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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

September 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Fifty essential feminist films curated by Flavorwire; Viola Davis as the leading lady we’ve all known her to be; activists doctor CoverGirl’s “Get Your Game Face On” ad to transform it into a tool against domestic violence; Katie Nolan of Fox Sports shares some of the more insightful and thoughtful commentaries on the NFL’s domestic violence cancer; and surprising and not so surprising answers to where nine now-powerful women were when they were 23.

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Poetry Sunday: Beachcombing at Summer’s End

September 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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While those lazy hazy days of summer of which Nat King Cole once sang are wonderful in their way, there is much to be said for the precious moments walking the beach as autumn intimates its arrival. For Nikia Leopold, the treasures are many—not only those she can hold, but the hopes to which they lead.

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Fashion Friday: The Statement Necklace

September 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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A stunning statement necklace (and by “statement necklace” we mean oversize, decadent, and unmistakeable) can add an instant zsa zsa zsu to an ensemble and re-energize even the simplest of day or evening outfit. It can also provide the most elegant finishing touch.

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Wednesday 5: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women

September 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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We bring back a favorite: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women. We hope you find some movie time to learn about these incredible women and girls. Hurry to netflix.com; these award-winning social documentaries are streaming now.

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Poetry Sunday: Joan Rivers, Audrey Hepburn, and Us

September 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sighted in person in 2001, she was frightening—frozen, a waxen figure from “The Twilight Zone.” Two weeks later, on TV, she looked better. In the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” she looked even better—never particularly real nor her age, but more animated and more, well, human.

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Fashion Friday: The Jewelry Edition—Cuff Love

September 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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As a piece of jewelry there’s probably nothing more classic and timeless than The Cuff. It can serve in many ways to complement a woman’s multidimensional style—as a bold statement, a minimalist layer, a work of art, an architectural marvel.

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Today’s Talk Topic: The “Moral Panic” Over Teachers

September 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“The dream, from Catharine Beecher to today, seems to be that if only our schools could get rid of the career educators and install angels instead, the millennium would arrive.”

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Wednesday 5: Five Great Things in Women’s News

September 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The campaign to honor real women in Central Park’s statues; four women receive the National Medal of Arts; a new column, ‘The Techtress,’ offers advice for women to become their own techies; ‘Girl Rising,’ the beautifully done documentary on girls’ education worldwide, is finally on Netflix; and Meryl Streep tells us why she’s out of patience (and that’s a good thing!).

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Today’s Talk Topic: Our Labor Day Heroine—Mother Jones

September 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Typically clad in a black dress, her face framed by a lace collar and black hat, the barely five-foot tall Mother Jones was a fearless orator . . . . Her energy and passion inspired men half her age into action and compelled their wives and daughters to join in the struggle.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Wage Gap Erased!

September 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

A deal that will close a $7,000-per-year pay gap between male and female New York City safety agents. (Guess which group earned the lower salary?)

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Poetry Sunday: Back to “Real” Life

August 31, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here we see that when Helen Hay Whitney returned to her engaged and enormous life, she took with her the comfort of something simple that she had learned to love.

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Fashion Friday: Colleen Caslin’s ‘Ageless Style’ on 1010ParkPlace

August 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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If you’re like us, you’re tired of seeing clothes and magazines that don’t reflect the women we see in the mirror: smart, accomplished, grown-up. 1010ParkPlace, founded by entrepreneur Brenda Coffee, is out to counter these kinds of misrepresentations with the understanding that a woman’s style continues to evolve as she does. This week the site beautifully profiled “Women’s Voices for Change” board member Colleen Caslin, COO of Verdura fine jewelry.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Riding in the World’s Toughest Horse Race at 61

August 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

During a grueling eight-day, 625-mile race in Mongolia Barbara Smith rode 28 semi-wild ponies on a route that traces Genghis Khan’s legendary long-distance horse-relay postal system, devised in 1224.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

August 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sofia Vergara’s skit at the Emmys erupts in accusations of sexism; despite that moment, it was a good night for roles for women over 40; a reminder of the things women couldn’t do 96 years ago; ads that showcase income inequality between men and women are banned in certain airports; and in this week’s dose of inspiration, a view of what 90 looks like!

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Poetry Sunday: The Wise Woman of Amherst

August 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Emily Dickinson: If only we all—from Missouri to the Middle East and North, South, East, and West of those places, too—understood as she did.

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