Tick, Tick, Tick, Birth

Leni Zumas' Red Clocks has proven incredibly popular here at the library. If you want more like it, I have a few suggestions.  First of all, let me spread the gospel of The Red Clocks. Told in the alternating voices of four interconnected women, it takes place in a near future where abortion is illegal and so is…
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It’s A Woman’s World

Ever wondered what life would be like if the world were ruled by women? I have. I've imagined less sexual violence, more peace among nations, less income inequality, less gender superiority and the unquestioned right of a woman to choose. Although some aspects of society are not the best, they are certainly not progressing toward…
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5 Articles: Time Magazine Turns 95

Time magazine marks its 95th anniversary this month, on March 3. Choosing five articles to highlight the occasion initially felt daunting, until I considered that March is Women's History Month. I immediately wondered how often Time's annual Person of the Year issue has featured a woman. It didn't take long to discover that individual women…
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Not Asking For It

Sexual slavery is unfortunately nothing new, particularly in times of war. If you liked Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht might be right up your alley. I'm going to cover some other books dealing with forced prostitution, some fiction, some not, as well. Bracht's White Chrysanthemum tells the story of Hana and…
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Women Leaning Sculpture Returns to Harold Washington Library Center

Once again, Women Leaning, the four quirky wood figures with pencil-drawn hands, finely sanded pompadour hairstyles and solemn plaster faces, gracefully hug the wall on the 7th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The wood and paint glistens anew and the plaster faces are unblemished. This important sculpture by Marisol had been undergoing restoration at…
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