Wednesday 5: Top 5 Longreads

November 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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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.

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

November 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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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.

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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?

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The Wednesday 5: In Our Own Skin

November 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Seams

Meaghan Ramsey shares “Why Thinking You’re Ugly Is Bad for You” in her TED Talk; a video project asks us to reflect on when we last felt comfortable in our own skin; The SEAMS moves on to the world of podcasts; the uplifting history (all puns intended) of the bra; a beautiful story of a photographer’s promise to an Indian girl.

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Today’s Talk Topic: One Man’s Praise of a Strong Woman

October 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“She’s resolute and vulnerable, incisive and responsive, rapturous and bleak, angry and funny . . .” The dance critic of “The New York Times” pays tribute to the extraordinary prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, who retired last week.

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Wednesday 5: Women in the News

October 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Good Wife

“The Good Wife” is finally getting the critical attention it deserves; Longreads offers a reading list for women who travel alone; another growing list of products and companies built by women; ABC network has an initiative to increase diversity on television; and the MAKERS documentary on Women in Space is here!

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Wednesday 5: Women in the News

October 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Dispelling myths about why women are leaving tech; honoring the pioneering women who were at the forefront of computer programming; photographer Fazal Sheikh captures the widows of Vrindavan; photographer Rania Matar captures the lives of Lebanese and American girls in their most personal spaces—their bedrooms; and a mom takes on Target for its gender stereotyping in children’s clothing.

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The Wednesday 5: Let’s Hear It for the Women

October 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: A stalwart judge, a beloved feminist, an admired gun-control activist, 783 wonder women, and catcalling ladies who are simply too, too refined.

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Jasmine Tridevil’s Tale

September 27, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

A wry look at the year’s most appalling publicity stunt.

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The Wednesday 5: Women in the News

September 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Claudia Chan

In this week’s Wednesday 5: Claudia Chan is aiming to change the media’s depiction of women; ‘Honor Diaries,’ the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls, is now on Netflix; the history of women dining in public; the current environment for women and girls in Chechnya; and confronting make-up’s dirty little secret: those concealers cover up abuse scars.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

September 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Fifty essential feminist films curated by Flavorwire; Viola Davis as the leading lady we’ve all known her to be; activists doctor CoverGirl’s “Get Your Game Face On” ad to transform it into a tool against domestic violence; Katie Nolan of Fox Sports shares some of the more insightful and thoughtful commentaries on the NFL’s domestic violence cancer; and surprising and not so surprising answers to where nine now-powerful women were when they were 23.

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Today’s Talk Topic: The “Moral Panic” Over Teachers

September 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“The dream, from Catharine Beecher to today, seems to be that if only our schools could get rid of the career educators and install angels instead, the millennium would arrive.”

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Wednesday 5: Five Great Things in Women’s News

September 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The campaign to honor real women in Central Park’s statues; four women receive the National Medal of Arts; a new column, ‘The Techtress,’ offers advice for women to become their own techies; ‘Girl Rising,’ the beautifully done documentary on girls’ education worldwide, is finally on Netflix; and Meryl Streep tells us why she’s out of patience (and that’s a good thing!).

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Today’s Talk Topic: Our Labor Day Heroine—Mother Jones

September 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Typically clad in a black dress, her face framed by a lace collar and black hat, the barely five-foot tall Mother Jones was a fearless orator . . . . Her energy and passion inspired men half her age into action and compelled their wives and daughters to join in the struggle.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Wage Gap Erased!

September 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

A deal that will close a $7,000-per-year pay gap between male and female New York City safety agents. (Guess which group earned the lower salary?)

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