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Fashion & Beauty

Fat Chance: What If An Overweight Woman Ran For Office?

By Roz Warren and Janet Golden
By Janet Golden and Roz Warren

Can you imagine what would happen if a woman as heavy as Chris Christie ran for President? Press coverage about her size would be nonstop. Her eating and exercise habits would be critiqued. The media would scream every time she was photographed with a donut in her hand.

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News

Thoughts on the TIME 100

By Carla Baranauckas
By Carla Baranauckas

Time Magazine has again come up with its list of 100 people it deems the most influential in the world. The amount of discussion and debate that followed would almost make one think that something actually is at stake here. Is there?

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Books · Poetry · Politics

Katherine McNamara: “It’s about moving into the unoccupied spaces”

By Chris Lombardi
Katherine McNamara  started crashing people’s  expectations early –  peeling off to Paris in the middle of a Cornell history Ph.D. and learning she was a poet, striking out for Alaska just as the oil boom was ending;  founding one of the first prestigious literary magazines  published entirely on the Internet. And ever since we met last month at WVFC’s “The…
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News

Newsflash: Couric Wins Cronkite Award

By Women's Voices For Change
The award was named for “Uncle Walter,” but last night belonged to the most influential woman in the nightly news. At the Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California, CBS News managing editor Katie Couric won a Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign. The awards jury honored Couric for her  “extraordinary, persistent and detailed…
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Lifestyle

Gloves, Lipstick and High Heels

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Every night I thank God for the ability to accessorize By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger I don’t think anyone has the right to objectify the stuff of womanhood, of my womanhood, anyway. After all, we work hard to earn our accessories. We raise the roof, and the kids. We launder, we cook, we chauffeur and garden and keep the family records and…
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Politics

Gloria Steinem Speaks Out On Palin – Wrong Woman, Wrong Message

By Womens Voices for Change
In a Los Angeles Times column, feminist leader Gloria Steinem weighs in on the selection of Sarah Palin: Here’s the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing — the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party — are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe…
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Politics

Live from the Republican Convention – It’s Women’s Night!

By Womens Voices for Change
We arrived in Minneapolis this week, attending our first ever Republican Convention. How is it different from the many Democratic Conventions we've been to? Well,we have to say people are dressed well and the food is better. The real kicker though is friendliness; everyone here is frighteningly cheerful, but I think that's because we are smack dab in the Midwest.…
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Money & Careers

News Brief: Response to Palin Runs the Gamut; Accepting Buyout, Atlanta Journo Reflects on Growing Up With Paper

By Womens Voices for Change
Palin Reaction Roundup: All weekend, women of every political stripe were checking in about Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor who is also John McCain’s chosen running mate. All agreed that Palin was tapped at least part because of her possible appeal to former supporters of the Hillary Clinton candidacy. Not surprisingly, conservative commentators like Laura Ingraham, above, were most supportive.…
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Politics

Special News Brief: Sarah Palin McCain’s VP pick

By Womens Voices for Change
A boomer woman at his side: Like everyone else, WVFC has just learned that John McCain has responded to Barack Obama’s historic Presidential nomination by deciding to make a little history himself. Surprising nearly everyone, McCain chose as his vice-presidential nominee one of the "dark horses" we highlighted two weeks ago: Palin, 44, is the youngest governor in Alaska history,…
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