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Embroidered Rosie the Riveter Poster

Embroidering the (Controversial?) Feminist Icon However you feel about it, the Rosie the Riveter "We Can Do It" poster is undeniably iconic. The now-famous poster was created by John Howard Miller and hung in American Westinghouse factories for a very short time during World War 2, when Westinghouse had a US military defence contract. It was… Continue reading Embroidered Rosie the Riveter Poster

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Fast Fashion and Feminism

Who Made Your Clothes? What you wear communicates something about you to the world—and for years my clothes were shouting, “Amanda doesn’t care if another woman is suffering, as long as she gets a bargain!” Of course, that’s not what I thought they were saying when I bought them. But as I learned more about… Continue reading Fast Fashion and Feminism

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Dirty Dancing ‘I Carried a Watermelon’ Cross Stitch Pattern

I first saw Dirty Dancing as a teenager and immediately fell in love with it. I loved the character of Baby, I loved the music, all of it. But the feminist aspects of the story sailed straight over my head. My dad got me (*cough* downloaded) the movie and its soundtrack and I played them both repeatedly,… Continue reading Dirty Dancing ‘I Carried a Watermelon’ Cross Stitch Pattern

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Kate Sheppard’s 127-year-old argument is still valid

One hundred and twenty-two years ago today New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant all adult women full voting rights, regardless of age, ethnicity, or property ownership. Kate Sheppard was the face of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement, and today she stares up at Kiwis from the $10 note. Sheppard… Continue reading Kate Sheppard’s 127-year-old argument is still valid

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Crochet Doily Wall Hanging

It's been almost 18 months since we moved into our new apartment, but the walls are still pretty bare. This project is part of my effort to remedy that. Essentially it's three doilies, beaded and done in rainbow-coloured thread instead of white, that have been stiffened, strung together and hung on the wall. I used a larger thread… Continue reading Crochet Doily Wall Hanging

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Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell talks female friendships on TV

I was lucky enough to attend Fan Expo in Toronto yesterday, where Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell impressed fans in her Q&A session with her thoughtful, often powerful answers. Early on the 33-year-old actress was asked about Carternelli — the fan fiction idea that Peggy Carter and her friend Angela Martinelli, played by Lyndsy Fonseca, are… Continue reading Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell talks female friendships on TV