Today’s Talk Topic: Christmastime for “Heathens”

December 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

How do the many and varied non-Christians in New York City feel about the long approach to Christmas?

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The Wednesday 5: Three-Dimensional Women

December 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Guardian

“Wonder Woman’s greatest battles weren’t waged against villains like Dr. Psycho or Professor Manly. Rather, they were against people with the power to define her. Those battles are still being fought by three-dimensional women in the engineering departments of tech companies, in political campaigns, and in the plush offices of VCs and studio executives.”

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The Wednesday 5: Radical Women

December 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you five documentaries featuring the lives and stories of radical women, including Nina Simone, Marina Abramovic, and Elaine Stritch.

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The Wednesday 5: Women Who Choose Paths Less Taken

December 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


The five we celebrate include multi-billionaire Elizabeth Holmes, who kept quiet about her company for a decade and then landed on the cover of “Fortune”; Toni Morrison, who, at 83, is poised to release her eleventh novel; and Kristin Costello, who turned a debilitating illness into an opportunity to share her story on the radio.

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Wednesday 5: Top 5 Longreads

November 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share our Top 5 Longreads—longform journalism articles and narratives of more than 1,500 words, written by women and about women. They include stories of the women survivors of Hiroshima; the online abuse women face when they make their opinions public; the emotional toll of being unemployed; the intersections of journalism and environmental activism for one reporter; and deconstructing the “difficult woman” who is Vivian Maier.

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Veteran’s Day Talk Topic: Dawn Seymour of the Flying Fortresses

November 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Image from Twitter/TheMoth

Now 97, Dawn Seymour was a pioneer American female military pilot. Indeed, she was one of the “lucky 13″ women who flew the B-17 as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Service during World War II.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Squealing Like a Schoolgirl

November 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Who’d have believed that the insult girl (as in “You throw like a girl,” “You run like a girl,” or—the worst—“You’re a girl”) would ever have serious consequences for the taunter?

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The Wednesday 5: In Our Own Skin

November 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Seams

Meaghan Ramsey shares “Why Thinking You’re Ugly Is Bad for You” in her TED Talk; a video project asks us to reflect on when we last felt comfortable in our own skin; The SEAMS moves on to the world of podcasts; the uplifting history (all puns intended) of the bra; a beautiful story of a photographer’s promise to an Indian girl.

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Book Review: Sonia Sotomayor—Too Flamboyant for the Supreme Court?

November 4, 2014 by Diane Vacca


By Diane Vacca

Because of her ethnicity, Sonia Sotomayor was automatically stigmatized. In addition, her innate extroversion was amplified by the exuberance of Latin culture, and this too was held against her, even when she became a Supreme Court justice. Her propensities for fire-engine-red nail polish, unruly hair, and “flashy” jewelry were singled out by the news media as markers of her otherness.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Innovation

October 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Dr. Bodnar and Lady EB

Elena Bodnar, doctor, creates a bra that can transform into a life-saving device; Isabel Allende talks about aging and staying passionate at 71; photographer Graciela Iturbide is featured in “Art21″; an irreverent reinterpretation of women having a terrible time at parties in Western art; and a biopic tells how Margaret Keane won credit for her artistic work back from her husband.

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Today’s Talk Topic: One Man’s Praise of a Strong Woman

October 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


“She’s resolute and vulnerable, incisive and responsive, rapturous and bleak, angry and funny . . .” The dance critic of “The New York Times” pays tribute to the extraordinary prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, who retired last week.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

October 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


The NPR special series “The Changing Lives of Women” examines issues that speak to the broad interests of women; Monica Lewinsky is ‘rebranding'; Sarah Thebarge, a 27-year-old breast cancer survivor, pays tribute to her wrinkles; a beautiful documentary captures Marie Wilcox and her effort to keep her Native American language alive; and a new book on Coco Chanel examines the designer’s engagement with European History.

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Wednesday 5: Women in the News

October 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Good Wife

“The Good Wife” is finally getting the critical attention it deserves; Longreads offers a reading list for women who travel alone; another growing list of products and companies built by women; ABC network has an initiative to increase diversity on television; and the MAKERS documentary on Women in Space is here!

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Wednesday 5: Women in the News

October 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Dispelling myths about why women are leaving tech; honoring the pioneering women who were at the forefront of computer programming; photographer Fazal Sheikh captures the widows of Vrindavan; photographer Rania Matar captures the lives of Lebanese and American girls in their most personal spaces—their bedrooms; and a mom takes on Target for its gender stereotyping in children’s clothing.

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

October 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


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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