Sheryl Sandberg Made Me Cry
By Susan Lieberman
An hour into reading “Lean In” on a plane trip home, I found myself crying. It hit me hard that I hadn’t leaned in, and instinctively I was aware that I hadn’t done so because I feared what it would do to my marriage.
Dr. Ford Reviews: ‘My Age of Anxiety,’ by Scott Stossel
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
The description of Stossel’s attempts to alleviate his anxiety offers a fascinating window into the world of a seeker of mental health treatment, as well as the conflicting theories that buffet consumers and professionals alike.
Wed 5: Best 2014 Oscar Moments for Women
In this week’s Wednesday 5 we highlight five triumphant moments that we think speak to some of the very serious issues we at “Women’s Voices” tackle year round.
This Year’s Lackluster Oscars: Some Highs and Some Lows
By Alexandra MacAaron
After all, there was a lot to celebrate this year: great movies, phenomenal actresses, Ellen. I was especially looking forward to Ellen.
Frankly, I was underwhelmed.
Behavioral Therapy for Overactive Bladder? (Ask Dr. Pat)
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
“I have always had problems with urinary frequency. My mother made a big deal out of emptying the bladder before we went anywhere so that we would never have an ‘accident.’ I thought I was normal until I went to college and my sorority sisters began to tease me because I had to visit the bathroom before leaving my room . . .
The ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue: Lewd in the Library
By Roz Warren
The ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue just came out, and all over America, librarians are flipping through its pages and rolling their eyes.
March Poetry Sundays: The History of Two Women
When March arrives bringing Women’s History Month, we pause to contemplate the lives we have not lived. We broaden our worldview to include the triumphs and tragedies women have faced in an effort to bring themselves and the world out of the darkness of oppression and ignorance.
Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2014 Academy Awards
Today is the day! It’s time for red carpets, teary speeches, and bets lost and won. We are live-blogging the Oscars tonight to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.
Books: Anna Quindlen’s ‘Still Life with Bread Crumbs’
By Eleanor Foa Dienstag
In “Still Life With Bread Crumbs” we are in fantasyland, and my bet is that it will soon be turned into a Diane Keaton movie. I would call it a light, easy-to-read, summer-vacation book in which every wrinkle is too easily ironed out.
Live-Blogging the Oscars! Join Us!
It’s time for THE red carpet of the award season, competing predictions, and some good laughter. We’ve made a tradition, at WVFC, of inviting our readers to join us in live-blogging the awards ceremonies as they happen, to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.
Out of the Vortex, into the Sun: Long-Weekend Getaways for Midwesterners
By Karen Weiner Escalera
Splendid accommodations: Luxe warm-weather resorts a long-weekend’s distance from icy Minnesota.
Minnesota, Colder than Antarctica: Winter-Coping Tips from a Native
By Diane Dettmann
Tip No. 7: Invest in a high-powered electric blanket. Before retiring, crank the dial to “high.” Wait two hours. Pull on your flannel pajamas and socks. Crawl under the covers. Snuggling and hot sex optional, but highly recommended.
Dr. Ford: What Do I Do About my Teen Daughter?
“My 17-year-old defines herself as the ‘outsider.’ She has never been to a a sleep-over, refuses to have anyone sleep over here, has no friends, and is now in therapy. Do you have any advice for parents like me?”
Another Opening for Elaine Stritch
In addition to the profound joy I felt in celebrating a good friend’s success, what was so moving to me was the chance to see an independent film about an independent woman celebrated and hailed as the extraordinary achievement that it is.
The Wednesday 5, Pre-Oscar Edition
An Oscar-themed Wednesday Five, in which we get to rejoice that ALL actresses nominated for Best Actress category at the Oscars are in the “Women’s Voices” demographic!