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Claudia Payne: ‘My Life Is My Indulgence’

July 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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My life is my indulgence: French beauty products, silk nighties, pillow cases and towels; cotton yoga wear at the beach, where I live most of the time; and leather jackets and skinny jeans when I’m in Manhattan.

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Feminists Urge Banning of Iran and Saudi Arabia from Olympics Because They Impose ‘Sexual Apartheid’

July 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

For a woman in Iran, even entering a stadium is a crime: French feminists “cited the notorious 2014 example of Anglo-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was imprisoned for five months in Iran’s infamous Evin prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball game in the capital.”

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The Wednesday Five

July 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Martha Nussbaum aka, the philosopher of feelings; how wellness and self-care might be the new way to look, feel, and act rich; what happens when a harassment whistleblower goes on the science job market; why celebrating dads who do their daughter’s hair is important; and five women inventors you can thank for making your life much easier.

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Women in Tech and the ‘Glass Cliff’ (In the News)

July 19, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

This week, as the tech giant Yahoo goes on sale, Marissa Mayer’s tenure as CEO is also under intense scrutiny. Writing for The Washington Post, Jena McGregor argues that there is a larger question at stake for women in tech.

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New York City Takes Giant Leap Forward for Girls and Women (In the News)

July 16, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“At last, a recognition that reproducing the human race is a necessity and not a taxable luxury!”

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Fashion Friday: The Summer Sandal

July 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Comfy, easy, and uncomplicated. That’s why we love our summer sandals. From flip-flops, flats, gladiator style strappies, cork sandles, wedges, and clogs, they are great for all things summer — lounging at the beach or pool, leisurely lunches, summer concerts and picnicking in the park.

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‘Cool’ Theresa May, the U.K.’s Second Female Prime Minister (In the News)

July 14, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Cool. Competent. Grown up. Serious and intellectually rigorous. That’s the way Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, comes across to her constituents, according to Quartz, a “digitally native news outlet for business people.” Only one other woman—Margaret Thatcher, “the iron lady”—has held Britain’s top office.

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The Wednesday Five

July 13, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Why advertisers don’t pay attention to women without children, Jennifer Aniston pens blistering op-ed on ‘sport-like scrutiny and body shaming,’ how the UK’s incoming female Prime Minister Theresa May voted on women’s issues, Egyptian women use social media to test roles, and a desire for self-exposure might be reducing feminism to naked navel-gazing.

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Fashion Friday: Summer Whites for Your Wardrobe

July 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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We’ve long abandoned the fashion rule of “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” Who says? While the Little Black Dress (LBD) has secured its place in the fashion lexicon, we believe a little white something or another in your summer wardrobe deserves a coveted place as well. Here are a few of our favorites of the hottest trends in white for the summer.

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The Wednesday Five

July 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Nearly half of the proposed new voting class for the Oscar’s are women; DOVE’s new ad campaign features women defining beauty and success for themselves; three girlfriends celebrate 100 years of friendship; Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ interrogates compassion; and Ida Applebroog on her artistic reinvention at 86!

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Susan Finley, Space Pioneer: What a Woman! (In the News)

July 5, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

She rose from “human computer” to NASA engineer—in a field that was overwhelming male. At 79, she’s still on the job, tracking the planetary explorer Juno as it approaches Jupiter.

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Melissa Papock Upgrades Sun Protective Clothing with Style

July 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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It was a diagnosis of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, at age 26, that led Melissa Papock to rethink how she could protect her skin with the clothing she wore. So began Cabana Life — a line that combines fashion with function by offering stylish clothing with 50+ UV protection.

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The Wednesday Five

June 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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June is National Immigrant Heritage Month. In this week’s Wednesday five, we celebrate extraordinary women who are first and second generation Americans and who are using their lives in service to other women.

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Pat Summitt: Coach Who Made a Difference in Many Ways

June 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Her impact on individuals was so significant that when word came recently of her rapidly failing health, friends and former players gathered in Knoxville, Tenn., to be by her side and the hashtag #PrayForPat was trending on Twitter.

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Fashionable and Informative: The Best Coffee Table Books for Summer

June 24, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Whether you’re looking to revamp your coffee book collection, or add to your library, or decorate your living room, or embark on some self-guided learning on contemporary and vintage fashion trends, these lovely fashion books will do just the trick. Here are our must-reads to add to your summer reading list and beach totes!

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