Wednesday 5: The Week’s Best in Women’s News

February 25, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Real questions for real women on the Awards’ red carpet; children’s books that celebrate Black History; a photographer and mother uses her photography to find the funny in parenting; and celebrating Women of the Civil Rights Movement at the White House.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Integrity

February 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week: appalling laws against women in 44 countries; Glamour magazine profiles 16 women who are changing the world for the better; recognizing the legacy of women during Black History Month; groundbreaking women in aviation and space; and a study reports that the percentage of women coaching college women’s teams is on a steep decline.

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Wednesday 5: Unconventional Stories About Love, Romance, and Sex

February 11, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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We culled the web for unconventional stories about love, romance, sex, and everything in between. We should warn you that some of these will make you feel warm and fuzzy, and some will make you cringe. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Wednesday 5: National Magazine Awards—Journalism on Women’s Issues

February 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Among the articles nominated for this year’s National Magazine Awards is a stellar lineup of articles focusing on many of the issues that Women’s Voices prioritizes.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of Internet this Week

January 28, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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A look at the “perfect” (quotation marks intentional) woman’s body over the past 100 years; The Onion.com posits, in a parody, the dismay of increasing number of men pressured to accept realistic standards of female beauty; and a video explores what happens when men realize they are harassing their own mothers on the street; a mom explores why “good moms” get hated on.

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The Wednesday 5: Visions of Womanhood at the Golden Globes

January 14, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here are the moments at the Golden Globes we thought were noteworthy because of their boundary-breaking, glass-ceiling-cracking effects.

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The Wednesday 5: Christmas Eve Goodies

December 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Gifts of kindness, laughter, and encouragement for your consideration on Christmas Eve Day.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Christmastime for “Heathens”

December 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

How do the many and varied non-Christians in New York City feel about the long approach to Christmas?

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The Wednesday 5: Radical Women

December 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you five documentaries featuring the lives and stories of radical women, including Nina Simone, Marina Abramovic, and Elaine Stritch.

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The Wednesday 5: Women Who Choose Paths Less Taken

December 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The five we celebrate include multi-billionaire Elizabeth Holmes, who kept quiet about her company for a decade and then landed on the cover of “Fortune”; Toni Morrison, who, at 83, is poised to release her eleventh novel; and Kristin Costello, who turned a debilitating illness into an opportunity to share her story on the radio.

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Veteran’s Day Talk Topic: Dawn Seymour of the Flying Fortresses

November 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Now 97, Dawn Seymour was a pioneer American female military pilot. Indeed, she was one of the “lucky 13″ women who flew the B-17 as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Service during World War II.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Squealing Like a Schoolgirl

November 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Who’d have believed that the insult girl (as in “You throw like a girl,” “You run like a girl,” or—the worst—“You’re a girl”) would ever have serious consequences for the taunter?

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The Wednesday 5: In Our Own Skin

November 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Meaghan Ramsey shares “Why Thinking You’re Ugly Is Bad for You” in her TED Talk; a video project asks us to reflect on when we last felt comfortable in our own skin; The SEAMS moves on to the world of podcasts; the uplifting history (all puns intended) of the bra; a beautiful story of a photographer’s promise to an Indian girl.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Innovation

October 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Elena Bodnar, doctor, creates a bra that can transform into a life-saving device; Isabel Allende talks about aging and staying passionate at 71; photographer Graciela Iturbide is featured in “Art21″; an irreverent reinterpretation of women having a terrible time at parties in Western art; and a biopic tells how Margaret Keane won credit for her artistic work back from her husband.

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Today’s Talk Topic: One Man’s Praise of a Strong Woman

October 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“She’s resolute and vulnerable, incisive and responsive, rapturous and bleak, angry and funny . . .” The dance critic of “The New York Times” pays tribute to the extraordinary prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, who retired last week.

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