The Wednesday Five

June 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: women are writing the best crime novels now more than ever; Charna Helpern is the hidden architect of modern comedy; an inspiring story of how one family’s heirloom wedding dress has been worn by 11 brides over 120 years; the Women’s Prison Association is turning the women of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ into prison activists; and Mary Norris is ‘The New Yorker’s’ comma queen.

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The Wednesday Five: Women of the 2016 Tony Awards

June 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you our favorite award-acceptance speeches and performances from the storied Tony Awards. These women and their performances this season were, as fellow actress Audrey McDonald beautifully declared, “intelligent, resonant, and vibrant.”

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Hostility and the Female Head of State (In the News)

June 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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If Hillary Clinton is elected, Malcolm Gladwell wonders, will she be subjected to the kind of chilling sexist commentary unleashed on former Australian prime minister Julia Gillian?

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The Wednesday Five: Best Longreads of the Week

June 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share our Top 5 Longreads—longform journalism articles and narratives of more than 1,500 words, written by or about women.

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Special Parking Spaces for ‘Women Drivers’: Really? (In the News)

June 2, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The stereotype of women being inferior to men behind the wheel has been around for nearly as long as the automobile.

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The Wednesday Five

June 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Bio-engineer Frances Arnold is the first woman to win the prestigious ‘Millennium Technology Prize’; the real housewives of Jane Austen; is ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ a tale about sex, drugs, and colonialism?; The New York Times asks if Broadway is woman enough?; and stay-at-home moms and ‘intensive mothering.’

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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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