The Women's Experience

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All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation / Rebecca Traister. 306.8153097 TRA 2016

Examines the history of unmarried women in the United States to reveal that the concept of a powerful single woman, often perceived as a modern phenomenon, is not a new idea and explores the options, besides traditional marriage, that were historically available to women.

Broad influence : how women are changing the way America works / Jay Newton-Small. 320.0820973 NEW 2016

A TIME political correspondent demonstrates how elected women are positively changing how government is run, identifying the conversations, deals and decisions that are resetting legislative agenda and establishing promising future directions.

They dared to dream : Florida women who shaped history / Doris Weatherford with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation, Inc. 305.4092275 WEA 2015

Examines the contributions of women through the history of Florida, from the states first female mayor Marion H. OBrien to lighthouse keeper Barbara Mabrity.

Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world / Katherine Zoepf. 305.4209174 ZOE 2016

An exploration of a new generation of Arab women who are questioning authority and leading revolutions brings a new understanding of changing Arab societies, from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS, and gives voice to the women at the forefront ofthis change.

I will find you : a reporter investigates the life of the man who raped her / Joanna Connors. ON ORDER

A Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter describes her rape at knife point by a stranger who grew up a few miles from her and her efforts to find closure by investigating her attacker's story when her daughter reached college age.

Me, my hair, and I : twenty-seven women untangle an obsession / edited by Elizabeth Benedict. 646.724 ME 2015

Twenty-seven essays detail the relationship that women have with their hair, offering up reflections and revelations about family, race, religion, ritual, culture, motherhood, politics, and celebrity.

My life on the road / Gloria Steinem. BIO STEINEM,G 2015

A feminist activist and co-founder of "Ms." magazine presents a memoir comprised of reflections on definitive events in her career, from her time on the campaign trail and interactions with political leaders to her visits to India and her encounters with"civilian" feminists.

The only woman in the room : why science is still a boys' club / Eileen Pollack. 305.420973 POL 2015

The author explains how her abandonment of science despite graduating Yale as one of the university's first women to earn a physics degree reflects the culture of discrimination in the STEM fields.

Rise of the Rocket Girls : the women who propelled us, from missles to the moon to Mars / Nathalia Holt. ON ORDER

Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20th century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creations of the first American satellites.

Spinster : a life of one's own / Kate Bolick. BIO BOLICK,K 2015

A celebration of the pleasures and possibilities of unmarried womanhood celebrates the examples of such figures as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton and Ganna Walska while charting the slowly changing society attitudes toward women and marriage.

Under the bus : how working women are being run over / Caroline Fredrickson. 331.40973 FRE 2015

Describes the plight of women in the United States who work at such nontraditional jobs as temps, farmworkers, immigrant help, and small business employees and are denied minimum wages, maternity leave, adequate health care, and protection against discrimination.

Unfinished business : women men work family / Anne-Marie Slaughter. 305.420973 SLA 2015

A book on work-life balance and gender equality offers readers a path forward to the future of the American workplace and lifestyle.

We should all be feminists / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 305.42 ADI 2014

Offers an updated definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

When women win : EMILY’s list and the rise of women in American politics / Ellen R. Malcolm, with Craig Unger. ON ORDER

The influential founder of EMILY's List documents the rise of women in elected office throughout the past quarter century, drawing on exclusive interviews with such individuals as Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Tammy Baldwin.