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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Coping When the News Is All Bad

July 21, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Lately, we have not had time to process our feelings about the violent events of recent days and weeks because something else happens almost immediately. There is no way to completely insulate ourselves from these events but there are some techniques that can help.

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Feminists Urge Banning of Iran and Saudi Arabia from Olympics Because They Impose ‘Sexual Apartheid’

July 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

For a woman in Iran, even entering a stadium is a crime: French feminists “cited the notorious 2014 example of Anglo-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was imprisoned for five months in Iran’s infamous Evin prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball game in the capital.”

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The Wednesday Five

July 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Martha Nussbaum aka, the philosopher of feelings; how wellness and self-care might be the new way to look, feel, and act rich; what happens when a harassment whistleblower goes on the science job market; why celebrating dads who do their daughter’s hair is important; and five women inventors you can thank for making your life much easier.

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Women in Tech and the ‘Glass Cliff’ (In the News)

July 19, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

This week, as the tech giant Yahoo goes on sale, Marissa Mayer’s tenure as CEO is also under intense scrutiny. Writing for The Washington Post, Jena McGregor argues that there is a larger question at stake for women in tech.

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‘Cool’ Theresa May, the U.K.’s Second Female Prime Minister (In the News)

July 14, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Cool. Competent. Grown up. Serious and intellectually rigorous. That’s the way Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, comes across to her constituents, according to Quartz, a “digitally native news outlet for business people.” Only one other woman—Margaret Thatcher, “the iron lady”—has held Britain’s top office.

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The Wednesday Five

July 13, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Why advertisers don’t pay attention to women without children, Jennifer Aniston pens blistering op-ed on ‘sport-like scrutiny and body shaming,’ how the UK’s incoming female Prime Minister Theresa May voted on women’s issues, Egyptian women use social media to test roles, and a desire for self-exposure might be reducing feminism to naked navel-gazing.

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