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The Wednesday Five: 5 Books on ‘Why We Love’

February 10, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today’s Wednesday Five is dedicated to five essential books that help us understand the psychology of love and that offer thoughtful examinations of why we love. And perhaps more importantly than the “why,” these books deliver beautiful perspectives on the necessity of love in our daily lives

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Sex Every Day at 60

February 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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I gave my husband a very unusual Valentine’s Day gift last year. I gave him . . . sex every day for a month.

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Zimbabwe Court Bans Child Marriage After Challenge by Young Brides: In the News

February 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

We are pleased to report on yet another landmark law, triggered by a woman suing over inequality, that has expanded women’s rights somewhere in the globe. Last week, the welcome court ruling took place in India. This week, it was handed down in Africa.

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Composer Florence Price: To Be Young, Gifted, and Black in a Jim Crow Era

February 7, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In honor of Black History Month, we are spending the month celebrating the fabulous black women who have and are making a difference in our nation and around the world. Today, we share with you our profile of Florence Price. On the evening of June 15, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, an all-white male orchestra, led by a German conductor, played music composed by a 46-year-old black woman—a breakthrough thanks to the gifted Florence Beatrice Price.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 5, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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We’ve selected something for each of the personality types you’re in love with—the Wordsmith, Foodie, ‘Old School Music’ Lover, Literati, and World Traveler.

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In the News: Women-Owned Businesses and Federal Contracts

February 5, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Rule changes have made women-owned small businesses eligible for no-bid contracts with the federal government, according to the Small Business Administration.

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Landmark for Women’s Rights in India: Court Rules That Woman Can Be Head of Family

February 4, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The change was triggered by a lawsuit brought by a woman who wanted to manage her family’s property after the death of her father and three uncles (who jointly owned the family’s assets).

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The Wednesday Five

February 3, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, the perilous journey for women on the migrant trail, how we can help refugees rebuild their world, how women can help the Syrian peace talks succeed, the importance of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and Sunitha Krishnan’s fight against sex slavery.

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In the News: White House Unveils New Efforts on Pay Equity

February 2, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“We can’t know what we don’t know. We can’t deliver on the promise of equal pay unless we have the best, most comprehensive information about what people earn,” Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said Friday.

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How ‘Service With a Smile’ Takes a Toll on Women

February 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“The fact that women are required to generate traditionally feminine emotions while men do the opposite furthers the idea that certain occupations are ‘for men’ or ‘for women.’ ”

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Fashionable Women Over 40 to Follow on Instagram

January 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Not only are these women over 40 considered “fashionable,” but their presence on Instagram makes them stylish techies and social media wizards!

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New Book Explores the Secret Lives of Young Arab Women

January 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Katherine Zoepf’s ‘Excellent Daughters’ is the result of hundreds of interviews over ten years, that aim to challenge stereotypes in the Western imagination that Arab women are brainwashed, naive, or simply ‘voiceless victims.’

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The Wednesday Five: Best Longreads of the Week

January 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week, our longform list includes a shout out to the following articles: the journey of a young mother with a disability struggling to keep her child under her care; the mom who helped expose Flint’s toxic water nightmare; Samantha Bee will be the first woman to helm a late-night satire show; Glenn Close’s crusade to fight the stigma against depression; and a meditation on the ideal marriage, according to novels.

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The Fashionable Women in TV

January 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Right now there are so many [TV] shows on with strong, complicated, powerful, not-so-powerful, interesting human beings who are women.

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The Wednesday Five: Women in the Sciences

January 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five — focused on women in the sciences — four out of eight of the NASA astronauts headed to Mars are women; the story of Marie Curie, the incredible scientist who launched a nuclear age; the women tech insiders defining the 2016 campaign; neuroscientist Beth Stevens is among this year’s ‘genius’ women of the MacArthur Awards; and commemorating the outstanding women in science we lost last year.

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