015 1:47 PM

The weakest suffersthe most

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Life, Death, Trust

Life, Death, Trust | Herstory | Scoop.it
Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 4, 2014 12:01 AM

This story is not for the faint of heart, but for the strong of heart. Read it. Help via GiftRocket.com and using email address: abrooks2014 AT hush.com

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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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Nail Polish That Changes Color When Exposed To Date Rape Drugs

Nail Polish That Changes Color When Exposed To Date Rape Drugs | Herstory | Scoop.it
andreafluff:
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“ Remember IT IS NOT A WOMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREVENT RAPE. In the world we live in, however, women should be empowered with any tools in order...
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malek's curator insight, September 1, 2014 3:42 PM

The Rape Wars: The New Nail Polish That Can Detect Roofies http://goo.gl/hiHzsB 

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Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked

Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked | Herstory | Scoop.it
The creators of a device designed to identify if your drink has been spiked have launched on Indiegogo with the aim of raising $100,000. Similar in size

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:45 PM

Great idea!

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This is a great idea! #slygrogclub

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May be a good thing if you hang with angry progressives, takers or libs...

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Are You Being Stalked? 19 Ways to Protect Yourself From a Stalker

Are You Being Stalked? 19 Ways to Protect Yourself From a Stalker | Herstory | Scoop.it
If you're being stalked - even if you THINK you're being stalked - start with these 19 ways to protect yourself from a stalker. It's better to be safe than sorry!



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I Was The Victim Of Street Harassment At Eight Months Pregnant

I Was The Victim Of Street Harassment At Eight Months Pregnant | Herstory | Scoop.it
I stood there seething, my heart pounding, frustrated and embarrassed that I couldn’t get him to stop or go away.
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Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study

Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study | Herstory | Scoop.it

Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the storms with feminine names a bit more respect.


...According to a recent study by University of Illinois researchers, hurricanes with women’s names are likely to cause significantly more deaths than those with masculine names -- not because the feminine-named storms are stronger, but because they are perceived as less threatening and so people are less prepared.

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11 Absurd Products Women Have Been Told To Buy So Men Don't Rape Them

11 Absurd Products Women Have Been Told To Buy So Men Don't Rape Them | Herstory | Scoop.it
Much easier to tell women to go shopping than to teach men not to rape, right?
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When Women Refuse

When Women Refuse | Herstory | Scoop.it
We're collecting stories of violence inflicted on women who reject sexual advances. Share yours...
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Deanna Zandt, catalogs stories of violence inflicted on women who reject sexual advances.

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Buyer Beware: Can We Trust Cheap Plan B One-Step on Amazon.com?

Buyer Beware: Can We Trust Cheap Plan B One-Step on Amazon.com? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Recently, social media lit up with the news that Amazon.com vendors are selling Plan B One-Step emergency contraception for as low as $16.90 plus shipping. We have to ask: How is that possible?
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Holding up the yellow "caution" sign...

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline | Building Your Case: How to Document Abuse

The National Domestic Violence Hotline | Building Your Case: How to Document Abuse | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Christian Colleges Have a Sexual Assault Problem

Christian Colleges Have a Sexual Assault Problem | Herstory | Scoop.it
Stories of mishandling and outright ignoring cases of sexual assault within religious institutions go back decades.
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Commodifying women’s safety « Trouble and Strife

Commodifying women’s safety « Trouble and Strife | Herstory | Scoop.it

Can mobile phone apps help to protect women from domestic and sexual violence? A recent study suggests that they might do more harm than good, as Nicole Westmarland explains.

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Women And Girls Don't Need To Be Told To Be Nicer

Women And Girls Don't Need To Be Told To Be Nicer | Herstory | Scoop.it

The trouble is that, for women, being "nice" often translates into putting up with things we should never put up with. How many times has some creep sat uncomfortably close to me on the bus and stared me down, yet I’m too afraid to just get up and move, lest I offend him?

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Laura Brown's comment, September 18, 2013 2:07 AM
In this case, I think the shirt is more about not having sex than being nice. I do agree with what you wrote about being nice. We do seem to think being nice and being a doormat are the same thing. I try not to fall into that and only be as nice as I feel I want to be. Nice is about being polite, not taking abuse.
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Why Domestic Violence Victims Fear Calling 911

Why Domestic Violence Victims Fear Calling 911 | Herstory | Scoop.it
What if getting help from the cops also meant you could get evicted?
That's the scary reality for numerous tenants across the country who live in municipalities with "nuisance property" ordinances, according to a new report by The New York Times.

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Domestic Violence Is Not a "Nuisance"

Domestic Violence Is Not a "Nuisance" | Herstory | Scoop.it

Lakisha Briggs was nearly evicted from her home for involving the police one too many times when her boyfriend tried to beat her.

 

That’s because cities and towns nationwide are passing "nuisance ordinances." These measures force landlords to evict tenants who are involved in disorderly behavior – even if they are victims of domestic violence.

 

No one should face homelessness for calling the cops to stop domestic violence! Sign our open letter calling for the repeal of nuisance ordinances so that women like Lakisha aren’t punished for calling the police.

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What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights | Herstory | Scoop.it

Abortion and access to contraception often get lumped with marriage equality as “social issues,” but there are reasons why they’ve played out differently. Take Portman’s own reasoning in his Op-Ed this morning: “We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.” In other words, gay and lesbian people are joining what Portman considers to be, and has historically been, a conservative institution — much like the military, where they’d already been serving in secret.

 

Although family planning used to be considered a conservative issue, there is still something more radical and terrifying about a woman not wanting to be a mother, or wanting to be a mother on her own terms. There will always be people who consider it the same as murder of a fully developed person in the world. There is still far more empathy for an embryo or fetus than for the living woman.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:35 PM

It's that last line of what I've quoted from the article which has upset me so deeply for what's now become my entire life.

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Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns | Herstory | Scoop.it

The National Rifle Association and its allies are challenging states’ efforts to take guns away from domestic violence offenders who have been served with civil protection orders.

 

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For all its rage and terror, the episode might well have been prevented. Had Mr. Holten lived in one of a handful of states, the protection order would have forced him to relinquish his firearms. But that is not the case in Washington and most of the country, in large part because of the influence of the National Rifle Association and its allies.

 

Advocates for domestic violence victims have long called for stricter laws governing firearms and protective orders. Their argument is rooted in a grim statistic: when women die at the hand of an intimate partner, that hand is more often than not holding a gun.

 

In these most volatile of human dramas, they contend, the right to bear arms must give ground to the need to protect a woman’s life.

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Download These Slides and Take Your Picture with...

Download These Slides and Take Your Picture with... | Herstory | Scoop.it
Download These Slides and Take Your Picture with Them To Help Raise Awareness
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Penile Code Avenger: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence

Penile Code Avenger: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it

For today, we don't even have the right to enjoy our homes, our private spaces, without fearing violence, rape, or worse. And when we dare to point that out, we are not merely dismissed, we are punished.

So many of us are still having to say, "That's life."

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The history of domestic violence repeating itself.

 

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Indian women dumped in field after sterilisations – The Express Tribune

Indian women dumped in field after sterilisations – The Express Tribune | Herstory | Scoop.it
The women had all underg­one surgic­al proced­ures at a hospit­al in the Malda distri­ct.
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47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions

47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions | Herstory | Scoop.it

by TARA CULP-RESSLER, ThinkProgress

 

According to the Guttmacher Institute, complications from unsafe abortions in the developing world contribute to 47,000 preventable deaths each year.

 

In all parts of the world, women have abortions for similar reasons, often for the very same reasons that woman who have access to modern contraception choose to use birth control. Women want to be able to delay having children if they are financially unable to care for a child or additional children, if they are not in a stable relationship with a partner who can help them care for a child, or if they still need to finish their education. But contraception isn’t readily available in many of the countries where women are dying from botched abortion procedures. Guttmacher estimates that about 222 million women in the developing world are trying to avoid pregnancy, but aren’t using a modern form of contraception, putting themselves at risk for an unintended pregnancy and an unsafe abortion.

 

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Hey, Verizon: Drop Cancellation Fees for Domestic Violence Survivors!

Hey, Verizon: Drop Cancellation Fees for Domestic Violence Survivors! | Herstory | Scoop.it
BUST Magazine, the magazine for women with something to get off their chests. Rocking your world since 1993. With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides and uncensored view of the female experience.
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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
Other Topics
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.