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A Woman Who Made a Difference: Illinois State Sen. Evelyn Bowles

By Carla Baranauckas
By Carla Baranauckas

Evelyn Bowles' accomplishments are many: being a teacher, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, serving five terms as Madison County clerk and two terms in the Illinois State Senate. But her interactions with individuals — sharing her intelligence, her patience, her kindness and her optimism — are what may be her true legacy.

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The Wednesday Five: Women in Politics

By Women's Voices For Change
As we head into an election year, undoubtedly, women in politics continue to make headlines — both good ones and offensive ones. In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share five important articles that reflect the "State of Women in Politics."
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Book Review: Sonia Sotomayor—Too Flamboyant for the Supreme Court?

By Diane Vacca
By Diane Vacca

Because of her ethnicity, Sonia Sotomayor was automatically stigmatized. In addition, her innate extroversion was amplified by the exuberance of Latin culture, and this too was held against her, even when she became a Supreme Court justice. Her propensities for fire-engine-red nail polish, unruly hair, and “flashy” jewelry were singled out by the news media as markers of her otherness.

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Janet Yellen: The Woman for the Job

By Women's Voices For Change
Celebrations of Janet Yellen's nomination to be chairman of the Federal reserve Bank are well deserved, not only because of Yellen’s fitness for the job but also because the choice of a seasoned female economist to run the Fed is a great victory for the advancement of women.
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Wednesday 5: Men’s Rights, Human Rights, Sexism, and Obesity

By Women's Voices For Change
The trouble with the Men's Rights Movement; Google searches reveal the widespread prevalence of sexism; a photographer captures "the beauty in obesity"; at 43, Samantha Power is the youngest American to hold the post of United States Ambassador to the United Nations; and one little girl reminds us that improvisation is truly an art.
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