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"The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860" by Barbara Welter (1966) It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years. A woman with a "perfect body" in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today.

It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years

Addiction and eating disorder recovery site Rehabs.com worked with digital marketing agency Fractl on a project looking at the origins of Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements, and how the bodies of ideal women have compared to national averages over time. And their findings show that models and movie stars are getting smaller than the average American woman at unprecedented rates. 14 Vintage Advertisements That Would Definitely Be Banned Today - Wall Street Insanity. Today’s advertisements may get complaints about being too sexy and too photoshopped, but they have nothing on the ads of yesteryear.

14 Vintage Advertisements That Would Definitely Be Banned Today - Wall Street Insanity

Reddit user chestney posted a collection of ads that have it all: overt racism, sexism and even endangering babies. The poster titles them “Ridiculously Offensive Vintage Advertisements That Would Definitely Be Banned Today.” The first ad in the album tries to sell ties by stating, “show her it’s a man’s world,” and depicts a woman on her knees serving a man breakfast in bed.

VIDA — Women in Literary Arts. WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English. Women's Audio Visuals In English (WAVE) is a database maintained by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office that lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women.

WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English

The information has been drawn entirely from distributors' and producers' catalogs and websites, reviews in periodicals, filmographies, reference works, and library catalogs; in most cases we have not examined the materials themselves. <more>

Women's Lit.

Transgender issues. Girl Up Homepage | GirlUp | United Nations Foundation | Uniting Girls to Change the World. Judith Butler Explained with Cats | BINARYTHIS. Following hot on the heels of Foucault Explained with Hipsters , here’s JB’s Gender Trouble explained in Socratic dialogue style.

Judith Butler Explained with Cats | BINARYTHIS

With cats. All page references from Butler, J. (1990 [2008: 1999]). Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? | Arts & Culture. Black Feminism LIVES! What: This is a weekend retreat to practice and celebrate the technology of black feminist breathing.

Black Feminism LIVES!

We will use breathing, mantras and poetry rooted in short wise sayings from black feminist teachers and writers as a resource for mindfulness, sustainability and connection to legacy and purpose. This retreat builds on a successful national (plus Canada) Black Feminist Breathing Tour through which Sista Docta Time Traveller Space Cadet visited schools and community centers around North America. It also builds on 5 years of retreats by Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind in North Carolina and South Carolina. 15 Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know. Visual Artists rarely get enough credit and recognition, but black female visual artists are a group that seems to be left out of the spotlight completely.

15 Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know

Growing up as a young black female visual artist, there seemed to be no one who looked like me to look up to. But black female visual artists do exist, and they are creating some of the best art out today. Here are some of our favorites: Black Womyn's Visual Art. 100 Conversations - Digital Safety. MAKERS. Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex.

Violence and gender

Green Dot. Activism + Volunteering. The Top 10 Facts About the Wage Gap. Masculinity. Women's History Month: 10 Things to Thank Feminists for | Strollerderby. By joslyngray | Bringing a trumpet to a protest totally makes it a party!

Women's History Month: 10 Things to Thank Feminists for | Strollerderby

Oh, those wacky feminists. Always burning their bras and eating granola and asking for equality ‘n’ stuff. Boggs Center | "Each generation, coming out of obscurity, must define its mission and fulfill or betray it." Frantz Fanon - The Wretched of the Earth James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. {r}evolution. Feminist.com. Activism. Take Action!

Activism

The Girl Effect Video "The Clock is Ticking" Activism Spotlight (by the Feminist Majority) SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) - NWSA.