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One woman’s movement to strip beauty standards and reclaim her face

One woman’s movement to strip beauty standards and reclaim her face | Soup for thought | Scoop.it

This March, I’m challenging myself to an entire month without makeup.


People wear makeup for various reasons. Some wear it to emphasize their ethnic identity, some to accentuate their gender identity. Others use makeup as an empowering survival tool in an oppressed culture, while others consider their makeup to be an ongoing art piece in self-expression. Some reasons are positive, but my reason for wearing makeup was not. I wanted to be perfect.


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Interesting challenge, keep us posted.

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At Swords’ Point: Humor As Weapon | The Comics Journal

At Swords’ Point: Humor As Weapon | The Comics Journal | Soup for thought | Scoop.it

Humor is a big joke on us all. It’s one huge paradox. While it seems unconditionally benevolent, stimulating laughter and good feeling, it is often cruel, destructive, and manipulative.

 

So says Betty Swords. And she should know. For over twenty-five years, starting in 1955, she was a professional humorist. She sold her cartoons to the major magazine markets, including Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Changing Times. She also produced a considerable quantity of humorous writing for such publications as McCall’s, Modern Maturity, Christian Science Monitor, and others. And beginning in 1976, Swords taught college courses in the power of humor and lectured widely on the subject.

 

...And then I realized that the punching bag was always a woman. “Marriage is seen as bad,” she went on, recollecting the experience as we talked on the patio in back of her Denver home in June 1995. And she cited examples of one-liners to prove her point:

 

Married life is great—it’s my wife I can’t stand.

 

He was unlucky in both his marriages—his first wife left him. And his second one won’t.

 

A bachelor’s last words—I do.

 

“Marriage is seen as horrible because it meant that the man had lost his freedom,” she continued.


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One article you have to read as a great piece of feminism movement.

The most widely reprinted cartoon of Betty Swords.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:54 PM

Along with a profile on a great woman, there are well-articulated and documented issues of gender bias that are still around today.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:55 PM

Along with a profile on a great woman, there are well-articulated and documented issues of gender bias that are still around today.

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"Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America" Trailer

Preview of the documentary film about gender violence in the US. The film follows the story of Kim, as she and her three children make their way through a Duluth,…

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The Way To A Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach & Other Lessons In Vintage Cookbooks

The Way To A Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach & Other Lessons In Vintage Cookbooks | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
This is the cover of The Way To His Heart “A Cookbook with a Personality”, 1941; note the figures on the cover. The five female figures on the cover of...

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KITSCH-SLAPPED describe itself as

"SPECIALIZING IN BAD TASTE FROM A (FEMINIST) CHICK’S PERSPECTIVE. POP CULTURE, PAST & PRESENT, IN YER KISSER."

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:25 PM

One cookbook illustrates so many issues: body image, ageing, racism, marketing & consumerism. Oh, and recipes too ;)