Coping When the News Is All Bad

July 21, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Lately, we have not had time to process our feelings about the violent events of recent days and weeks because something else happens almost immediately. There is no way to completely insulate ourselves from these events but there are some techniques that can help.

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Feminists Urge Banning of Iran and Saudi Arabia from Olympics Because They Impose ‘Sexual Apartheid’

July 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

For a woman in Iran, even entering a stadium is a crime: French feminists “cited the notorious 2014 example of Anglo-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was imprisoned for five months in Iran’s infamous Evin prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball game in the capital.”

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The Wednesday Five

July 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Martha Nussbaum aka, the philosopher of feelings; how wellness and self-care might be the new way to look, feel, and act rich; what happens when a harassment whistleblower goes on the science job market; why celebrating dads who do their daughter’s hair is important; and five women inventors you can thank for making your life much easier.

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Women in Tech and the ‘Glass Cliff’ (In the News)

July 19, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

This week, as the tech giant Yahoo goes on sale, Marissa Mayer’s tenure as CEO is also under intense scrutiny. Writing for The Washington Post, Jena McGregor argues that there is a larger question at stake for women in tech.

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‘Cool’ Theresa May, the U.K.’s Second Female Prime Minister (In the News)

July 14, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Cool. Competent. Grown up. Serious and intellectually rigorous. That’s the way Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, comes across to her constituents, according to Quartz, a “digitally native news outlet for business people.” Only one other woman—Margaret Thatcher, “the iron lady”—has held Britain’s top office.

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The Wednesday Five

July 13, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Why advertisers don’t pay attention to women without children, Jennifer Aniston pens blistering op-ed on ‘sport-like scrutiny and body shaming,’ how the UK’s incoming female Prime Minister Theresa May voted on women’s issues, Egyptian women use social media to test roles, and a desire for self-exposure might be reducing feminism to naked navel-gazing.

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The Wednesday Five

July 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Nearly half of the proposed new voting class for the Oscar’s are women; DOVE’s new ad campaign features women defining beauty and success for themselves; three girlfriends celebrate 100 years of friendship; Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ interrogates compassion; and Ida Applebroog on her artistic reinvention at 86!

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The Wednesday Five

June 29, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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June is National Immigrant Heritage Month. In this week’s Wednesday five, we celebrate extraordinary women who are first and second generation Americans and who are using their lives in service to other women.

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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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