Everett Cafe News: Woman Interrupted: A New Book Display, through AprilBook Display: Woman Interrupted: Women, the Workplace, and Inequality in Its Many Forms
“Do you get 'emotional' after being asked to take the notes during the meeting because you’re the only woman? Are you 'sensitive' about being paid less than your male coworkers? Are you tired of having to fight battles for equality and respect?
The #metoo and the #timesup movements have raised the issues of sexual assault, harassment, and inequality, while exposing what women often deal with in the workplace. Part of solving this inequality is having the conversations about childcare, health, and pay parity — things that will improve the workplace for everyone, not just for women.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 is Equal Pay Day, which marks the day that women must work to make as much money as men did the year before. Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 marks Black Women's Equal Pay Day, the day women of color must work to in order to make as much money as white men did the year before.
What books have opened your eyes and made you ask “Why can’t we have that?” “Why do we have to put up with that?” I read Jessica Valenti’s Full Frontal Feminism and realized how conditioned I am to be afraid of walking alone. My step-mom read Lean In and decided to write a book on the lack of female leaders in international academia. As women are not monolithic, neither are the books that shape us and shake us."
-- Curator's Statement
Woman Interrupted: Women, the Workplace, and Inequality in Its Many Forms is curated by Kaitlin Kehnemuyi, Innovation Fellow for Materials and Acquisitions at the Gottesman Libraries.
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