Wednesday 5: Sheryl Sandberg, Suzanne Braun Levine, Charmian Gooch
After you’re done leaning in, Sheryl Sandberg wants you to “ban bossy” from you vocabulary; reimagining women’s magazines to reflect the true realities of the lives of women and girls around the world; a clothing company puts women with doctorates, rather than models, in front of the camera.
Are You a Handywoman? Take This Simple Test and See!
By Roz Warren
An actual quote from ” Not Your Mother’s Book on Home Improvement”: “I could whip up a funky, modern coffee table out of reclaimed wood and tricycle parts in a single afternoon. Bring on the power tools!”
Tech: Noteworthy Features on the iPhone
By Alexandra Boghosian
Take some time to figure out iOS 7 for the iPhone. Here are some noteworthy new features.
Dr. Pat Gets a Cold
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D
My symptoms began with the infamous “My throat has been torched with a flame thrower.”
Poetry Sunday: The History of Two Women, Part 2
Finding a way to pay for what one wants has been one of the bedrock and continuing struggles of women throughout history. Here Irena shows us her grandmother’s persistence and patience in that struggle, and between the lines we see what Irena learned as well.
International Women’s Day: Nineteen Doses of Inspiration
And so it goes in the fight for women’s rights: There is, occasionally, a semi-step forward. And advocacy has a lot to do with it.
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.