Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

August 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sofia Vergara’s skit at the Emmys erupts in accusations of sexism; despite that moment, it was a good night for roles for women over 40; a reminder of the things women couldn’t do 96 years ago; ads that showcase income inequality between men and women are banned in certain airports; and in this week’s dose of inspiration, a view of what 90 looks like!

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Today’s Talk Topic: Three Cheers (Each) for These Feisty Females

August 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Women’s path is still so littered with traditional obstacles that we at “Women’s Voices” feel a jolt of admiration and satisfaction whenever we read of another female “first.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: What Harry Did for Us

August 18, 2014 by Susan B. Johnson

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Harry Burn thought about the letter that he carried in his pocket. “Dear Son,” his mother had written. “Hurrah, and vote for suffrage! Don’t keep them in doubt . . . Be a good boy. ”

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Web This Week

August 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The culture of beautifying violence and rape in fashion; what women could not do in the 1960s; an exhibition at the Palais Galliera in Paris focuses on French fashion from 1947 to ’57; the importance of “senior erotica”; and Christina Hendricks spoofs the modern office.

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Wed 5: The Best of the Web this Week

August 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: the NFL’s problem with women; what would happen if more women designed products for women; how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a pop icon; at 92, Barbara Scheiber publishes her first book; and Facebook offers free Web access to women’s rights info in Africa.

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Today’s Talk Topic: What Michel Martin Left Unsaid

August 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“What has made a trying situation even more painful,” Martin writes, “is the sense that our story is not worth telling. Too often in my baby-boomer generation, women of color have had to fight our way into conversations that should have included us to begin with.”

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Web This Week

July 30, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Artist Aleah Chapin celebrates the mature woman’s body; millennials defining/stereotyping “grandma” culture; do those girl-power/woman-power ads make an impact?; a dose of goodness with John Legend’s new video, “You and I”; and Beyoncé’s lyrics performed as dramatic monologues.

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Wednesday 5: Fashion Mags, Favorite Positions, and Women on the Front Page

July 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: women’s fashion magazines and the serious, substantive woman; 23 women show us their ‘favorite position’; women’s reports from war zones makes the front page of “The New York Times”; women are the new face of independent film; and dolls that steal the spotlight from Barbie.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Elaine Stritch as Alec Baldwin’s ‘Mom’

July 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Elaine Stritch, who died on July 17 at age 89, was unforgettable as Alec Baldwin’s mom, the irascible Colleen, on NBC’s “30 Rock”—a matriarch so malevolent that she regularly confounded even her wily son/

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Net This Week

July 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

An innovative device that is saving the lives of premature babies; Karyn Parsons has a new organization focusing on African-American history; lessons on the wrong way to praise 42-year-old women; the first list featuring the “Most Powerful Women: The Food & Drink Innovators” comes out in the fall; and 35 writers who make up the literary Internet.

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Wednesday 5: Student Loan Debt, Gender Pay Gap, Guggenheim’s All-Male Monopoly, and More

July 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: Student loan debt is an increasing crisis for women; a new Verizon ad questions the impact of telling our girls they are pretty; Guggenheim announces an all-male monopoly (again) on its coveted rotunda space for 2015; a series of benches painted like open books are the rave in London; and a campaign explains that many girls in developing countries are deterred from going to school because of their periods.

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Wednesday 5: Indra K. Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, Janis Joplin, Phylicia Rashad, and More

July 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi speaks candidly on the complexities of work and family life; Janis Joplin’s official postal stamp is unveiled; we publish a letter penned by Maya Angelou to her younger self; four women photographers redefine the way we see women of the Middle East; and Phylicia Rashad in conversation with her daughter Condola Rashad.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Broadcast News . . . After Diane Sawyer, Same Old–Same Old

June 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Essentially, it takes two men to replace the work of one extraordinary woman. You go, Diane.

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First Lady: “This Country Is Ready” for a Female President

June 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In an interview Monday at the Working Families Summit in Washington, Michelle Obama slammed one door shut for herself while holding the door wide open for other women, perhaps even one in particular.

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Wednesday 5: Pantene, Facebook, TED Talks, and More

June 25, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Pantene’s new ad campaign wants women to stop saying “I’m sorry” so much; Facebook no longer conflates breastfeeding women with pornography; Diane von Furstenberg curates her five favorite TED Talks; Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her latest protagonist; and five ways in which the Internet is a powerful tool to combat gender inequality.

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