Posts Tagged: gender

A Womans Expiration date of Beauty Art by Sally Edelstein

Women and Beauty- Is there an Expiration Date?

Today I turn 64 and if I am to believe the media, I have long passed my expiration date of desirability as a woman. In fact to accept conventional wisdom about women, nothing matches their fear of visible signs of

A Womans Expiration date of Beauty Art by Sally Edelstein

Women and Beauty- Is there an Expiration Date?

Today I turn 64 and if I am to believe the media, I have long passed my expiration date of desirability as a woman. In fact to accept conventional wisdom about women, nothing matches their fear of visible signs of

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Rise:Empower, Change and Action!

Collage Detail from Womens Lib- A Storms Approachin’ collage by Sally Edelstein Nearly 50 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Once again

Rise:Empower, Change and Action!

Collage Detail from Womens Lib- A Storms Approachin’ collage by Sally Edelstein Nearly 50 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Once again

Maidenform Dream Ads – Iconic and Ironic

  Maidenform’s vintage iconic ads have become a lot more ironic as the prevalence of sexual harassment and mistreatment in the workplace have become part of our national dialogue. Women Learn to Dream On Once upon a time the Mad

Maidenform Dream Ads – Iconic and Ironic

  Maidenform’s vintage iconic ads have become a lot more ironic as the prevalence of sexual harassment and mistreatment in the workplace have become part of our national dialogue. Women Learn to Dream On Once upon a time the Mad

Vintage Cartoon Womens Lib Sexist

Sexism, So What’s New?

As this presidential election has made abundantly clear, sexism is not just some feminist fantasy. In a tumultuous campaign year of blatant misogyny where boys behaving badly have both demeaned and objectified women, and sexual misconduct along with  sexual harassment

Vintage Cartoon Womens Lib Sexist

Sexism, So What’s New?

As this presidential election has made abundantly clear, sexism is not just some feminist fantasy. In a tumultuous campaign year of blatant misogyny where boys behaving badly have both demeaned and objectified women, and sexual misconduct along with  sexual harassment

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

vintage love comics

Love is Love

Hours after the horrific news broke of the shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, the gunman’s father suggested to the media that the sight of 2 men kissing may have prompted his son to go on a killing rampage.

vintage love comics

Love is Love

Hours after the horrific news broke of the shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, the gunman’s father suggested to the media that the sight of 2 men kissing may have prompted his son to go on a killing rampage.

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

vintage sexist Wife Beater Permit

Domestic Violence- No Joke

Who says there’s nothing funny about domestic violence? For some mid-century men, beating your wife was not only condoned, but provided an endless source of  belly laughs and good-natured guffaws. What red-blooded all American man  in 1957 wouldn’t be tickled

vintage sexist Wife Beater Permit

Domestic Violence- No Joke

Who says there’s nothing funny about domestic violence? For some mid-century men, beating your wife was not only condoned, but provided an endless source of  belly laughs and good-natured guffaws. What red-blooded all American man  in 1957 wouldn’t be tickled