And now, the last of the “Dress and Its Relation to Health” chapter from the Ladies’ Handbook of Home Treatment, 1905. The previous parts of this chapter are here, here, and here. In which we consider women’s pro-corset angst and… Read More ›
Top 5 Myths About Girls, Math and Science Myth 1: From the time they start school, most girls are less interested in science than boys are. Myth 2: Classroom interventions that work to increase girls’ interest in STEM run the… Read More ›
“So in studying the human figure we must have a standard of grace and beauty with which to compare the abnormal figure.”
Further to “Fish-wives, savages and the curse of Eve”, here comes part 2 of “Dress and its Relation to Health”, from the Ladies’ Handbook of Home Treatment, Melbourne, 1905. ~~~ What can it be then that causes us to fall… Read More ›
Helen at Blogger on the Cast Iron Balcony has a nice summary of this week’s brouhaha with the Minister for the Environment reacting badly to criticism from a fellow corporatocrat, Geoff Cousins, about the seemingly fast-tracked approvals process for a… Read More ›
[image from National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame] As a teenager, Dagmar Berne, of Sydney, was sent by her widowed mother for a “good education” in a private school, Springfield Ladies’ College. The curriculum included such traditional “ladies’ accomplishments” as… Read More ›
Shorter Julie Bishop: Oh, you poor dear children, isn’t it terrible that political activists have hijacked your Rock Eisteddfod with anti-war messages when I know how much nicer everything would be if you performed something cheery?