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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Historic Moment for Women Across the Political Spectrum (In the News)

June 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

At Women’s Voices for Change, we don’t engage in partisan politics. But for women across the political spectrum, Hillary Clinton’s achievement of becoming the first woman to be the presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party is a truly historic moment.

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A Brief Life in the Counterculture

June 3, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

What we gained in that uniquely utopian time far outweighed what was lost. An air of acceptance encouraged individuality, openness and creativity. Everyone deserved a chance to be brought into the fold of peace, love, and rock ’n’ roll. If you were against the Vietnam War, you were cool. If not, we welcomed the chance to change your mind.

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Book Review: Clara Bingham Captures Complexity of ‘the Sixties’

June 2, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

‘Witness to the Revolution’ is an important book that will be a reference point for years to come in the effort to understand one of the most complex periods in our nation’s history. Clara Bingham has captured it like a photograph of lightning just as it strikes.

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How Gold Star Mothers Celebrate Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 by Chris Lombardi

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By Chris Lombardi

Cathy Smith is a Gold Star Mother: Her son Tomas, shot by a sniper in Fallujah, died two years ago. But that doesn’t mean she opposes observing Memorial Day—rather, the opposite.

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‘Never Trumpet War as Glorious’: The History of Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 by Amy K. Hughes

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By Amy K. Hughes

In our country’s early years, women generally played the helpmeet role in war. However, in December the Pentagon announced that all combat roles would be open to women, and drafting women has become a distinct possibility.

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14 Attorneys General Call for More Research on Gun Violence (In the News)

May 26, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading an effort by 14 attorneys general to encourage Congress to allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence as a public health issue.

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