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Our Sisters, Ourselves: “The Power of Positive Female Connection”


"Nothing but the Truth" brings together a diverse array of female voices. Consider medical anthropologist Diane Tober, who shares her experiences while conducting fieldwork at a health clinic in Iran. Tober’s assumptions about Muslim women in Iran wearing the hejâb matched my own: that it was oppressive and just one more way for men to dominate women. But, according to Tober’s friend Nargess, that just isn’t so . . .
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Divorce & Widowhood · Family & Friends

An Episcopal Priest Confronts Loss


I was told that one of our parishioners, Kristen, was outside in her car with her 6-year-old son. Her husband had died a few hours before, during a minor outpatient procedure. At the age of 51 he had gone into cardiac arrest, and they had not been able to revive him. Kristen wanted to bring her son by the church to talk to me because she was so afraid of saying the wrong thing about his father’s death and about heaven.
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Divorce & Widowhood · Lifestyle

Manners Matter


This is the second Q&A column by B. Elliott, a frequent WVFC commentator, on “doing the right thing” in our quickly evolving culture Feel free to contact Ms. Elliott at WFVC for solutions to your troublesome social problems.
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Boomer Divorce, Bankruptcy Rates Spike; Gym Rats May Need New Hips Sooner; In Thailand, Older Women Lead Protest Movement


Women Our Age Takes to the Streets….This week, many Americans first became aware of anti-government protests in Thailand. TV clips showed police using tear gas against the protesters who’d occupied government buildings since June, demanding the resignation  of the prime minister. But no TV station has yet showed the faces of who’s behind this mass movement: middle-aged women, seasoned by…
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