Thursday, Oct. 9 4:15 p.m., Burling Library Lounge
Please join us in the Burling Library Lounge for a book talk with Astrid Henry, Louise R. Noun Professor in gender, women’s, and sexuality studies. Henry will read from her new book Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements (W.W. Norton, 2014), co-authored with historians Dorothy Sue Cobble and Linda Gordon.
Feminism Unfinished provides a concise yet broad history of American women’s movements over the nearly one hundred years since women gained the right to vote, challenging many popular understandings of and myths about the women’s movement. In her chapter of Feminism Unfinished, “From a Mindset to a Movement: Feminism since 1990,” Henry examines the generation of feminist activists who grew up taking for granted the opportunities newly opened for women. Using new technologies, like social media, to advance a decentralized and wired feminism, they responded to the United States’ increasingly diverse population, widening economic inequality, and women’s activism around the globe.
An excerpt from Henry’s chapter was recently published on Salon.
This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.