Comments on: Women on the Warpath! http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/18/women-on-the-warpath/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:47:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: nicoleandmaggie http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/18/women-on-the-warpath/comment-page-1/#comment-1428993 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:05:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21017#comment-1428993 This is off topic… but we’ve got an ask-the-grumpies question today that it would be great to have your insight on if you have a chance.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/18/women-on-the-warpath/comment-page-1/#comment-1428670 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:34:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21017#comment-1428670 It’s also got the great 19th c line about delicate fingers doing detail work, moved from children to women.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/18/women-on-the-warpath/comment-page-1/#comment-1427697 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:24:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21017#comment-1427697 A prize to the archive rat who unearths the file whereby “Truman Bradley” was authorized to stay off of the front and out of the skies in order to narrate a production like this. It would doubtless couch in clunky 1943 social science language his stentorian tonalities, phrasing, breath control and unique ability to mesh with the glowering music, maybe even quantifying the result in terms of reformed “window shoppers” who hopped in their huge cars and motored over to the Ford plant to sign on for the third shift. (Were those cars that Ford had on hand and had stowed on the back lot when the B-24 plant was converted?). The file might also contain a letter from a voice coach at a leading academy listing the seven other men on the planet who could deliver comparable results, all of whom were booked up for studio work for at least six months. Couldn’t some of these film production slots have been more effectively filled by women?

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By: koshembos http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/18/women-on-the-warpath/comment-page-1/#comment-1427614 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:25:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21017#comment-1427614 Demeaning others lives as long as apes evolved into people. It’s a proud tradition. Obviously, women and Amazonian women are the core of this blog. (OK, I stretch it a little.)

Demeaning exists everywhere. Recently, a full and very well-funded female professor showed me an email she got from a junior faculty; he demeaned her in no uncertain terms. He did it because he belongs to the “ruling” political faction in the department. (And because he is a moron.)

By the way, the pampered Google work environment and beyond (e.g. they get huge discounts on cars) is shared by Microsoft, Amazon, etc. Actually, why shouldn’t it be the way we treat all workers? Profs?

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/18/women-on-the-warpath/comment-page-1/#comment-1427609 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:18:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21017#comment-1427609 True, that–but I’m partial to the portrayal of the white window-shopper, golfer, and the woman in a swimsuit before a rather cold and torrential looking river as loafers.

“Female loaferism” was a concept applied only to African American women, I believe, after slavery when some wanted merely to keep house for themselves and look after their own children, instead of working in the same capacity for a white family.

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By: Loumac http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/18/women-on-the-warpath/comment-page-1/#comment-1427598 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:09:02 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21017#comment-1427598 Very interesting. Kind of an early “lean in.” Notice, too, the rather modern notion lurking behind “these women who had never worked outside their own home” – it actually defines unpaid domestic work as work!

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