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.

Read More »

Wednesday 5: Women of Integrity

February 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Walker-Chisholm-Wells-550

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.

Read More »

Wednesday 5: The Best of Internet this Week

January 28, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

BodyImage_1910

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

The Wednesday 5: Visions of Womanhood at the Golden Globes

January 14, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

th

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

Read More »

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

January 7, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

3192562637_788584568c_z

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.

Read More »

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

January 2, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Slate

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.

Read More »

The Wednesday 5: Christmas Eve Goodies

December 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Fab Over Fifty

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

Read More »

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?

Read More »

The Wednesday 5: Three-Dimensional Women

December 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Guardian

“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.”

Read More »

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.

Read More »

The Wednesday 5: Women Who Choose Paths Less Taken

December 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Elizabeth-Holmes1

The five we celebrate include multi-billionaire Elizabeth Holmes, who kept quiet about her company for a decade and then landed on the cover of “Fortune”; Toni Morrison, who, at 83, is poised to release her eleventh novel; and Kristin Costello, who turned a debilitating illness into an opportunity to share her story on the radio.

Read More »

Wednesday 5: Top 5 Longreads

November 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Hiroshima

In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share our Top 5 Longreads—longform journalism articles and narratives of more than 1,500 words, written by women and about women. They include stories of the women survivors of Hiroshima; the online abuse women face when they make their opinions public; the emotional toll of being unemployed; the intersections of journalism and environmental activism for one reporter; and deconstructing the “difficult woman” who is Vivian Maier.

Read More »

Veteran’s Day Talk Topic: Dawn Seymour of the Flying Fortresses

November 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Image from Twitter/TheMoth

Now 97, Dawn Seymour was a pioneer American female military pilot. Indeed, she was one of the “lucky 13″ women who flew the B-17 as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Service during World War II.

Read More »

Today’s Talk Topic: Squealing Like a Schoolgirl

November 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Who’d have believed that the insult girl (as in “You throw like a girl,” “You run like a girl,” or—the worst—“You’re a girl”) would ever have serious consequences for the taunter?

Read More »