Category: women

30 beautiful black and white portraits of a very young Jane…

30 beautiful black and white portraits of a very young Jane Fonda from between the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Did you know there was a Gallic chieftain’s wife who so impressed that Romans that they wrote her story – preserving her deeds and her name for posterity?

And she lived about 200 years before Boudicca.

19 important marriage tips for women from the Victorian era.

19 important marriage tips for women from the Victorian era.

Girls make the finishing touches to one another’s costumes…

Girls make the finishing touches to one another’s costumes before the night’s performance with one of France’s most famous revue dance-teams, the Ballet Avila, in a show at Alexandra Palace in London, July 31, 1948. Photographed by Bert Hardy.

pogphotoarchives: Group of women with umbrella…

pogphotoarchives:

Group of women with umbrellas and camera

From the Norma Day collection

Date: ca. 1900-1915

Negative Number: 000635

Portraits of beautiful young girls featured on the ‘Top of the…

Portraits of beautiful young girls featured on the ‘Top of the Pops’ album covers of the first 40 volumes.

Portraits of beautiful young girls featured on the ‘Top of the…

Portraits of beautiful young girls featured on the ‘Top of the Pops’ album covers of the first 40 volumes.

Sexism and Lobotomies

Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, women were disproportionately given lobotomies during the psychiatric procedure’s heyday. From the 1940s through the mid-1950s, men slightly outnumbered women as patients in American state hospitals, yet female patients made up about 60 percent of those who underwent lobotomy. Many psychiatrists believed it was easier to return women after operation to a life of domestic duties at home than it was to post-operatively rehabilitate men for a career as a wage earner.

Sexism and Lobotomies

Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, women were disproportionately given lobotomies during the psychiatric procedure’s heyday. From the 1940s through the mid-1950s, men slightly outnumbered women as patients in American state hospitals, yet female patients made up about 60 percent of those who underwent lobotomy. Many psychiatrists believed it was easier to return women after operation to a life of domestic duties at home than it was to post-operatively rehabilitate men for a career as a wage earner.

When women got the vote, around the world.

When women got the vote, around the world.

New Zealand was first, and Saudi Arabia was most recent – although women still do not have full voting rights there, as they may only vote or run for office in municipal elections not national elections.