The Wednesday Five: The Body Positive Issue

August 24, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women who are leading global movements towards embracing positive body images of themselves and their community of women. We’ve just spent the last two weeks glued to the Olympic Games in Rio, riveted at how extraordinary the human body is. And still, we are in a time where we’re inundated with photoshopped ideals of what beauty should look like and what size, shape, and color it should come in. That’s why we find these women refreshing and groundbreaking — they are creating their own definitions of what is beautiful.

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The Wednesday Five

August 17, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: meet the ‘Iron Nun’, 86-year-old triathlete Sister Madonna Buder; Afghanistan’s only woman athlete at the Olympics is running alone but fighting for all women; at 94, Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest and flyest Park Ranger ever; the moments in ‘Gilmore Girls’ season 1 that not-so-secretly empowered us; and why women’s boxing continues to be in the shadows.

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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Shows She’s Not Too Old for Olympic Gold (In the News)

August 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“You can set a goal and you can go accomplish anything you want. It doesn’t matter your age; it doesn’t matter where you’re from.”

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At 52, Equestrian Beezie Madden Is Competing in Her 4th Olympics (In the News)

August 4, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The oldest woman on Team USA has been riding horses since she was 4 years old.

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The Women Who Were First by Grit and Grace

July 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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“What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace,” Meryl Streep says. We agree.

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Hillary Clinton’s Nomination: Historic Moment for Women (In the News)

July 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote, was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. And 96 years later, Clinton has broken a political glass ceiling.

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The Wednesday Five

July 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Screenwriter Annie Mumolo on Life After ‘Bridesmaids’; Can An App Teach Mindfulness?; Samantha Bee Needs to Conquer the Political Conventions; Eight Words That Led This Woman To Her Perfect (Male) Mentor; and from the Women’s Voices Archives — “Artist and Designer Susan Ritter Finds Beauty in the Natural World.”

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Roger Ailes Makes News as He Leaves Fox News

July 25, 2016 by Diane Vacca

Why did Gretchen Carlson succeed, against all expectations, in felling the magnate Roger Ailes, who resigned within days of her filing suit against him?

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Feminists Urge Banning of Iran and Saudi Arabia from Olympics Because They Impose ‘Sexual Apartheid’

July 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

For a woman in Iran, even entering a stadium is a crime: French feminists “cited the notorious 2014 example of Anglo-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was imprisoned for five months in Iran’s infamous Evin prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball game in the capital.”

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Rebuttal Review: Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Ain’t Afraid of No Critics

July 20, 2016 by Carla Baranauckas

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By Carla Baranauckas

Viewing the high definition version of “Ghostbusters” on Friday night of the opening weekend, I encountered a genuinely funny movie.

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The Wednesday Five

July 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Martha Nussbaum aka, the philosopher of feelings; how wellness and self-care might be the new way to look, feel, and act rich; what happens when a harassment whistleblower goes on the science job market; why celebrating dads who do their daughter’s hair is important; and five women inventors you can thank for making your life much easier.

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Women in Tech and the ‘Glass Cliff’ (In the News)

July 19, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

This week, as the tech giant Yahoo goes on sale, Marissa Mayer’s tenure as CEO is also under intense scrutiny. Writing for The Washington Post, Jena McGregor argues that there is a larger question at stake for women in tech.

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New York City Takes Giant Leap Forward for Girls and Women (In the News)

July 16, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“At last, a recognition that reproducing the human race is a necessity and not a taxable luxury!”

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‘Cool’ Theresa May, the U.K.’s Second Female Prime Minister (In the News)

July 14, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Cool. Competent. Grown up. Serious and intellectually rigorous. That’s the way Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, comes across to her constituents, according to Quartz, a “digitally native news outlet for business people.” Only one other woman—Margaret Thatcher, “the iron lady”—has held Britain’s top office.

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The Wednesday Five

July 6, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Nearly half of the proposed new voting class for the Oscar’s are women; DOVE’s new ad campaign features women defining beauty and success for themselves; three girlfriends celebrate 100 years of friendship; Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ interrogates compassion; and Ida Applebroog on her artistic reinvention at 86!

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