Biblio File, Women's History Month
Every year in March we reflect on trailblazing women in history: adventurers, artists, athletes, businesswomen, educators and scholars, literary figures, media figures, reformers and activists, scientists and world leaders. Yet in spite of all their contributions women still earn significantly less than their male counterparts, and many women worldwide suffer on a spectrum from oppression to human rights violations. Here are some titles to help us all consider both how far we have come and how far we have to go.
The Unfinished Revolution: Voices From the Global Fight for Women's Rights
More than 30 writers—Nobel Prize laureates, leading activists, top policymakers, and former victims—contributed to this anthology.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof
A call to arms against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.
Devotion and Defiance by Humaira Awais Shahid
An inspiring personal story by the most prominent Muslim woman activist and legislator for women’s rights in Pakistan.
Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements by Dorothy Sue Cobble
This work divides the Women’s movement into three periods to examine the multiple strains of American feminism. The contributors show that the movement has always had leaders who recognized the importance of race and class in relation to women's issues.
Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter by Sally Armstrong
Empowering stories of women who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing for justice.