Wednesday 5: Fashion Mags, Favorite Positions, and Women on the Front Page

July 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: women’s fashion magazines and the serious, substantive woman; 23 women show us their ‘favorite position’; women’s reports from war zones makes the front page of “The New York Times”; women are the new face of independent film; and dolls that steal the spotlight from Barbie.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Elaine Stritch as Alec Baldwin’s ‘Mom’

July 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Elaine Stritch, who died on July 17 at age 89, was unforgettable as Alec Baldwin’s mom, the irascible Colleen, on NBC’s “30 Rock”—a matriarch so malevolent that she regularly confounded even her wily son/

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Wednesday 5: Student Loan Debt, Gender Pay Gap, Guggenheim’s All-Male Monopoly, and More

July 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: Student loan debt is an increasing crisis for women; a new Verizon ad questions the impact of telling our girls they are pretty; Guggenheim announces an all-male monopoly (again) on its coveted rotunda space for 2015; a series of benches painted like open books are the rave in London; and a campaign explains that many girls in developing countries are deterred from going to school because of their periods.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Getting in Shape at 90

July 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“I never did this stuff before,” said Mrs. Friedman, 90, after she completed the squat exercise. “But he gives you the confidence that you can do it, if you’re up to it.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: Broadcast News . . . After Diane Sawyer, Same Old–Same Old

June 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Essentially, it takes two men to replace the work of one extraordinary woman. You go, Diane.

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First Lady: “This Country Is Ready” for a Female President

June 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In an interview Monday at the Working Families Summit in Washington, Michelle Obama slammed one door shut for herself while holding the door wide open for other women, perhaps even one in particular.

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Wednesday 5: Pantene, Facebook, TED Talks, and More

June 25, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Pantene’s new ad campaign wants women to stop saying “I’m sorry” so much; Facebook no longer conflates breastfeeding women with pornography; Diane von Furstenberg curates her five favorite TED Talks; Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her latest protagonist; and five ways in which the Internet is a powerful tool to combat gender inequality.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Senator Claire McCaskill Takes on Dr. Oz

June 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Senator Claire McCaskill recently confronted Dr. Mehmet Oz over his promotion of unproven supplements for weight loss.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Courage, Thy Name Is Woman

June 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Right now, Elsa Hammond, a Ph.D. candidate in literature at Bristol University, is navigating the route from California to Hawaii solo . . . in a rowboat.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Remembering Karen DeCrow, ‘a Hero and a Guide’

June 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“Karen was a hero and a guide. . . . Together, with a lot of other people, we helped to change history,” notes DeCrow’s friend Rowena Malamud.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Anticipation of Father’s Day

June 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

On Robert Hayden’s beloved poem, “Those Winter Sundays,” recalling a father’s unspoken love.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Good-bye to Ann B. Davis

June 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

There was something empowering in the self-deprecation and spunk that Davis brought to her Alice-the-housekeeper sort of roles.

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Today’s Talk Topic: World Cup Madness

June 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

One of 13 Astounding Numbers about this year’s World Cup.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Dream Piracy

June 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We can only dream of more to come from “OPINE SCENTED,” the brilliant new blog from poetry contributor Abigail Flynn.

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Today’s Talk Topic: A New Gas-Station Hazard

June 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We know to be wary of online use of credit or debit cards, and lately we’ve been schooled in the pitfalls around ATM machines, but from AARP comes this new-to-us caution.

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