Womankind. How we have struggled to be seen as equals among many a man for many a year. And in fact, still do. But lets us celebrate the achievements! Women have accomplished so much in the last century, from the right to vote (Colorado was one of the first states to allow this way back in 1893), to throwing away the constraints of our wardrobes (literally–the Victorian-age corset was replaced with simple slips by the 1920’s), to entering the workforce (keeping the American economy afloat and productive during World War II) in droves, to securing rewording and subsequent ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to specifically include the terminology, “on account of sex” , in 1979 (although, there are still issues with this truly being applied and practiced even today in 2016), to being able to hold high rank and allowed to fight in combat in the United States military.
In our collection, we have some wonderful non-fiction novels about extraordinary women.
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet. -Adrienne Rich