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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Web This Week

July 30, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Aleah Chapin

Artist Aleah Chapin celebrates the mature woman’s body; millennials defining/stereotyping “grandma” culture; do those girl-power/woman-power ads make an impact?; a dose of goodness with John Legend’s new video, “You and I”; and Beyoncé’s lyrics performed as dramatic monologues.

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Poetry Sunday: A Child Is Born

July 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Here, poet Barbara G.S. Hagerty imagines empowerment through nomenclature—and leaves no doubt about her opinion of the ordinary.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Stylist Cristina Ehrlich

July 25, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with 10 sweet indulgences for the season. This week we invited stylist Cristina Ehrlich to share with us her favorite picks.

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Wednesday 5: Fashion Mags, Favorite Positions, and Women on the Front Page

July 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5: women’s fashion magazines and the serious, substantive woman; 23 women show us their ‘favorite position’; women’s reports from war zones makes the front page of “The New York Times”; women are the new face of independent film; and dolls that steal the spotlight from Barbie.

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Farewell to James Garner, with an Iconoclastic Comment About Elaine Stritch

July 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Garner’s Maverick was sly. Bruce Weber, writing in “The New York Times,” said, “You rooted for him because he was on the right side of moral issues, he had a natural affinity for the little guy being pushed by the bully and he was more fun than anyone else.” And . . . he was a hunk.

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Poetry Sunday: Summer Worship with the Godmother of American Poetry

July 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Might you make time for poetry this summer? Is there any way to read Ms. Dickinson’s poem here and say no?

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Today’s Talk Topic: Elaine Stritch as Alec Baldwin’s ‘Mom’

July 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Elaine Stritch, who died on July 17 at age 89, was unforgettable as Alec Baldwin’s mom, the irascible Colleen, on NBC’s “30 Rock”—a matriarch so malevolent that she regularly confounded even her wily son/

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Fashion Friday: Tribute to Eileen Ford

July 18, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Obit Eileen Ford

One doesn’t have to be in the fashion world to know that to be a “Ford Model” is to be at the summit of the industry. Eileen Ford, widely credited with pioneering the modern modeling agency, co-founded the iconic Ford Models with her husband, Jerry Ford. She died on July 10. She was 92.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Net This Week

July 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

An innovative device that is saving the lives of premature babies; Karyn Parsons has a new organization focusing on African-American history; lessons on the wrong way to praise 42-year-old women; the first list featuring the “Most Powerful Women: The Food & Drink Innovators” comes out in the fall; and 35 writers who make up the literary Internet.

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Poetry Sunday: Simmering Siblings

July 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Today, Kathleen Zeisler Goldman reminds us that we never really travel far from childhood’s territory of misunderstanding between sisters.

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Profiles in Fashion: ‘The SEAMS’ on NPR

July 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Stories from The Seams

The SEAMS is a refreshing and innovative program that allows us to think of fashion differently—to see it beyond the confines of style and instead, explore its substance.

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Wednesday 5: Student Loan Debt, Gender Pay Gap, Guggenheim’s All-Male Monopoly, and More

July 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5: Student loan debt is an increasing crisis for women; a new Verizon ad questions the impact of telling our girls they are pretty; Guggenheim announces an all-male monopoly (again) on its coveted rotunda space for 2015; a series of benches painted like open books are the rave in London; and a campaign explains that many girls in developing countries are deterred from going to school because of their periods.

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Poetry Sunday: Fourth of July Weekend, the Flag, and Julia Ward Howe

July 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Julia Ward Howe suffered mightily for what the values of her times considered close to sin— having not one, but many a career, finding her way out of socially imbued prejudice and ignorance, and always—always—reminding women through her poetry that being oppressed was a choice, not a destiny.

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Song of the Day: “But Mr. Adams . . .”

July 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“But Mr. Adams,” from the soundtrack of the original movie 1776.

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Wednesday 5: Indra K. Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, Janis Joplin, Phylicia Rashad, and More

July 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi speaks candidly on the complexities of work and family life; Janis Joplin’s official postal stamp is unveiled; we publish a letter penned by Maya Angelou to her younger self; four women photographers redefine the way we see women of the Middle East; and Phylicia Rashad in conversation with her daughter Condola Rashad.

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