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The Wednesday 5: Let’s Hear It for the Women

October 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: A stalwart judge, a beloved feminist, an admired gun-control activist, 783 wonder women, and catcalling ladies who are simply too, too refined.

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Poetry Sunday: One Woman’s Mammogram Moment

September 28, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week brings the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Poetry brings awareness to life’s moments, and here poet Patricia Zylius brings us a moment of heightened awareness from her own life.

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Fashion Friday: The Red Shoe

September 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Red is a new neutral. No matter what color you’re wearing—black, tan, navy, chartreuse, or pink—add a pair of classic red shoes as a perfect final touch and you let the world know that you know how to step out in style.

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The Wednesday 5: Women in the News

September 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: Claudia Chan is aiming to change the media’s depiction of women; ‘Honor Diaries,’ the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls, is now on Netflix; the history of women dining in public; the current environment for women and girls in Chechnya; and confronting make-up’s dirty little secret: those concealers cover up abuse scars.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Women, Girls, and the ‘Slow Violence’ of the Syrian Civil War

September 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“There is also a great slab of silent suffering caused by Syria’s civil war that goes comparatively unreported because it is, well, just too mundane to make juicy headlines. . . .This is a kind of human ‘slow violence’ being done to an entire generation of Middle Eastern women and children who are now growing up as refugees.”

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Poetry Sunday: A Woman’s Journey

September 21, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Poet, teacher, novelist, Maureen Gibbon commands words with confidence. Here she takes control of a journey and the memories that followed. A strong woman is always a guide worth hearing.

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Fashion Friday: Casual Pants to Love

September 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here are some alternatives to what used to be called “slacks”—a downer of a name if there ever was one. A pair of any of these will make you look forward to walking out the door.

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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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