Posts tagged ‘womens history’

April 20th, 2012

Stacey

homealivedocumentary:

In the early 90s, Stacey was living in Pioneer Square. She worked at a French restaurant, a punk rock bar called The Storeroom, and she did freelance photography. She was at the first meetings that happened after Mia’s death and became one of the nine co-founders of Home Alive. Stacey discussed the D.I.Y. nature of the collective in the way that they would buy these “pit stained t-shirts” from thrift stores to stamp on the Home Alive logo that Jessica made. They would then sell those Home Alive t-shirts at their fundraiser shows for $5. She also talked about how beautiful it was that Home Alive offered all kinds of different self-defense classes so that people could choose what kind of skills they wanted to learn. Stacey is now a photojournalist and is involved with bettering the public school system where her two daughters attend. 

April 15th, 2012

tsotchke: becauseofthiswoman: Name: Comandante RamonaDates:…



tsotchke:

becauseofthiswoman:

Name: Comandante Ramona
Dates: 1959-2006

Why she rocks: She was a Mayan woman and an officer of the Zapatista Army, serving as a symbol of equality and standing up for the indigenous and impoverished peoples of Mexico. She led revolts and uprisings, demanding basic rights and needs for her people. Even when she was diagnosed with cancer, she still continued to fight for what was right.

Because of this woman… she led the Mexican peoples to stand up to their government, and helped them receive things like food, water, and shelter, as well as their basic human rights.

badass

April 15th, 2012

the bad dominicana: The Untold Story of The Iroquois Influence On Early Feminists

the bad dominicana: The Untold Story of The Iroquois Influence On Early Feminists :

zuky:

deluxvivens:

by Sally Roesch Wagner

I had been haunted by a question to the past, a mystery of feminist history: How did the radical suffragists come to their vision, a vision not of Band-Aid reform but of a reconstituted world completely transformed?

For 20 years I had immersed myself…

Incidentally I wrote an essay on my old blog in 2009, largely inspired by Sally Roesch Wagner’s writings on Haudenosaunee women, entitled “Ongoing Echoes from the Women of the Long House” — which I reposted on this very tumblr. For whatever it’s worth, I argued that not only were Haudenosaunee women a galvanizing original source for early US (white) feminism (e.g. Bloomers), but also for the most well-known ideals of US democracy and liberty, as well as the League of Nations and the United Nations.

April 12th, 2012

"It was an all-day affair in May 1991. There were tables, a stage with performances, manifestoes…"

“It was an all-day affair in May 1991. There were tables, a stage with performances, manifestoes being read, weird drag, and bands. That evening, we went to a place called Hot House, a performance club run by crazy lefties. Fifth Column and Vaginal Davis performed. Vaginal brought down the house. It was this amazing night. Oh, and I got stabbed.”

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From an amazing oral history of queercore.  (via flavorpill)

If we start with Ms. Davis, I believe we could tell the entire history of everyone who ever mattered.

April 10th, 2012

"I choose to study medicine because I realise only too well the moral impact one has as doctor on a…"

“I choose to study medicine because I realise only too well the moral impact one has as doctor on a female patient. While one soothes their physical suffering, women open their heart to you. I see medicine as a way to help women get out of their dull resignation, to get them to help each other and make them stronger so that they will demand that which they have a right to.”

- Isala Van Diest (1842-1916), the first female physician in Belgium (via coolchicksfromhistory)
March 24th, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: Miss V. Allen conducting a demonstration…



coolchicksfromhistory:

Miss V. Allen conducting a demonstration class of practical nursing at the Princess Margaret Hospital School for Nursing, Dar es Salaam. The dummy patient is “Miss Chess.”

um, some stuff happening here.

March 24th, 2012

"The small group of women who attended the Atlanta meeting where the Association was formed,…"

“The small group of women who attended the Atlanta meeting where the Association was formed, discussed the role of white women in the lynchings of the recent period. Women who were usually present at the mob gatherings, they pointed out, and in some instances, were active members of the lynch mobs. Moreover, those white women who permitted their children to witness the murders of Black people were indoctrinating them into the racist ways of the South.”

- Angela Davis, “Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist.” Women, Race, and Class. New York: Vintage Books, 1981. p. 194 (via so-treu)
March 21st, 2012

superseventies: The Raincoats, London, 1979. Photo by Janette…



superseventies:

The Raincoats, London, 1979. Photo by Janette Beckman.

They played Olympia last night, I believe!

March 11th, 2012

From “Women of the Future, 1902” (The women of the…



From “Women of the Future, 1902

(The women of the future are all white.)

(ps starting whitewashing tag, might be useful in various places)

March 9th, 2012

superseventies: Germaine Greer in Nova, October 1970….





superseventies:

Germaine Greer in Nova, October 1970. Photographs by Roger Stowell.