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Swinging Sixties Secretaries & Sexual Harassment: The 1967 Movie Musical That First Confronted It

Sometimes a catchy tune can say it better than editorials or protest rallies. Among the most revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment towards women who worked for him or auditioned for a role in one of his films,… Read More ›

Those Seventies Women: Betty Ford on Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Tyler Moore at Betty Ford

Mary and Betty. Plain names, but when associated with two particularly famous women, both names can still become vivid enough to instantly recall their smiling wit and immediately place them in our collective memories, even for those not yet born… Read More ›

Whore, Hayseed, Bigamist, Bigot, Slut, Snob, Drunk: Candidate Wives As Campaign Issues

Earlier this week, another malicious skirmish broke out on the presidential campaign trail. First came an advertisement from a wing of the Stop-Trump movement using an old advertising photograph of the the candidate’s wife Melania Trump, a former model, showing… Read More ›

First Ladies You Mightn’t Know Were Irish, from Jackie Kennedy to Dolley Madison

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so the saying goes. The leaves of presidential family trees certainly prove this, especially when the definition is widened to include those popularly known as “Scotch-Irish,” a general term which usually (but not… Read More ›

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