Wednesday 5: Pulitzer Prize, Summer Movies, Digital Media, and Mindy Kaling on Beauty

April 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Four women bring home the Pulitzer Prize; summer 2014 could be the summer of women in film; 16 women behind innovative digital media organizations; a flight attendant finds a comedic solution to getting passengers’ attention; and actress Mindy Kaling says that her beauty choices should NOT be considered “courageous.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: Test Your Car’s IQ

April 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We love the Fuel-Efficiency Smackdown on the Mother Jones website. Pass the contest along to a guy who thinks he knows more about cars than you do. Bet he doesn’t.

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Dangerous Deception of Diet Soda

April 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Study conclusion: Women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack . . . than women who rarely touch such drinks.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Cat-Lady Power

April 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“The cat ladies of yore may have been sad sacks, but this new breed is young, sociable and ambitious. And cats for them (us) are not signs of spinsterhood, but of independence.”

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OMG! The Fragmenting of Communication

April 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We share articles and videos that conform to our prejudices, but rarely seek out opposing views.

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Today’s Talk Topic: What John Kellogg Meant by “Wholesome”

March 31, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Mental Floss does it again: “18 Things You Never Learned in History Class” is one of its recent offerings.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Fantasy Baseball—a Coed Pastime?

March 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We like a girl who knows women can play as well as men.

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Wednesday 5: Women in Media, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

February 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week we focus on the woman and the image. There’s a growing movement among photographers to counter the culture of perfection in the portrayal of women’s bodies; Getty Images has launched a new initiative devoted to the powerful depiction of women; the good, the bad, and the ugly in the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty; The Representation Project puts together a year in review of women in the media; and where are the women in late-night television?

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Connie Schultz: Turbo-Charged in Middle Age

August 3, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

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Connie Schultz’s new blog, “LIfe in the Middle Ages,” is charming. And wise. Between the ages of 50 and 55, she writes amiably, she learned to accept the fact that we young-feeling older women look . . . well, our age . . . to others: “It takes a little time to realize that the world is onto us.”

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The Women Who Took Down Facebook’s Rape Culture

June 6, 2013 by Chris Lombardi

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By Chris Lombardi

What to do when such a presence in our lives as Facebook sprouts near-pathological sexist features? Just walk away? Last month, some groundbreaking women had a better idea: to use a sort of jiu jitsu and startle the behemoth by using its own strengths against it.

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Wednesday 5: World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher; the Women Among TIME’s ’100 Influencers’; Can Women of Color ‘Lean In’?

April 24, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: The world’s oldest yoga teacher is a 94-year-old woman; can black women ‘Lean In’ like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg?; the women of TIME’s 100 most influential people; women are not the only ones to blame for being their worst critics; and a hilarious clip of when TV anchors get a case of the giggles.

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‘Retire’? Is That Even a Word, Barbara Walters?

April 2, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

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As the goodbyes and tribute shows roll out, we’ll keep an ear open to how Barbara Walters plans to use “retirement,” once she’s free of that punishing weekly schedule of ‘The View.’ Something almost entirely new is about to be created. And Walters will probably teach us what “reinvention” means.

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Esquire Editor Flap: What’s Worse Than Pandering to the Male Gaze?

March 28, 2013 by Chris Lombardi

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The objectification of women in men’s magazines infuriates us—but how about looking critically at magazines supposedly meant for the female gaze?

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Wednesday 5: Tina Fey, Aretha Franklin, Helen Mirren

March 27, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

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Ford wants us to “Leave Our Worries Behind” in (another) sexist ad; Tina Fey responds to her Internet critics with a hilarious comeback; the women have been “leaning in” for centuries before Sheryl Sandberg; Aretha Franklin turns 71; and Helen Mirren champions women in film, behind the camera.

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Ashley Judd for Senate Scares Everyone

March 22, 2013 by Chris Lombardi

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Ashley Judd’s determination to ignore partisan signaling and focus on rarely addressed, important issues is why her run for the Senate is causing the political establishment to go mildly berserk.

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