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How Have Women Voted Since Suffrage? It’s Complicated | History

A century has elapsed since the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote at the federal level. But no single analysis of those 100 years can explain “the women’s vote,” as it’s impossible to summarize half of the country’s population with one political narrative.

That aside, for political scientists and historians, a dive into how the women’s vote has shaped elections and campaigning offers fascinating insights into presidential politics. Initially, in the years after suffrage, women’s turnout at the polls lagged, but since 1980, a higher proportion of women vote in presidential elections than men. Women also differ from men in their political choices, a fact that should put to bed the myth that that’s persisted for a century—that women vote just like their husbands. This idea taps sexist assumptions about men’s domestic control and women’s political disinterest, rather than the simple reality that marriages are founded on shared

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85 Years Ago – Courthouse Square’s model home to open | Local History

Oct. 5, 1935

Model Home set to open on square

After weeks of work, the Model Home on Courthouse Square was set to open its doors on Oct. 7.

Alfred Hagen, regional director of the federal housing administration, turned the keys to the model home over to Mrs. Harold Scragg, general chairwoman of the woman’s division of the Better Housing Committee of Scranton and Dunmore. The members of the women’s division would serve as hostesses when the model home was open for visitors.

The model home was an old cottage that once stood in Dunmore. The building was relocated to Courthouse Square in June. Contractors and building goods suppliers renovated the cottage into a modern home.

The furnishings and decorations for the home were put together by Harriet Seifert, of Stoehr & Fister; Dorothy Peck, of McKelvey and Bolling; Lee Donnolly; and Howard Wilkins.

The landscaping around the home was

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Anna Dello Russo in Raf Simons’ Final Collection for Jil Sander

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

A confession: I miss street style. 

I don’t mean that I miss the daily posts and the sidewalk circus of it all that we’re being deprived of thanks to Covid-19. (Though, I do kinda miss that too!) Instead, I miss that peak era of street style circa 2009-2012, where there were a handful of photographers with blogs capturing the real style of editors. Now that the scene is dominated by influencers being paid to wear head-to-toe looks, changing multiple times a day, it just isn’t the same. (No disrespect to influencers! Collect those checks!) And if that particular chapter of street style had a queen,

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A History of Black Women Protesting in the World of Sports

I’m an athlete and I’m a Black woman, so I want to be able to be both on the court. And I think that’s the narrative that just needs to be understood.” — Renee Montgomery, point guard, Atlanta Dream

In America, Black women are critical in the fight for justice. Full stop.

This statement remains true in various spheres of influence. But as Black women have made significant acts of protest in sports, their contributions haven’t been widely acknowledged.

Harry Edwards is professor emeritus of Sociology at UC Berkeley, and author of The Revolt of the Black Athlete. As a founder of the Olympic project for Human Rights, he was behind the Black power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games.

Edwards says that the contributions of Black women as activists in sports haven’t been acknowledged because of a system of misogyny and sexism.

“The problem that we have

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The History Behind the Supporting Women in ‘The Glorias’

In the new film The Glorias, a 1970s-era Gloria Steinem (Alicia Vikander) sits at a press conference with her speaking partner Florynce “Flo” Kennedy (Lorraine Toussaint) where the same journalist asks them separate questions. The reporter asks Gloria about sexual harassment while she asks Flo, a Black lawyer and fervent advocate for women’s rights, about racism. “Do you think Flo is unable to answer a question about the condition of being a woman?” Gloria asks. Flo then explains that racism and sexism are intertwined.

The scene is just one example of the partnerships with women of color Steinem made throughout her life as she became involved in activism and grassroots organizing in the 1960s and ‘70s. It also speaks to what Steinem understood then, as media institutions have only come to understand more recently: how critical it is to ensure that women of color are not sidelined in

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Versace casts three plus-size models for first time ever at Milan Fashion Week: ‘We made history’

Versace is taking a step toward body inclusivity with the help of three plus-size models. 

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire stunned on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week wearing Versace’s 2021 spring/summer collection. The new selection had an aquatic theme inspired by nature, which meant Lee, Kortleve and Claire were decked out in vibrant dresses with bold prints and colorful crop tops. 

vibrant prints from the #VersaceSS21 Collection are inspired by the ocean. See more through the link in bio. #Versacepolis #MFW

The fashion house used kitschy prints with shells, seahorses, starfish and flowers in punchy blues, greens and oranges. Some of the prints even referenced Versace’s Spring 1992 collection “Trésor de la Mer.” 

Lee, Kortleve and Claire each took to Instagram to celebrate the historic moment. 

“I’m so emotional writing this, to walk for the iconic Versace has always been a huge dream of mine!” Claire wrote.

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The History Of The Iconic Fred Perry Polo, And Why The Proud Boys Adopted It

The Proud Boys seem quite joyful about their passing, if weirdly coded and freighted, presidential shout-out in the first televised slugfest between the incumbent and his challenger on September 29th. As mentions by any sitting president would do, no matter the circumstance, it seemed to buttress them. Ironically, the day before this unexpected boost on the very hottest of national stages, the British sportswear/fashion brand Fred Perry issued a no-doubt press-release declaring that it was removing the now-iconic Proud Boys uniform, what’s called the “twin-tipped” (aka, double-striped), polo in black with yellow stripes from the market in the U.S. and Canada, as a result of the Proud Boys’ wholesale love for

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A Brief History Of Diesel Clothing

Wholesale clothing business is without doubt one of the most rewarding companies for anyone wishing to reap income in a short while. Faith, customs and of course, explicit traditionally essential circumstances have shaped the way totally different folks in numerous times really feel about clothing and exposure. Distinct features of the lifestyle, historical Japanese clothing and ladies is tough to decipher for the straightforward reason that it is tremendous-imposed by the Chinese language culture.

Styles saved on changing with the passage of time. Some designers create special items called ‘one offs’ these are very distinctive gadgets of clothing that have lots of work and care go in to them. The trick is to buy in from specialist stockists who supply designer brands, low cost wholesale clothing and bulk stocks of trend clothing from liquidators, finish of line sources and in any other case out of enterprise stockists.

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Ashley Graham in Victor Glemaud

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Ah, fall — warm beverages, changing leaves and a wardrobe that consists almost exclusively of knits. When it comes to the latter, no one does it quite like Victor Glemaud: The designer had built a beloved brand around knitwear, reimagining it for all seasons (yes, even summer) with inventive silhouettes and cheerful color palettes. If anyone can get you stoked for fall dressing, it’s him.  

Take, for example, the knit LWD Ashley Graham wore when she accompanied CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Glemaud to the awards ceremony in 2017. It’s a supermodel spin on an autumnal uniform — the long-sleeved sweater dress, rendered in a

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Dynacure to Present Disease Progression Model and Natural History Study Data at the 25th Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS25)

STRASBOURG, Pa. and PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dynacure, a clinical stage drug development company focused on improving the lives of patients with rare and orphan disorders, announced today that the company will present two posters containing data on the natural history of Myotubular and Centronuclear Myopathies (CNM) at the 25th Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS25). The WMS25 meeting is being held in a virtual format.

Dynacure is developing DYN101, an investigational antisense medicine designed to modulate the expression of dynamin 2 (DNM2), for the treatment of CNM. DYN101 is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study, ‘UNITE-CNM’ (DYN101-C101), at multiple clinical sites in Europe.

Details of the poster presentations are listed below:

Poster Abstract: # LSP (late submitted poster) 6
Title: Hierarchical Bayesian model of disease progression in centronuclear myopathy allows to demonstrate treatment efficacy with a small sample size
Date: Thursday, October

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