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Women in History
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Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 - October 4, 1951) (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research.
The Bechdel test asks if a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added.
Originally conceived for evaluating films, the Bechdel test is now used as an indicator of gender bias in all forms of fiction. About half of all contemporary films fail the test, which has been attributed to the low proportion of women in the film industry, or professionals' assumptions about the audience's preferences. Critics have noted that the test is most informative when applied in the aggregate, because individual works may pass or fail the test for reasons unrelated to sexism.
The test is named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel (/ˈbɛkdəl/ bek-dəl). In 1985, she had a character in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For voice the idea, which she attributed to a friend, Liz Wallace
My favorite, because of that grin. Ruby Taylor, arrested in 1942 in connection with an investigation in connection with prostitution.
The romantic idea of American prohibition hinges on the myth of an accessible, safe speakeasy for every soul in need of a booze-enhanced nightlife. In actuality, raids on speakeasies were incredibly common, and although owners often bribed police and city officials, actually finding and patronizing a speakeasy could be a real risk for your average Joe. Lesser kn
A lotta guys would pay good money for that.
The panic surrounding women’s suffrage managed to exacerbate masculine anxieties to such a perverse degree that you have to wonder just how terrified of women men actually were. They seemed to believe that all it took to upset the apple cart was access to bourgeois politics, then, we’d wreak havoc! Soon enough, reactionaries predicted, womenkind would be enslaving their husbands, abandoning their children and domestic duties, assaulting men on the st
Worth, born Jennifer Lee in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, was raised in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. After leaving school at the age of 15 she learned shorthand and typing and became the secretary to the head of Dr Challoner's Grammar School. She then trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and moved to London to receive training to become a midwife.
Hair styles, along with our idea of what's beautiful, has changed a lot over the years. The folks at Cut Video, however, have created a short but brilliant video that aims to capture a century's worth of hair styling and makeup changes in about a minute.
Daily Curio – Collected on the Seeker’s journey in search of the curious, the rare, the unusual and the intriguing. Underwater Circus, the Mermaids and the Pirates, Underwater Follies – the mermaids of Weeki Wachee know how to put on a good show. These 1950’s postcards (source) were discovered in an antique store and feature the famous...