Category: women

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Everything You Know About Corsets Is False

1. Thirteen-inch waists are a thing of myths.

2. Corsets did not create misshapen livers or life-threatening diseases.

3. Men did not force women into corsets.

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A Century of Dazzling Party Dresses

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“Let’s drive better than men!” A driving manual by Mary Arnold, published by the Melbourne Vacuum Oil Co., circa 1934. (Via)

Classified advertisements offering abortions and abortifacients in euphemistic terms, from the New York Herald, December 9, 1841, and the New York Sun, December 15, 1841.

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Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem

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When Being a Lesbian Was Profitable, For Men

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“I think the truth is that if you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own, you have it made.“ 

~ Edith Windsor (1929 – 2017)

Women’s jewelry. Finno-Ugric peoples, X-XI centuries.

What’s the Reno Cure for Valentines Gone Wrong? D-I-V-O-R-C-E.

Thousands of articles of everyday women’s clothing are being preserved in lockers in a college basement. But where, exactly, does their value lie?