March is Women’s History Month. Many things have come to womankind surprisingly recently: The right to vote. The right to own property. And, perhaps less surprisingly, the existence of Women’s History Month. Congress passed a proclamation in 1987 establishing Women’s History Month. The 2017 theme – “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” — honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force.
Librarian Kelsey Keyes and Laura Coleman of Access Services have created a display with a wide variety of items highlighting women’s history, trailblazing women, and feminism from the library’s collection. Be sure to take a look and remember you can check out any of the items on display.
For more information about Women’s History Month, visit the Women’s History Month page and the National Women’s History Project page. Boise State’s Gender Equity Center’s website provides information about upcoming events on campus related to gender and sexuality.
Kelsey also recommends visiting the Amelia Bloomer Project blog, named for Amelia Bloomer, a pioneering 19th century newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker and suffragist, the list features books about girls and women that spur the imagination while confronting traditional female stereotypes. Kelsey serves as a member of the Amelia Bloomer Project Book Selection Committee. The Amelia Bloomer Project selects notable books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. For more book, toy, music, movie/TV recommendations featuring girls and women, Kelsey recommends visiting A Mighty Girl.