Book of the Week: “Women in Battle: 150 years of fighting for freedom, equality and sisterhood”, by Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl

The book for anyone who wants to learn as much as possible about the history of feminism in as short a time as possible. Presented as a graphic novel and spanning 150 years of recent history, Women in Battle celebrates the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Topics include the suffragette movement, female world leaders, abortion and contraception, gay marriage and #MeToo. It is the journey of our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers to where we are today. Slowly but surely we are making progress. We need only dare to be heard.

Publisher: London, Hot Key Books, 2018
Call number: 342.701 HEIBD 105

International Women’s Day: a Look Through our Collections

Today only, visit a micro-exhibition in Bubble 5 (at the bottom of the main Library ramp) about our documents on women and gender. Here’s a short description of their importance in our collection.

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Book of the Week: “Inferior: how science got women wrong and the new research that’s rewriting the story” by Angela Saini

What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew.

In Inferior, acclaimed science writer Angela Saini weaves together a fascinating—and sorely necessary—new science of women. As Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science’s failure to understand women, she finds that we’re still living with the legacy of an establishment that’s just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice.

Her book investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women’s brains, bodies, and role in human evolution.

Publisher: Boston: Beacon Press, [2017]
Call Number: 305.4 HEIA 119372

Film de la semaine : « 120 battements par minute » de Robin Campillo

120 battements

“De battre son cœur s’est arrêté”

Ils s’appellent Sean, Nathan, Thibaud, Sophie, Marco… Unis dans leur jeunesse et leur esprit de révolte. Solidaires et impliqués, ils militent pour faire reconnaître leurs droits, au cœur des années sida.

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