The Wednesday 5: Groundbreaking Women

April 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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“On Being,” with Krista Tippett; Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president; 84-Year-Old Sylvia Weiner, first woman to run the Boston Marathon; another 84-year-old groundbreaker, Toni Morrison, publishes her 11th novel, “God Help the Child,” and Tina Packer’s new book traces how Shakespeare’s women evolved from simple caricatures to complicated and complex characters.

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The Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

April 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Inside America’s subscription-box obsession, a new book, “Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photograph,” gives us a glimpse on the artist’s inner world; a village in India plants 111 trees each time a girl is born; a new VIDA study finds that male writers continue to dominate literary criticism; ‘Love Has No Labels’ will remind you why we love.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

April 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: A new “Vogue India” initiative sets out to encourage Indian women to take control of their bodies; “The SEAMS” unveils its new podcast on the meeting of fashion and culture in Thailand, New York, and Mexico; the women on Instagram worth following; Dame Stephanie Shirley’s brilliant TED Talk; the movies all foodies must see.

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Wednesday 5: On Aging

March 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share a collection of some of this week’s best features on Aging.

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Wednesday 5: Five Films on Brave and Courageous Women

March 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we honor the start of Women’s History Month with five documentaries (all available for streaming on Netflix) featuring the lives and stories of brave and courageous women.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Integrity

February 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week: appalling laws against women in 44 countries; Glamour magazine profiles 16 women who are changing the world for the better; recognizing the legacy of women during Black History Month; groundbreaking women in aviation and space; and a study reports that the percentage of women coaching college women’s teams is on a steep decline.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of Internet this Week

January 28, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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A look at the “perfect” (quotation marks intentional) woman’s body over the past 100 years; The Onion.com posits, in a parody, the dismay of increasing number of men pressured to accept realistic standards of female beauty; and a video explores what happens when men realize they are harassing their own mothers on the street; a mom explores why “good moms” get hated on.

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The Wednesday 5: On Proper Roles for Women

January 21, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

A mixed bag of successes by, and snubs to, women in movies, advertisements, TV, and business management.

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The Wednesday 5: Visions of Womanhood at the Golden Globes

January 14, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here are the moments at the Golden Globes we thought were noteworthy because of their boundary-breaking, glass-ceiling-cracking effects.

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Wednesday 5: The Good, the Bad, and the Absurd

January 7, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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A mixed bag of the good, the bad, and the absurd in politics, global women’s rights, tech, social media, and women’s-restroom politics.

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Today’s Talk Topic: “The World Is Not Falling Apart”

January 2, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Despite the appalling violence, civil wars, and religious hostilities that beset the world, a study by two social scientists concludes that we live in relatively peaceful times.

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The Wednesday 5: Christmas Eve Goodies

December 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Gifts of kindness, laughter, and encouragement for your consideration on Christmas Eve Day.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Christmastime for “Heathens”

December 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

How do the many and varied non-Christians in New York City feel about the long approach to Christmas?

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The Wednesday 5: Three-Dimensional Women

December 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Wonder Woman’s greatest battles weren’t waged against villains like Dr. Psycho or Professor Manly. Rather, they were against people with the power to define her. Those battles are still being fought by three-dimensional women in the engineering departments of tech companies, in political campaigns, and in the plush offices of VCs and studio executives.”

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The Wednesday 5: Radical Women

December 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you five documentaries featuring the lives and stories of radical women, including Nina Simone, Marina Abramovic, and Elaine Stritch.

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