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 : “L’homme qui répare les femmes : la colère d’Hippocrate” de Thierry Michel et Colette Braeckman

Lauréat du prix Nobel de la paix 2018, le Docteur Denis Mukwege est l’homme qui répare des milliers de femmes violées durant 20 ans de conflits à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo.

Sa lutte incessante pour mettre fin à ces atrocités et dénoncer l’impunité dont jouissent les coupables, dérange. Fin 2012, le Docteur est l’objet d’une nouvelle tentative d’assassinat, à laquelle il échappe miraculeusement. Menacé de mort, ce médecin au destin exceptionnel vit dorénavant cloîtré dans son hôpital de Bukavu, sous la protection des Casques bleus des Nations unies. Mais il n’est plus seul à lutter. A ses côtés, ces femmes auxquelles il a rendu leur intégrité physique et leur dignité, devenues grâce à lui de véritables activistes de la paix, assoiffées de justice.

Publisher: Les films de la passerelle, 2015
Call Number: 7.0 HOM

Film of the Week: “The handmaid’s tale: season 1” by Bruce Miller

Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning, best-selling novel, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States.”

“Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values.” As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, belonging to the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter who was taken from her.”

Publisher: MGM Television Entertainment, 2018
Call Number: 7.0 HAN 1/1