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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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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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These Teen Activists Are Using Technology to Map History's Invisible Women

These Teen Activists Are Using Technology to Map History's Invisible Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
Putting unsung heroines on the map.

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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
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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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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 5:45 PM

Great idea!

Eagle Business Maps's curator insight, July 21, 2014 9:05 PM

This is a great idea! #slygrogclub

Less Gov. More Fun.™'s curator insight, July 22, 2014 1:08 PM

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

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This device solves the problem for women who walk miles carrying water on their head

This device solves the problem for women who walk miles carrying water on their head | Herstory | Scoop.it
Many women and girls in Rural India especially in the arid regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan walk long distance carrying water from distant sources. They balanc…
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Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Down the rabbit hole of antimatter, or how to believe six impossible things about gender stereotypes before breakfast.

 

As a lover of science and of all things Alice in Wonderland, imagine my delight at discovering Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics (public library) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist Robert Gilmore, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and CERN.

 

Besides the clever concept, two things make the book especially remarkable: It flies in the face of gender stereotypes with a female protagonist who sets out to make sense of some of the most intense science of all time, and it features Gilmore’s own magnificent illustrations for a perfect intersection of art and science, true to recent research indicating that history’s most successful scientists also dabbled in the arts."


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Happy Birthday, Grace Hopper: She taught computers to talk

Happy Birthday, Grace Hopper: She taught computers to talk | Herstory | Scoop.it
In a fast-moving tech world, it's worth taking time to remember Grace Hopper. A navy admiral and math whiz, she taught computers to talk
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Google is honoring her today too.


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Delia Derbyshire: Trailblazer for Musical Modernism

Delia Derbyshire: Trailblazer for Musical Modernism | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Forget Wonder Woman: These Women Nerds Are Our Real Superheroes

Forget Wonder Woman: These Women Nerds Are Our Real Superheroes | Herstory | Scoop.it
Thank you to the many women nerd superheroes that have made our world a better place.
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Women programming the ENIAC, by re-plugging the hardware

Women programming the ENIAC, by re-plugging the hardware | Herstory | Scoop.it

Where women could be used to do work considered beneath men (or where they could be used as cheap labor to undercut men’s wages) they were, resulting in jobs that became feminized–in other words, perceived as deskilled and thus given mostly to women. Programming was one such area until 1960s-era watersheds in the popularization of management science gave employers a new vision: one of technocratic control through young, male manager-programmers. But at the same time, hardware jobs stayed feminized: through the 1960s, IBM UK, for example, measured its manufacturing and testing in “girl hours” rather than man hours.

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Your Phone Wants You To Have Sex Now

Your Phone Wants You To Have Sex Now | Herstory | Scoop.it

There’s an app for that? Now your phone tells you when to have sex.

 

[T]he new trend in this technology is tracking something that women have monitored for centuries – the menstrual cycle. Given some basic information, apps like Kindara tell women when to have sex so they can plan or prevent pregnancy.

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Tess Giles Marshall's comment, March 16, 2013 7:31 AM
Well I almost wish I was still pre-menopause so I could try this out!!
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To plan or prevent pregnancy is rather surprising!

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Meet Kraftwerk's Original 3-D Animator, Rebecca Allen | Underwire | Wired.com

Meet Kraftwerk's Original 3-D Animator, Rebecca Allen | Underwire | Wired.com | Herstory | Scoop.it

When Kraftwerk needed a video to match its electronic music nearly three decades ago, the band turned to Rebecca Allen, a pioneer in the field of computer art. Allen was the creative genius at the helm for 1986′s “Musique Non Stop,” one of the earliest examples of rendered 3-D graphics in a music video.

 

Creating the milestone video, which made Allen a major force behind the German band’s visual aesthetic in the ’80s, was a painstaking process that took nearly two years for Allen and her team at the New York Institute of Technology’s Computer Graphics Laboratory to complete.

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Hilarious Vintage Computer Ads

Hilarious Vintage Computer Ads | Herstory | Scoop.it

Hilarious Vintage Computer Ads... Sexist too.

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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.