Posts Tagged ‘women’

Heels

September 10, 2016

Heels

Women’s shoes, 1900 — 1980, from Cicely Hansen, via Mode:

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The Gender Wage Gap

September 9, 2016

The Gender Wage Gap

“Women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.”  Factually correct, but that doesn’t reflect the complexity of the problem. Sarah Kliff explains:

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Miss Todd

May 21, 2016

Miss Todd,”  an award-winning stop-motion musical animation about E. Lilian Todd, the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane. Directed by Kristina Yee.

Writers Kristina Yee and Frances Poletti have used stills from the film to produce a children’s book.

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Harriet Tubman: On the Money

April 21, 2016

Harriet Tubman: On thr Money

American hero Harriet Tubman will replace the genocidal, slave-owning killer Andrew Jackson on the face of the US 20 dollar bill sometime after 2020.

$20 dollars was the monthly pension Harriet Tubman received from the government as a war widow and for her own service in the Civil War. And the pension wasn’t awarded until 1899.

More:

“The $20 Bill Honors Harriet Tubman In A Relevant Way You Might Not Know About,” Amée LaTour, Bustle

“How Harriet Tubman’s military service added up to $20 — a month,” Kevin Lilley, Army Times

“Harriet Tubman once staged a sit-in to get $20. The Treasury just gave her all of them.” Dara Lind, Vox

Related:

“Here’s the nerdiest reason for cheering Andrew Jackson’s removal from the $20 bill,” Jeff Spross, The Week

“A Short History of Harriet Tubman in American Pop Culture,” Francie Diep, Medium

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

April 10, 2016

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” was written from a male point of view by Robert Hazard, who recorded this demo in 1979. Cindy Lauper transformed the song into a good-time feminist anthem in 1983:

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Who’s Got the Power?

April 9, 2016

Who’s Got the Power? Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. They’re back. And don’t call them “Princess!”

More:

“Powerpuff Yourself Website Will Transform You Into A Powerpuff Girl And Fulfill All Your Childhood Dreams,” Lara Rutherford-Morrison, Bustle

“The ​Powerpuff Girls​’ Newest Villain Is a Terrifying…’Men’s Rights’ Activist,” Isis Briones, Teen Vogue

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New Body Shapes for Barbie

February 16, 2016

New Body Shapes for Barbie

The multinational Mattel corporation has announced three new body shapes for its Barbie doll. Soon petite, tall, and curvy dolls will join the anatomically non viable classic Barbies scattered across the floors of girls around the globe. Given the “fashionista” variations in skin tones and hair texture, there will now be 33 types of Barbies, as varied as the young women playing with them.

But what about Hijab Barbie? And Lego just issued a minfigure in a wheelchair. Just sayin’.

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Quitter: Trump Debate No-Show

January 28, 2016

Quitter: Trump Debate No-Show

“Trump’s Misogynistic Meltdown,” Emily Arrowood, U.S. News & World Report

“Donald Trump Is Skipping the GOP Debate Because He Hates Women,” Jesse Berney, Rolling Stone

“CNN’s Carol Costello: If Trump ‘Cherishes Women,’ Why Does He Call Them Bimbos?” Alex Griswold, Mediaite

“Donald Trump has a problem with strong women,” Edward Luce, Financial Times

“Rand Paul: Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Like A Strong, Assertive Woman,’” Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed

“The sexism in Donald Trump’s latest swipe at Fox News’s Megyn Kelly,” Eric Wemple, Washington Post

“Fear of Women Is Key to Donald Trump’s Misogyny — and America’s,” Adele M. Stan, American Prospect

Related:

“Millions Resent Being Put in Horrible Position of Siding with Megyn Kelly,” Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

“How Donald Trump uses .political correctness. to make sexist bullying seem like heroism,” Amanda Taub, Vox

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The Mother of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

The Mother of Thanksgiving

America’s Thanksgiving national holiday doesn’t go directly back to Plymouth Rock. It’s due to the persistence of Sarah Josepha Hale (1788 – 1879). Mrs. Hale was a poet, a novelist, and the influential editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book magazine. She was a New Englander by birth, and thought everyone in the USA should celebrate that region’s Pilgrim founders the way they did it in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Sarah Josepha Hale also wrote cookbooks, and described a New England Thanksgiving meal in her novel Northwood. The menu includes roast turkey, sirloin of beef, leg of pork, loin of mutton, bowls of gravy, plates of vegetables, a goose, a pair of ducklings, chicken pie, plates of pickles, preserves and butter, wheat bread, plum pudding, custards, pumpkin pie, rich cake, sweetmeats and fruits, currant wine, cider and ginger beer.

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Privilege

October 24, 2015

“Let’s Talk About Privilege,” a short video by SNL’s Sasheer Zamata.

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