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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Today’s Talk Topic: Riding in the World’s Toughest Horse Race at 61

August 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

During a grueling eight-day, 625-mile race in Mongolia Barbara Smith rode 28 semi-wild ponies on a route that traces Genghis Khan’s legendary long-distance horse-relay postal system, devised in 1224.

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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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