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Breaking the Silence: New Feminist Reads

With movements like Time’s Up, #MeToo, and the Women’s March making waves, the discrimination, violence, and other issues that women face are featuring more and more prominently in our current culture. For their part, female authors have been delving deeper into the most pressing questions concerning women today. These recent publications all seek to break through the silences surrounding these questions. Continue reading Breaking the Silence: New Feminist Reads

Women’s History in Story Form

Womens memoirs

When I started working on women’s history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn’t think that women had a history worth knowing.     Gerda Lerner, Women and History

Celebrate Women’s History! Read histories of women through the eyes of 17 strong women, in these enduring and moving memoirs. Continue reading Women’s History in Story Form

A Word to Wise Women: Women’s History Month Musings

womens-history-month--authoMarch is Women’s History Month – does it even matter? Expand your perspective!  Read women’s voices this month.

Women’s history tells the story of our past from an expanded perspective. It does not rewrite history, but it does make very different judgments about what is important. Women’s history approaches the past with a wide-angle lens, taking in a much wider vision of what was going on in any given time period.
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