Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

September 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Fifty essential feminist films curated by Flavorwire; Viola Davis as the leading lady we’ve all known her to be; activists doctor CoverGirl’s “Get Your Game Face On” ad to transform it into a tool against domestic violence; Katie Nolan of Fox Sports shares some of the more insightful and thoughtful commentaries on the NFL’s domestic violence cancer; and surprising and not so surprising answers to where nine now-powerful women were when they were 23.

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Book Review: The Venturesome Life of Gail Sheehy

September 13, 2014 by Deborah Harkins

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Sheehy’s memoir is the tale of a tempestuous romance; a compelling look into the first stirrings of female revolt in the 1960s and ’70s; and the story of a reporter who throws herself into danger so persistently that her book is clearly the blueprint for a screenplay.

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Today’s Talk Topic: The “Moral Panic” Over Teachers

September 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“The dream, from Catharine Beecher to today, seems to be that if only our schools could get rid of the career educators and install angels instead, the millennium would arrive.”

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Wednesday 5: Five Great Things in Women’s News

September 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The campaign to honor real women in Central Park’s statues; four women receive the National Medal of Arts; a new column, ‘The Techtress,’ offers advice for women to become their own techies; ‘Girl Rising,’ the beautifully done documentary on girls’ education worldwide, is finally on Netflix; and Meryl Streep tells us why she’s out of patience (and that’s a good thing!).

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Today’s Talk Topic: Our Labor Day Heroine—Mother Jones

September 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Typically clad in a black dress, her face framed by a lace collar and black hat, the barely five-foot tall Mother Jones was a fearless orator . . . . Her energy and passion inspired men half her age into action and compelled their wives and daughters to join in the struggle.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Wage Gap Erased!

September 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

A deal that will close a $7,000-per-year pay gap between male and female New York City safety agents. (Guess which group earned the lower salary?)

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Today’s Talk Topic: Riding in the World’s Toughest Horse Race at 61

August 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

During a grueling eight-day, 625-mile race in Mongolia Barbara Smith rode 28 semi-wild ponies on a route that traces Genghis Khan’s legendary long-distance horse-relay postal system, devised in 1224.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

August 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sofia Vergara’s skit at the Emmys erupts in accusations of sexism; despite that moment, it was a good night for roles for women over 40; a reminder of the things women couldn’t do 96 years ago; ads that showcase income inequality between men and women are banned in certain airports; and in this week’s dose of inspiration, a view of what 90 looks like!

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Today’s Talk Topic: Three Cheers (Each) for These Feisty Females

August 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Women’s path is still so littered with traditional obstacles that we at “Women’s Voices” feel a jolt of admiration and satisfaction whenever we read of another female “first.”

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Wednesday 5: Women of Vision

August 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5 we highlight women of vision—those who use the camera to tell compelling stories about our world and its complexities.

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Today’s Talk Topic: What Harry Did for Us

August 18, 2014 by Susan B. Johnson

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Harry Burn thought about the letter that he carried in his pocket. “Dear Son,” his mother had written. “Hurrah, and vote for suffrage! Don’t keep them in doubt . . . Be a good boy. ”

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The Real Lauren Bacall

August 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The Dakota courtyard was lit in a whole new way. Had there been a change in the outdoor lighting? Perhaps the full moon had slipped from its orbit and was angling in a novel way? No, the light was emanating from the most stunning 41-year-old on the planet. Lauren Bacall was coming home on the arm of her husband, Jason Robards.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Web This Week

August 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The culture of beautifying violence and rape in fashion; what women could not do in the 1960s; an exhibition at the Palais Galliera in Paris focuses on French fashion from 1947 to ’57; the importance of “senior erotica”; and Christina Hendricks spoofs the modern office.

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Wed 5: The Best of the Web this Week

August 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: the NFL’s problem with women; what would happen if more women designed products for women; how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a pop icon; at 92, Barbara Scheiber publishes her first book; and Facebook offers free Web access to women’s rights info in Africa.

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Today’s Talk Topic: What Michel Martin Left Unsaid

August 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“What has made a trying situation even more painful,” Martin writes, “is the sense that our story is not worth telling. Too often in my baby-boomer generation, women of color have had to fight our way into conversations that should have included us to begin with.”

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