Women http://nhpr.org en 5.14.14: The Internet Is Not Killing Religion, Years As Celebrities, And Female Viagra http://nhpr.org/post/51414-internet-not-killing-religion-years-celebrities-and-female-viagra <p>Over the past 25 years, the percentage of people with no religious affiliation has more than doubled, at the same time, the internet has been widely embraced. Coincidence? Today on Word of Mouth: does the internet spell the fall of religion? Or is it more of a correlation than a cause? Plus, we peruse the new release section of the bookstore and notice a trend, C<em>atastrophe 1914</em>, <em>1914: History in an Hour</em>, <em>1914: Fight the Good Fight.</em> A look into the downside of treating years as celebrities.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:55:55 +0000 Word of Mouth 48483 at http://nhpr.org 5.14.14: The Internet Is Not Killing Religion, Years As Celebrities, And Female Viagra 4.14.14: The Age Of Radiance, The Girls Of Atomic City, Russian National Fitness & Poetry Out Loud http://nhpr.org/post/41414-age-radiance-girls-atomic-city-russian-national-fitness-poetry-out-loud <p></p><p>Happy Monday, everyone! Halfway through April and the nice weather is <em>finally </em>here. There's a little bit of every subject on today's Word of Mouth. We start with science, move to a look into women's history, and even have lesson in physical fitness before concluding with poetry. Put on your headphones and listen today's show, then join the discussion on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthradio" target="_blank">Facebook </a>page!</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen to the full show and click </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Read more </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for individual segments</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:31:48 +0000 Word of Mouth 46608 at http://nhpr.org 4.14.14: The Age Of Radiance, The Girls Of Atomic City, Russian National Fitness & Poetry Out Loud From The Archives: Women in Government, And N.H.'s Climb From Last Place http://nhpr.org/post/archives-women-government-and-nhs-climb-last-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2004, the Center for Women in Government </span><a href="http://www.albany.edu/womeningov/publications/2004_leadership_profile.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">released a report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about women in top appointed positions in all 50 state governments. NH ranked last in percentage of such appointments. After a back and forth with </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Craig Benson’s office, NHPR's Raquel Maria Dillon reports, an updated survey then placed NH seventh.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:11:18 +0000 Andrew Parrella 45178 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Women in Government, And N.H.'s Climb From Last Place An Update On The Abortion Debate http://nhpr.org/post/update-abortion-debate <p>With two stubborn, diametrically opposed sides, the country’s abortion debate has moved very little in either direction since Roe v. Wade 40 years ago. While polls indicate most Americans do not support overturning the landmark supreme court decision to allow abortions, many do support some limitations on the procedure. And it’s in this direction that many state legislatures have swung recently, with a record number of restrictions passed since 2010. &nbsp;While this trend is changing the landscape for abortion access in some parts of the country, New England continues to be an exception. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44410 at http://nhpr.org An Update On The Abortion Debate Gender Income Difference http://nhpr.org/post/gender-income-difference <p>In his State of the Union address, President Obama lamented that women make 77 cents to every dollar a man makes. A new bill in New Hampshire looks to narrow that gap. However, disagreement remains about what’s behind the difference, whether it’s the choices that women make, outright discrimination, or a combination of these and other factors.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42892 at http://nhpr.org Gender Income Difference The Rebranding Of Sylvia Plath http://nhpr.org/post/rebranding-sylvia-plath <p>This year marks the 50th anniversary of poet Sylvia Plath’s death by suicide, the singular lens through which many readers and academics have viewed her life, writing, and marriage. Now, a new generation is re-discovering Plath from a fresh perspective, one not colored by her sad and macabre death.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:01:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27405 at http://nhpr.org The Rebranding Of Sylvia Plath The De-Evolution Of Women's Magazines http://nhpr.org/post/de-evolution-womens-magazines <p>Magazines like <em>Good Housekeeping</em> and <em>Ladies Home Journal</em> have been published since the late 19th century. In the late 1950s and early 60s, readers could find serialized fiction and serious non-fiction sandwiched between recipes for Jell-O salad and housework how-to’s. Now, high circulation women’s magazines hardly include long-form pieces at all, much less excerpted novels, or hard-hitting journalism.</p><p><strong>Laura Vanderkam </strong>writes for <em>City Journal</em>.&nbsp; Her article “<a href="http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_2_womens-magazines.html">Journey Through the Checkout Racks</a>,” explores this shift in content found in women’s magazines, and what it means for its target audience.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:00:10 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30945 at http://nhpr.org The De-Evolution Of Women's Magazines Misogyny On The Web http://nhpr.org/post/misogyny-web <p>In May of 2012, feminist blogger and pop culture critic <a href="http://www.feministfrequency.com/about/" target="_blank"><strong>Anita Sarkeesian</strong></a> launched a Kickstarter campaign called “<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games" target="_blank">Tropes Versus Women in Video Games</a>.”&nbsp;</p><p>Anita asked for $6000 to make a video series analyzing gender roles in video games; identifying and exploring tropes like “the sexy sidekick” and “the mercy killing.” She raised the money in one day – and eventually raised $158,000. The project’s first video, “Damsel in Distress Part One” hit YouTube in March.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:19:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30527 at http://nhpr.org Misogyny On The Web Sailors, Artists, Tavern Keepers, And Mayors Among Portsmouth's Most Notable Women http://nhpr.org/post/sailors-artists-tavern-keepers-and-mayors-among-portsmouths-most-notable-women <p>A new book aims to tell the stories of some of the most remarkable women in the history of Portsmouth, from colonial tavern keepers to nationally-known artists, politicians, philanthropists and more.</p><p>It's called <strong><em><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18063767-portsmouth-women" target="_blank">Portsmouth Women: Madams and Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City</a>. </em></strong></p><p>The book's editor, <strong>Laura Pope</strong>, talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about some of the women featured in the book.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:08:56 +0000 Brady Carlson 29914 at http://nhpr.org Sailors, Artists, Tavern Keepers, And Mayors Among Portsmouth's Most Notable Women Word Of Mouth 05.11.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05112013 <p>In this special edition of Word of Mouth: Girl Power Interrupted.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 26798 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 05.11.2013 The Girls Of Atomic City http://nhpr.org/post/girls-atomic-city <p></p><p>The story of the development and deployment of the atomic bomb is generally told as a narrative driven by powerful men like Oppenheimer, Truman, and Stimson, operating at the highest levels of government. What few people know is how many women played a crucial role – albeit unknowingly – in one of the most significant turning points in history. <strong><a href="http://www.denisekiernan.com/DK_Press.html" target="_blank">Denise Kiernan</a></strong> interviewed several women who worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee – a secret, government-built town created as part of the Manhattan Project. Their stories, combined with detailed reporting, come together in her new book called <em><a href="http://www.girlsofatomiccity.com/site_x.html" target="_blank">The Girls of Atomic City</a>.</em></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:26:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27174 at http://nhpr.org The Girls Of Atomic City Best-Selling Trend: The Funny Female Memoir http://nhpr.org/post/best-selling-trend-funny-female-memoir <p>Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO hit series <em>Girls</em>, recently signed 3.5 million dollar book contact for a memoir<em>. </em>When published, Dunham’s book will share shelf space with bestsellers like <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/bloggess-pretends-never-happened">Jenny Lawson</a>’s <em>Let’s Pretend This Never Happened:&nbsp; A Mostly True Memoir</em> and Heather McDonald’s <em>My Inapropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable For Small Children, Nuns Or Mature Adults.&nbsp; </em>Part humor, part memoir, books in this category are almost always written by women and openly explore sex, drinking and even mental illness in a brazen and unrepentant manner.&nbsp; And readers, especially those that are not offended easily, are snapping them up.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jean Railla</strong>, a writer and cultural observer is here to tell us more<strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p><p><em>Related: Gawker's <a href="http://gawker.com/5966563/here-is-lena-dunhams-37-million-book-proposal">viral blog</a> about Lena Dunham's book deal. </em> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:30:39 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26635 at http://nhpr.org Best-Selling Trend: The Funny Female Memoir Wonder Women! http://nhpr.org/post/wonder-women <p>Wonder Woman has yet to be the subject of a major motion picture. Until now…sort of. “<a href="http://wonderwomendoc.com/" target="_blank">Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American </a><a href="http://wonderwomendoc.com/" target="_blank">Superheroines</a>” is a documentary that follows the character from her Amazonian origins to that <a href="http://youtu.be/M_blOQEu9ws" target="_blank">campy TV show in the 70s </a>to her following among punk rockers, suburban girls, and even Gloria Steinem. The documentary is screening tonight at Concord’s <a href="http://www.redrivertheatres.org/" target="_blank">Red River Theatre</a> and will make its broadcast premiere on <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/wonder-women/" target="_blank">PBS’s Independent Lens</a> series on April 15th. <strong>Kristy Guevera-Flanagan</strong> directed the film and joins Word of Mouth to talk about it.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:05:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23533 at http://nhpr.org Wonder Women! "Girl Rising": A Global Movement Through Film http://nhpr.org/post/girl-rising-global-movement-through-film <p><a href="http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/">“<strong>Girl Rising” </strong></a>is a new documentary directed by Academy-Award nominee Richard Robbins and the centerpiece of a global campaign called 10X10 (“Ten Times Ten”), which is dedicated to <a href="http://10x10act.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/GR_One-Pager_021813.pdf">educating and empowering girls</a>. The film is premiering this Thursday, March 7<sup>th</sup>, at hundreds of simultaneous public screenings across the U.S, including one at Fox Run Stadium in Newington, New Hampshire. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22933 at http://nhpr.org Women And The Gun Debate http://nhpr.org/post/women-and-gun-debate <p>Women are a growing part of the debate over gun rights and potential new gun laws – partly because there are growing numbers of women who own and use guns. <strong>Erica Goode</strong> is a national correspondent on criminal justice issues for the New York Times; <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/us/rising-voice-of-gun-ownership-is-female.html?hpw&amp;_r=0&amp;gwh=667932B53BCE0B05C04050C701046DFA" target="_blank">she wrote about</a> the rising number of female gun owners this week, and she joins us as part of NHPR’s series on guns, <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/loaded-issue-guns-new-hampshire" target="_blank">“A Loaded Issue”</a>.</p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:00:57 +0000 Brady Carlson 21803 at http://nhpr.org Women And The Gun Debate