Jane Pauley Named New Host of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ (In the News)

September 30, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


More than 25 years after she left NBC’s Today show, Jane Pauley is returning to the anchor chair on a morning network news program, when she succeeds Charles Osgood on CBS Sunday Morning.

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Looksism Takes Center Stage in Presidential Politics

September 29, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

As women, we have to wonder why, in 2016, someone with such negative attitudes toward us can generate so much enthusiasm. We’d better roll up our sleeves, because there’s a lot of work to do.

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The Wednesday Five

September 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday Five: Our picks for riveting biographies and memoirs about the brilliant and revolutionary lives of 20th and 21st century women.

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Were Women Overlooked in Selection of Presidential Debate Moderators? (In the News)

September 23, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to go head to head in the coming presidential debates, another discussion has emerged about the selection of the debate moderators.

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Female Cadets at West Point Are Now Required to Box (In the News)

September 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York State first admitted women — 119 female cadets — in 1976. While those women and the ones who followed have undergone rigorous training, the requirements for women were modified so they didn’t have to do everything that male cadets did.

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The Wednesday Five: Best Moments for Women at the 2016 Emmy Awards

September 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Sunday’s 68th Annual Emmy Awards featured beautiful and groundbreaking moments for women in Hollywood. Here are our top five favorites of some of the best speeches and notable moments in the Awards.

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“She Talks” A New Docu-Series from ABC on Women Entrepreneurs

September 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


“She Talks” is a docu-series that profiles women entrepreneurs who share their stories about sacrifice and success after striking out on their own.

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The Wednesday Five

September 14, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday Five: Camilla Engstrom’s Cartoons Go Out To All The Women Who’ve Endured Bad Sex; Are Corporate Expense Policies Biased Against Women?; Films at the Toronto Film Festival Address Shifting Conversations on Rape and Sexual Assault; The Feminist Pins You Need for Your Fall Jacket; and from the Women’s Voices Archives: ‘The Male Muse, Depicted by Women.’

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Misogyny and Separate Standards: Ambitious Women and the Price they Pay

September 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

On Wednesday night viewers of NBC and MSNBC were offered what was billed as an “equal time” presentation from both presidential candidates on their fitness to be “commander in chief.” Many viewers watched with concern as Today Show host Matt Lauer, always eager to burnish his “real journalist” credentials, questioned Hillary Clinton about her emails, repeatedly interrupted her, and left her little time to talk about her actual qualifications and plans.

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Gretchen Carlson Takes a Stand . . . for Herself and Other Working Women (In the News)

September 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Gretchen Carlson has had a number of titles throughout her career: Miss Minnesota, Miss America, reporter and TV anchor. And now, according to NPR, she’s “the woman who brought down Fox News.”

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The Wednesday Five: Women in the World

September 7, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday Five: Human Rights in Colombia’s City of Women; Israel’s Next Female Prime Minister; Portraits of Women Who Changed the World; Black Women Math Geniuses During the Space Race; and When Kids’ Assumptions of Gender Roles are Turned Around.

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Movie Review: ‘Equal Means Equal’ — An Idea Long Overdue

September 6, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

In her ambitious film, ‘Equal Means Equal,’ Kamala Lopez points out that “72% of Americans are completely invested in the false belief that the genders are explicitly equal under the U.S. Constitution.”

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New Study Details Rise in the Number of Women in Jail (In the News)

September 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

A timely report recently released by the Vera Institute of Justice finds that the number of women in jail has grown far faster than that of men.

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The Labor Day Five

September 5, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


Labor Day dates to the 19th century and over the decades has become less about labor and more about relaxation.

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Labor Day: Not a Day of Celebration for the Unemployed and Underemployed

September 5, 2016 by Judie Rae


By Judie Rae

Although Labor Day weekend is for many people a time of relaxation with friends and family, it’s also a time to recognize the importance of the labor that is the day-to-day focus of most people’s lives.

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