The Wednesday Five: Good News Edition

May 4, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you nothing but feel-good news: How a love of reading helped a woman go from homeless to Harvard; the ‘Ole School Supreme Dance Team’ of women over 40 has all the right moves; Using the arts to promote healthy aging; a 100-year-old world record holder shares her running secrets; and the joy of family in photographs.

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Shedding a Light on Social Media Harassment of Female Sportswriters

May 3, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Women have been covering sports for decades. Initially, they were hardly welcomed with open arms to this part of journalism. In many cases, they encountered overt discrimination and harassment. Now, a new public service announcement released on YouTube last week illustrates some of the daunting challenges women still face in this field.

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Oral Sex Is Not Rape if the Victim Is Unconscious From Drinking, Oklahoma Court Rules (In the News)

April 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

In a decision that “completely gobsmacked” the Tulsa County district attorney, Oklahoma’s criminal appeals court recently ruled—unanimously—that state law does not criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious.

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At the Women in the World New York Summit, Mary Beard Traces the Origins of Misogyny

April 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

During an election season in which a presidential candidate is accused of “playing the woman’s card” simply for CWF (campaigning while female), the Women in the World New York Summit, held earlier this month, produced some noteworthy sessions.

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The Wednesday 5: Women of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

April 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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This year, 40 women made the list of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. While some of the more notable names might come as no surprise, we’re fascinated by the women whose names are not yet at the household level, but whose influence and impact are deeply felt around the world. Here are five women we look forward to following: Christina Figueres, Hope Jahren, Lori Robinson, Diana Natalicio, and Sunita Narain.

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The Burqa: Tool of Oppression? (In the News)

April 26, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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How do Muslim women feel about the burqa—the garment that former French President Nicholas Sarkozy called “a sign of enslavement and debasement”?

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The Wednesday Five: Best Longreads of the Week

April 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share with you the best Longreads of the week with features on legendary Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown, how Meryl Streep won her first Oscar, pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin, the slapstick anarchists of “Broad City,” and Lifetime as one of the best places in Hollywood for women.

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The Wednesday Five: Women and the World of Chefs

April 13, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: one woman makes ‘Food & Wine’ 2016 best new chef list; executive chefs and the gender gap; women chefs and the lack of equal pay; a chef’s first person narrative on when her male assistant made more money than her; and food star Sara Moulton is still cooking and teaching after her Julia Child days.

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Gender Equality Will Add Trillions to U.S. Economy

April 12, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute, “The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States,” says that gender parity in the United States could add up to $4.3 trillion a year to the Gross Domestic Product by 2025.

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Gender Equality Will Add Trillions to U.S. Economy

April 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute, “The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States,” says that gender parity in the United States could add up to $4.3 trillion a year to the Gross Domestic Product by 2025.

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Enslaved by ISIS: What Happens After the Girls Escape? (In the News)

April 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Many hundreds of girls abducted and sold into sexual slavery have been rescued since ISIS overran northern Iraq in 2014. Now, they need help in rebuilding their lives.

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The Wednesday Five: On Leadership in Politics

April 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women of color and their leadership roles in politics.

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The Wednesday Five

March 30, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, women farmers are influencing a healthier food culture through widespread meal kit services, more women take Facebook to task for allowing images featuring violence against women on the social media network, the courageous Indian women of Ghunduribadi who guard their ancestral forest lands from illegal loggers, how a hashtag is elevating the work of black women throughout history, and ‘Waitress’ is making Broadway history with its all-female creative team.

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Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Unabashed Feminist! (In the News)

March 25, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Feminism” has become a controversial, loaded term. A corrective from proud feminist
Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

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The Wednesday 5: The ‘GOOD’ List of People Improving Our World

March 23, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Each year, GOOD magazine celebrates 100 people from around the globe “who are improving our world in creative and innovative ways.” A plethora of groundbreaking women using their voice for change are on this list.

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