The Wednesday Five

September 14, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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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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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

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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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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

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

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The Wednesday Five

August 31, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: A ‘New York Magazine’ series looks at how women get it all done; Virginia Apgar —the doctor who saved countless newborn babies; ‘Hidden Figures’ and the women of NASA; why we make women athletes into villains; and Julia Bacha on how women wage conflict without violence.

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When Women Invest In Films About Women (In the News)

August 30, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

With the film ‘Equity’ receiving wonderful reviews before its nationwide release on September 2, it is of note that the major investors in the film are also women.

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The Wednesday Five: The Body Positive Issue

August 24, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women who are leading global movements towards embracing positive body images of themselves and their community of women. We’ve just spent the last two weeks glued to the Olympic Games in Rio, riveted at how extraordinary the human body is. And still, we are in a time where we’re inundated with photoshopped ideals of what beauty should look like and what size, shape, and color it should come in. That’s why we find these women refreshing and groundbreaking — they are creating their own definitions of what is beautiful.

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Christine Brennan and Sally Jenkins Put the Ryan Lochte Scandal Into Perspective (In the News)

August 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Some of the best commentary on this sorry episode — the behavior of our swimmers from the United States, led by Ryan Lochte, who apparently lied about an encounter with security guards at a gas station — has come from two women who have been covering major sports for decades: Christine Brennan of USA Today and Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post.

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The Wednesday Five

August 17, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: meet the ‘Iron Nun’, 86-year-old triathlete Sister Madonna Buder; Afghanistan’s only woman athlete at the Olympics is running alone but fighting for all women; at 94, Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest and flyest Park Ranger ever; the moments in ‘Gilmore Girls’ season 1 that not-so-secretly empowered us; and why women’s boxing continues to be in the shadows.

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The Wednesday Five: Champion Women

August 10, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week, as we continue to celebrate the global trailblazing women making and breaking records at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we’ve curated five groundbreaking TED Talks by women in sports, or as we like to call them, Champion Women. Their shared grit and determination as long-distance swimmers, tennis icons, paralympic record breakers, marathon builders for peace, and pro snowboarders, are sure to motivate and inspire.

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The Wednesday Five

August 3, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: An Internship Program that Only Hires Women Over 40; Congress’s 4 Women Combat Veterans Band Together; A Platform Connecting Women Across India with Flexible Careers; How Women Changed the Media; and from the Women’s Voices Archives, “The Gift of Family” by Suzanne Russell.

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Women, Comedies, and Making Statements About Women in Comedies (In the News)

August 2, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Can women just be funny and raunchy without always having to make a statement that women ‘can’ be funny and raunchy.

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The Wednesday Five

July 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Screenwriter Annie Mumolo on Life After ‘Bridesmaids’; Can An App Teach Mindfulness?; Samantha Bee Needs to Conquer the Political Conventions; Eight Words That Led This Woman To Her Perfect (Male) Mentor; and from the Women’s Voices Archives — “Artist and Designer Susan Ritter Finds Beauty in the Natural World.”

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Roger Ailes Makes News as He Leaves Fox News

July 25, 2016 by Diane Vacca

Why did Gretchen Carlson succeed, against all expectations, in felling the magnate Roger Ailes, who resigned within days of her filing suit against him?

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