14 Attorneys General Call for More Research on Gun Violence (In the News)

May 26, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading an effort by 14 attorneys general to encourage Congress to allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence as a public health issue.

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The Wednesday Five: Inspiring Commencement Addresses from Women of Note

May 25, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we’ve curated a selection of five commencement addresses from the 2016 graduation season by women of note — Maria Popova, Carrie Mae Weems, Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Marie Slaughter, and Hoda Kotb — that are sure to inspire.

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Netflix Review: ‘The Ascent of Woman’ — Making Women Part of the Narrative

May 24, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

The series, ‘The Ascent of Woman,’ makes a compelling case that the way a society treats its women is indicative of not only its overall fairness, but also its economic success.

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The Wednesday Five

May 18, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: the Women Deliver Conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women opens; Congress passes bill that allows WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the women of Fast Company’s list of the most creative people in business; Hoda Kotb offers valuable life lessons at her commencement speech to Tulane University’s class of 2016; and the all-female Shakespeare production of ‘Taming the Shrew’ goes live this summer.

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The Wednesday Five

May 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Sheryl Sandberg leans into single motherhood, Monica Lewinsky on overcoming shame, Gloria Steinem has a new show aptly titled ‘WOMAN,’ saying goodbye to ‘The Good Wife,’ and a son’s moving film about the unopened voicemails from his mom.

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The Foul Rein of the Biological Clock (In the News)

May 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

In 1978, Richard Cohen wrote “The Clock Is Ticking for the Career Woman” in ‘The Washington Post.’ And suddenly, newspapers and TV shows all across the U.S. were focusing on stories about women obsessing about the need to get married and have babies before their biological clocks ran out.

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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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