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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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April 21, 2016 6:33 AM
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Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium

Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium | Herstory | Scoop.it
In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were constant factors in the daily lives of many in the United States. This Thursday, April 21, we will explore the path towards equal rights from before and after World War II with special guests. Join wherever you are via #livestream to watch the Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium.
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April 16, 2016 6:44 PM
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Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History

Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History | Herstory | Scoop.it
From daughters to soldiers, from wives to weapons, they remain the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. A sub-saharan band of fe

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April 14, 2016 6:26 PM
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Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker

Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker | Herstory | Scoop.it
What are we to make today of this famous woman who, beginning almost a century ago, has fascinated generations with her wit, flair, talent, and near genius for self-destruction?
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April 12, 2016 3:54 PM
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Women Lose $500 Billion Annually Thanks to Gender Wage Gap #EqualPayDay

Women Lose $500 Billion Annually Thanks to Gender Wage Gap #EqualPayDay | Herstory | Scoop.it
If women had received equal pay in the year 2015, they could have secured 83 more weeks of food for themselves and their families, 11 additional months’ worth of rent, or nine more years of birth control.
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April 12, 2016 3:27 PM
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Email from Page Harrington: Why Today Matters for Women's History

Email from Page Harrington: Why Today Matters for Women's History | Herstory | Scoop.it

One day in 1917, a dozen women gathered in front of the White House. They were staging a silent protest to call for women’s right to vote.

 

Spectators yelled at them, kicked them, and spit on them. They ripped the women’s banners from their hands and threw them onto the ground.

 

...Today the President will designate a national monument for women's equality. Page Harrington talks about why this matters for women's history.

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March 27, 2016 8:46 PM
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Meet the wild child ‘Tiger Woman’ who tried to kill Aleister Crowley

Meet the wild child ‘Tiger Woman’ who tried to kill Aleister Crowley | Herstory | Scoop.it
 
The other morning here at Dangerous Minds Towers (Scotland), while I sat sifting through the mailbag looking for presents and antique snuff boxes, m’colleague Tara McGinley popped a fascinating article in front of me about a wild “Tiger Woman.”

At first I thought this tabloid tale was perhaps about the woman who had inspired Roy Wood to write his rather wonderful and grimy little number “Wild Tiger Woman” for The Move. As I read on, I realized this story of a rebellious singer, dancer and artist’s model was unlikely to have been the woman Wood had in...

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March 25, 2016 5:01 PM
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Grace Darling

Grace Darling | Herstory | Scoop.it
You might also like: SS Mohegan Myths surrounding the sinking of RMS Titanic Reinhard Hargegan, George Betts and the Sinking of the SS Muskogee The First and Last Voyage of the SS Gulfamerica Florida’s German Invasion

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March 23, 2016 5:40 PM
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How The Eviction Epidemic Is Trapping Black Women In Poverty

How The Eviction Epidemic Is Trapping Black Women In Poverty | Herstory | Scoop.it
Matthew Desmond’s new book makes an undeniable case that we need to fix this all-American tragedy.

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March 23, 2016 7:27 AM
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It’s OK to think you’re hot as fuck

It’s OK to think you’re hot as fuck | Herstory | Scoop.it
danceydancejk: “ Kelly Bastow, aka moosekleenex, on Tumblr ” It’s OK to think you’re hot as fuck
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March 21, 2016 10:22 AM
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Vintage Comic Book Gawkers

Vintage Comic Book Gawkers | Herstory | Scoop.it
comicslams: “ Love and Romance Vol. 2 No. 6, June 1972 ” Vintage gawkers
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March 20, 2016 11:19 PM
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The Horrifying Reason Women Are Buying Plan B for One Another 

The Horrifying Reason Women Are Buying Plan B for One Another  | Herstory | Scoop.it
You guys are the real heroes.
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March 14, 2016 11:03 AM
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Here’s Miss Aerial Mail, New South Wales, c. 1922

Here’s Miss Aerial Mail, New South Wales, c. 1922 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Here’s Miss Aerial Mail, New South Wales, c. 1922.
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March 13, 2016 6:47 PM
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The Wilder Women

The Wilder Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
The publication of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s letters reveal more about the collaboration—and the politics—of Laura and her daughter Rose.

In late 2014, the South Dakota Historical Society Press published Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pre-Little House memoir, intended for adults, Pioneer Girl.  S ...

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March 7, 2016 7:12 PM
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Presiding Ladies of the White House

Presiding Ladies of the White House | Herstory | Scoop.it

we present images not of Washington and Lincoln, or even of any of the presidents, but rather the Presiding Ladies of the White House, a biographical album by Lila G. A. Woolfall, with an introduction by noted author and editor Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, published in 1903 by the Bureau of National Literature and Art in Washington, DC. We decided to focus on women related to presidents who aren’t so commonly discussed. It’s a bit surprising today some of the details Woolfall felt important to include, but overall, it’s a pleasurable and informative read.. From top to bottom, they are:

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March 6, 2016 12:45 PM
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Motherhood, interrupted: brands must be sensitive to the stresses of digital parenting

Motherhood, interrupted: brands must be sensitive to the stresses of digital parenting | Herstory | Scoop.it
At a time when parenting is endlessly interrupted by digital communication and social media, brands must beware of exacerbating the pressure on women, writes Nicola Kemp. According to @babycentreuk, mothers feel under intense pressure, and don’t need that made worse by brands.

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Google ‘parenting advice’ returns more than 85m articles, it is no surprise that 56% of new parents feel overwhelmed by the advice they receive.

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Google ‘parenting advice’ returns more than 85m articles, it is no surprise that 56% of new parents feel overwhelmed by the advice they receive.

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March 4, 2016 6:59 PM
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Harper Lee – a life in pictures

Harper Lee – a life in pictures | Herstory | Scoop.it
Nelle Harper Lee, author of the hugely loved novel To Kill A Mockingbird, has died. Her famously reclusive existence meant few photographs have emerged of her. These are a few
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March 3, 2016 3:33 PM
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Chris Hardwick talks about censorship of women’s bodies and absolutely nails it

hazelgracelancaster: “ Chris Hardwick talks about censorship of women’s bodies and absolutely nails it. ” You can say, “pussy,” but not “pussy.” Oh, and nipples are still scary. Scarier than the human...
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March 2, 2016 6:32 PM
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Who killed Amy Dudley?

Who killed Amy Dudley? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Did Queen Elizabeth I murder her lover’s wife?

Queen Elizabeth the First was known as ‘the virgin queen’  but it’s unlikely this was the case. It’s true that she never married by most historians believe that she had a long-time affair with Sir Robert Dudley.

Elizabeth and Robert had known each other since childhood and were the very best of friends.When she


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March 1, 2016 6:36 PM
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A series of comics about men being deceived by makeup

A series of comics about men being deceived by makeup | Herstory | Scoop.it
sketchshark: “ I’ve been doing a series of comics about men being deceived by makeup. ” Real world concerns in comic form: men deceived by makeup
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February 29, 2016 11:19 PM
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Every Playboy Playmate Centerfold Ever

Every Playboy Playmate Centerfold Ever | Herstory | Scoop.it
Some wonderful person uploaded scans of every Playboy Playmate centerfold to imgur. It’s an amazing collection, whether your interests are prurient or lofty. Kind of amazing to see how our st…
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January 19, 2016 11:48 AM
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Court case from 1837, involving an unwanted kiss & a bitten nose

Court case from 1837, involving an unwanted kiss & a bitten nose | Herstory | Scoop.it
bill-holmes: “ how the fuck did we get from there to where we are today ” Aces. Just aces. Yes, I’ll be adding this to Herstory.
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January 13, 2016 5:21 PM
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The Witches of Stalingrad

The Witches of Stalingrad | Herstory | Scoop.it
Imagine you’re a German soldier, fighting your way deep into the Soviet Union during the summer of 1942. During the time you’re not actually on the front lines, you feel pretty safe and get a chance to rest, let down your guard, even sleep a full night without constant vigilance. After all, the Soviet army is retreating fast, and you’re just 19 miles from Moscow.

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January 12, 2016 3:18 PM
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Seriously, Mattel? Hello Barbie is OBSESSED With Fashion.

Seriously, Mattel? Hello Barbie is OBSESSED With Fashion. | Herstory | Scoop.it
Is Hello Barbie anti-feminist?

For most of Barbie’s nearly six decades of existence, she has been held up as a symbol of how sexist gender ideals are marketed to young women: a high-heeled, hyper-sexualized stereotype, coated in cotton candy-pink and glitter. 


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 It’s a disturbing reinforcement of the deeply sexist idea that being feminine—that being a girl or a woman—necessitates a consuming interest in fashion and appearance. When my colleague

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January 11, 2016 6:46 PM
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"A Good Wife's Guide" 1950s

"A Good Wife's Guide" 1950s | Herstory | Scoop.it
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January 10, 2016 11:02 AM
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Wild Girl: The Artistic Rebellion of Gertrude Hermes

Wild Girl: The Artistic Rebellion of Gertrude Hermes | Herstory | Scoop.it
The feminist sculptor is finally being honoured with an inspired exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield

 

Wild Girl: Gertrude Hermes, Sculpture & Prints 

from November 13, 2015 until January 28, 2016

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/



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Gertrude Hermes. Une artiste féministe oubliée, qui s'est placée volontairement en dehors d'un système artistique qui ne lui correspondait pas.
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
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