Today’s Talk Topic: No Safe Haven in Syria

April 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

News Deeply’s flagship report on Syria includes this sobering description of the situation in the once-safest part of the country . . .

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Today’s Talk Topic: Hospital Food

April 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

What’s in your hospital?

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Best Opening Sentence Ever

April 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Vox, a contender for the most informative web site ever, paid tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Distant Mother

April 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“Once my grandmother asked me why I wouldn’t speak to my mother on the phone. I didn’t answer. I only asked if my mother would come back if I were sick and dying in a hospital.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: “Don’t Cry—Strategize!”

April 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“Don’t cry, strategize” was the advice Khalida Brohi’s father gave to her when she cried as a child in Pakistan upon seeing women beaten.

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Today’s Talk Topic: A Picture Is Worth . . .

April 18, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We have no idea how far all the words written about Barbara Walters would reach if laid end to end, but one thing is for sure—the slide show the AARP online magazine offers is as eloquent a portrayal of the veteran of TV broadcasting as any we know.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Who Were Geeshie and Elvie?

April 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

There exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and ’31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley.

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Wednesday 5: Pulitzer Prize, Summer Movies, Digital Media, and Mindy Kaling on Beauty

April 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Four women bring home the Pulitzer Prize; summer 2014 could be the summer of women in film; 16 women behind innovative digital media organizations; a flight attendant finds a comedic solution to getting passengers’ attention; and actress Mindy Kaling says that her beauty choices should NOT be considered “courageous.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Cranky Dieter

April 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We all knew that dieting made us cranky. But now there is scientific evidence to support this.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Laci Green

April 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Laci Green is every color of the rainbow of sexuality, and then some.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Soul, Billie Holiday, The Ladies of Bletchley Circle

April 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Billie Holiday

The White House celebrates “Women of Soul”; celebrating Billie Holiday; the ladies of “The Bletchley Circle” are back; Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the UK’s ONLY annual book award for fiction, announces its shortlist; and some inspiring words from inspiring women activists.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Tyler Perry Gets Single Moms

April 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

All too often, pop culture portrayals suggest that single mothers are difficult career women becoming more “human,” love-starved damsels becoming brave, or former delinquents becoming productive citizens. But Tyler Perry’s new film portrays single mothers as ethical agents.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Test Your Car’s IQ

April 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We love the Fuel-Efficiency Smackdown on the Mother Jones website. Pass the contest along to a guy who thinks he knows more about cars than you do. Bet he doesn’t.

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Today’s Talk Topic: A Collection of Collectives

April 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We like creative collective nouns: “an exaltation of larks,” for instance, or “a leap of leopards,” or “a murder of crows.” Can you come up with a witty collective noun referring to “women of a certain age”?

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Today’s Talk Topic: CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ Misses the Point

April 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

On Sunday, March 23, the show seemed to drive down the wrong road—in a Rolls-Royce, yet.

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