Wednesday 5: Fashion Mags, Favorite Positions, and Women on the Front Page

July 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5: women’s fashion magazines and the serious, substantive woman; 23 women show us their ‘favorite position’; women’s reports from war zones makes the front page of “The New York Times”; women are the new face of independent film; and dolls that steal the spotlight from Barbie.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Elaine Stritch as Alec Baldwin’s ‘Mom’

July 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Elaine Stritch, who died on July 17 at age 89, was unforgettable as Alec Baldwin’s mom, the irascible Colleen, on NBC’s “30 Rock”—a matriarch so malevolent that she regularly confounded even her wily son/

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Net This Week

July 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

An innovative device that is saving the lives of premature babies; Karyn Parsons has a new organization focusing on African-American history; lessons on the wrong way to praise 42-year-old women; the first list featuring the “Most Powerful Women: The Food & Drink Innovators” comes out in the fall; and 35 writers who make up the literary Internet.

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Wednesday 5: Student Loan Debt, Gender Pay Gap, Guggenheim’s All-Male Monopoly, and More

July 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5: Student loan debt is an increasing crisis for women; a new Verizon ad questions the impact of telling our girls they are pretty; Guggenheim announces an all-male monopoly (again) on its coveted rotunda space for 2015; a series of benches painted like open books are the rave in London; and a campaign explains that many girls in developing countries are deterred from going to school because of their periods.

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Wednesday 5: Indra K. Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, Janis Joplin, Phylicia Rashad, and More

July 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi speaks candidly on the complexities of work and family life; Janis Joplin’s official postal stamp is unveiled; we publish a letter penned by Maya Angelou to her younger self; four women photographers redefine the way we see women of the Middle East; and Phylicia Rashad in conversation with her daughter Condola Rashad.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Getting in Shape at 90

July 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“I never did this stuff before,” said Mrs. Friedman, 90, after she completed the squat exercise. “But he gives you the confidence that you can do it, if you’re up to it.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: Broadcast News . . . After Diane Sawyer, Same Old–Same Old

June 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Essentially, it takes two men to replace the work of one extraordinary woman. You go, Diane.

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First Lady: “This Country Is Ready” for a Female President

June 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In an interview Monday at the Working Families Summit in Washington, Michelle Obama slammed one door shut for herself while holding the door wide open for other women, perhaps even one in particular.

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Wednesday 5: Pantene, Facebook, TED Talks, and More

June 25, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Pantene’s new ad campaign wants women to stop saying “I’m sorry” so much; Facebook no longer conflates breastfeeding women with pornography; Diane von Furstenberg curates her five favorite TED Talks; Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her latest protagonist; and five ways in which the Internet is a powerful tool to combat gender inequality.

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A Woman Who’s Made a Difference: Clara Bingham, Investigative Journalist

June 24, 2014 by Deborah Harkins

Clara Bingham (photo, Porter Gifford).

By Deborah Harkins

“These are David and Goliath stories,” Clara Bingham acknowledges. “I like to write about whistle-blowers and people who put their lives on the line to fight corruption.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: Senator Claire McCaskill Takes on Dr. Oz

June 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Senator Claire McCaskill recently confronted Dr. Mehmet Oz over his promotion of unproven supplements for weight loss.

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Wednesday 5: Fashion to Die For, the Kilroys’ List, Audra McDonald, etc.

June 18, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

A new exhibition explores fashion to die for—literally; Audra McDonald responds to the controversy about her Tony acceptance speech; The Kilroys’ List of “excellent new plays by female-identified playwrights” is out; black women are really running Hollywood; and for the first time a woman is running a police station in Pakistan’s city of Karachi.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Courage, Thy Name Is Woman

June 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Right now, Elsa Hammond, a Ph.D. candidate in literature at Bristol University, is navigating the route from California to Hawaii solo . . . in a rowboat.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Remembering Karen DeCrow, ‘a Hero and a Guide’

June 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“Karen was a hero and a guide. . . . Together, with a lot of other people, we helped to change history,” notes DeCrow’s friend Rowena Malamud.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Anticipation of Father’s Day

June 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

On Robert Hayden’s beloved poem, “Those Winter Sundays,” recalling a father’s unspoken love.

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