Were Women Overlooked in Selection of Presidential Debate Moderators? (In the News)

September 23, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to go head to head in the coming presidential debates, another discussion has emerged about the selection of the debate moderators.

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Female Cadets at West Point Are Now Required to Box (In the News)

September 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York State first admitted women — 119 female cadets — in 1976. While those women and the ones who followed have undergone rigorous training, the requirements for women were modified so they didn’t have to do everything that male cadets did.

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Misogyny and Separate Standards: Ambitious Women and the Price they Pay

September 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

On Wednesday night viewers of NBC and MSNBC were offered what was billed as an “equal time” presentation from both presidential candidates on their fitness to be “commander in chief.” Many viewers watched with concern as Today Show host Matt Lauer, always eager to burnish his “real journalist” credentials, questioned Hillary Clinton about her emails, repeatedly interrupted her, and left her little time to talk about her actual qualifications and plans.

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Movie Review: ‘Equal Means Equal’ — An Idea Long Overdue

September 6, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

In her ambitious film, ‘Equal Means Equal,’ Kamala Lopez points out that “72% of Americans are completely invested in the false belief that the genders are explicitly equal under the U.S. Constitution.”

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Labor Day: Not a Day of Celebration for the Unemployed and Underemployed

September 5, 2016 by Judie Rae

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By Judie Rae

Although Labor Day weekend is for many people a time of relaxation with friends and family, it’s also a time to recognize the importance of the labor that is the day-to-day focus of most people’s lives.

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The Not-So-Itsy-Bitsy Swimwear That Is Causing an Uproar (In the News)

August 31, 2016 by Carla Baranauckas

Known as the burkini, this swimsuit is favored by some Muslim women who choose to wear clothing that covers their bodies when they go out in public.

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Portrait of Theresa May, Britain’s Second Female PM

August 10, 2016 by Diane Vacca

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By Diane Vacca

The former prime minister, David Cameron, grudgingly admitted, “She is instinctively secretive and very rigid, but you can be tough with her and she’ll go away and think it all through again.”

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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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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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When People Carry Guns, How Much Danger Do They Pose?

July 14, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

What has caused this escalation of gun ownership and why are people allowed to carry firearms at all?

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A Mother’s Worry About Assault Weapons

June 16, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Your question, why are such guns available, is the one on everyone’s mind this week. Advocating for better mental health care is one of the actions you can take to help protect your children and other people.

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Hostility and the Female Head of State (In the News)

June 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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If Hillary Clinton is elected, Malcolm Gladwell wonders, will she be subjected to the kind of chilling sexist commentary unleashed on former Australian prime minister Julia Gillian?

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It Can (Finally) Happen Here

June 12, 2016 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

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By Grace Graupe-Pillard

“I distinctly remember feeling envy mixed with frustration and fierce anger when I realized that boys had advantages available to them in the universe outside of 875 W.180th Street, Apartment 1B that were not accessible to me.”

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