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Is Fashion Modern?

May 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Earlier this week, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York invited a dynamic list key of designers, curators, critics, scholars, activists, and entrepreneurs to debate a singular idea: Is Fashion Modern? It might seem like an obvious answer — “Yes!” But the real answer is: “It’s Complicated!”

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The Pakistani Squash Champion Who Disguised Herself as a Boy (In the News)

May 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Dressed as a boy, Maria Toorpakai Wazir played on the boys’ squash team of an academy run by the Pakistani air force. Then her gender was discovered, and the death threats from the Taliban began.

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The Wednesday Five

May 18, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: the Women Deliver Conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women opens; Congress passes bill that allows WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the women of Fast Company’s list of the most creative people in business; Hoda Kotb offers valuable life lessons at her commencement speech to Tulane University’s class of 2016; and the all-female Shakespeare production of ‘Taming the Shrew’ goes live this summer.

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Power and Fashion in ‘The Good Wife’

May 13, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

"Verdict" -- As Peter's trial begins, Alicia works desperately to keep her husband from returning to jail. Also, Diane and Lucca move aggressively to expand the law firm, but face serious opposition from David Lee, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, May 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured   Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick Photo: Jeff Neumann/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Much has been written about the final episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife.” And an equal amount of time and analysis have been dedicated to the show’s fashion choices, which have functioned as their own performance of larger messages, symbols, and ideas about women and power.

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The Wednesday Five

May 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Sheryl Sandberg leans into single motherhood, Monica Lewinsky on overcoming shame, Gloria Steinem has a new show aptly titled ‘WOMAN,’ saying goodbye to ‘The Good Wife,’ and a son’s moving film about the unopened voicemails from his mom.

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The Foul Rein of the Biological Clock (In the News)

May 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

In 1978, Richard Cohen wrote “The Clock Is Ticking for the Career Woman” in ‘The Washington Post.’ And suddenly, newspapers and TV shows all across the U.S. were focusing on stories about women obsessing about the need to get married and have babies before their biological clocks ran out.

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Fashionable Finds for Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Let’s quash the “mom jeans” stereotype for good with these fashionable finds for the stylish mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers in your life.

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The Wednesday Five: Good News Edition

May 4, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you nothing but feel-good news: How a love of reading helped a woman go from homeless to Harvard; the ‘Ole School Supreme Dance Team’ of women over 40 has all the right moves; using the arts to promote healthy aging; a 100-year-old world record holder shares her running secrets; and the joy of family in photographs

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Shedding a Light on Social Media Harassment of Female Sportswriters

May 3, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Women have been covering sports for decades. Initially, they were hardly welcomed with open arms to this part of journalism. In many cases, they encountered overt discrimination and harassment. Now, a new public service announcement released on YouTube last week illustrates some of the daunting challenges women still face in this field.

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Fashion & Technology: The Best Fashion Apps

April 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Being smart about your Fashion App game goes beyond Instagram and Pinterest. Here are some of the savviest fashion apps for both the techies and the style-conscious.

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Oral Sex Is Not Rape if the Victim Is Unconscious From Drinking, Oklahoma Court Rules (In the News)

April 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

In a decision that “completely gobsmacked” the Tulsa County district attorney, Oklahoma’s criminal appeals court recently ruled—unanimously—that state law does not criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious.

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At the Women in the World New York Summit, Mary Beard Traces the Origins of Misogyny

April 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

During an election season in which a presidential candidate is accused of “playing the woman’s card” simply for CWF (campaigning while female), the Women in the World New York Summit, held earlier this month, produced some noteworthy sessions.

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The Wednesday 5: Women of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

April 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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This year, 40 women made the list of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. While some of the more notable names might come as no surprise, we’re fascinated by the women whose names are not yet at the household level, but whose influence and impact are deeply felt around the world. Here are five women we look forward to following: Christina Figueres, Hope Jahren, Lori Robinson, Diana Natalicio, and Sunita Narain.

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The Burqa: Tool of Oppression? (In the News)

April 26, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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How do Muslim women feel about the burqa—the garment that former French President Nicholas Sarkozy called “a sign of enslavement and debasement”?

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New Fashion Films for Your Must-Watch List

April 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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‘The First Monday in May’ (released April 15 and in theaters now ) takes a candid look at the the MET Costume Institute’s preparations for last year’s ambitious exhibition ‘China: Though the Looking Glass’ and its gala.

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