Today’s Talk Topic: Who Were Geeshie and Elvie?

April 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

There exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and ’31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley.

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Wednesday 5: Pulitzer Prize, Summer Movies, Digital Media, and Mindy Kaling on Beauty

April 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Four women bring home the Pulitzer Prize; summer 2014 could be the summer of women in film; 16 women behind innovative digital media organizations; a flight attendant finds a comedic solution to getting passengers’ attention; and actress Mindy Kaling says that her beauty choices should NOT be considered “courageous.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Cranky Dieter

April 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We all knew that dieting made us cranky. But now there is scientific evidence to support this.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Laci Green

April 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Laci Green is every color of the rainbow of sexuality, and then some.

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Another Woman Who’s Made a Difference: Mary Palmer, Seattle’s Pied Piper

April 12, 2014 by Toni Myers

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The Global Reading Challenge is designed to include all fourth/fifth graders, not just the avid readers, though they are its biggest cheerleaders. Though it means more work, they love the excitement (as well as the safety) of competing in teams; the wild and crazy practice sessions; the recognition by everyone in school; the realization later that they will always and forever be Global Scholars.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Soul, Billie Holiday, The Ladies of Bletchley Circle

April 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The White House celebrates “Women of Soul”; celebrating Billie Holiday; the ladies of “The Bletchley Circle” are back; Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the UK’s ONLY annual book award for fiction, announces its shortlist; and some inspiring words from inspiring women activists.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Tyler Perry Gets Single Moms

April 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

All too often, pop culture portrayals suggest that single mothers are difficult career women becoming more “human,” love-starved damsels becoming brave, or former delinquents becoming productive citizens. But Tyler Perry’s new film portrays single mothers as ethical agents.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Test Your Car’s IQ

April 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We love the Fuel-Efficiency Smackdown on the Mother Jones website. Pass the contest along to a guy who thinks he knows more about cars than you do. Bet he doesn’t.

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Today’s Talk Topic: A Collection of Collectives

April 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We like creative collective nouns: “an exaltation of larks,” for instance, or “a leap of leopards,” or “a murder of crows.” Can you come up with a witty collective noun referring to “women of a certain age”?

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Today’s Talk Topic: CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ Misses the Point

April 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

On Sunday, March 23, the show seemed to drive down the wrong road—in a Rolls-Royce, yet.

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Dangerous Deception of Diet Soda

April 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Study conclusion: Women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack . . . than women who rarely touch such drinks.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Cat-Lady Power

April 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“The cat ladies of yore may have been sad sacks, but this new breed is young, sociable and ambitious. And cats for them (us) are not signs of spinsterhood, but of independence.”

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Wednesday 5: Sarah Lewis, Agnes Martin, Sari Bashi, and #readwomen2014

April 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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A cultural historian on the gift of failure; artist Agnes Martin on failure in her creative life; how the lack of mobility impacts the human spirit; a Twitter hashtag #readwomen2014 starts a global movement “to equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits”; a young woman pens a letter on how a university continues to fail her after a sexual assault.

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OMG! The Fragmenting of Communication

April 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We share articles and videos that conform to our prejudices, but rarely seek out opposing views.

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Days of Their Lives—Earth, Fire, Water: Jerolyn Morrison’s Dream Job

April 1, 2014 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

Jerolyn and her fellow researchers tease out the details of the ancient Minoans’ domestic life through piecing together shattered objects, chemical analysis, experiments (like cooking demonstrations), and informed speculation. “We put these deposits together very slowly, very meticulously, to form a story about an archaeological deposit that’s been excavated,” she tells us.

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