In Other News: Women in the News

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一个厕所k at a current news item through the lens of different titles available on GVRL.

By Michelle Eickmeyer


This post is going to be a slightly different format than usual. Hopefully you’ll find the information just as useful.

Here are five titles that look at women from different perspectives:

Ethics, Science, Technology and Engineering, 2nd Edition. Macmillan Reference, 2014.

上周六,9月20日,艾玛·沃特森敢这个世界改变的话他们认为“女性主义”,并宣布新的运动#heforshe。沃森,联合国妇女署的亲善大使,感叹,不知怎的,女权主义已经成为负,某处表示选择的方式。他ORher. UsORthem. Ms. Watson invited men to the conversation, and battlefield, of gender equality. This new campaign focuses on actions and beliefs of gender equality, and the role of men in this struggle on both sides. That everyone have equal opportunity in career and life, in emotions and leadership – #heforshe is working to encourage a new dialogue. (Source)

With the recent push and promotion of women in the traditionally male-dominated STEM fields, information on the terms of equality in those fields is an important part of the conversation. With sections dedicated to feminist ethics, feminist perspective, equality and more, researchers have an up-to-date resource with this title.

Multicultural America, 1st Edition. Sage Publications, 2013

There are many rights which, as Americans, we take for granted. As an American woman, that list is even longer. And this fact was sadly and cruelly reminded to us this week with the death of Samira Salih al-Nuaimi. A human rights lawyer in Iraq, Samira was removed from her home, in front of her husband and small children, by a group of ISIS members. She was charged with “abandoning Islam” after posting messages critical of ISIS on Facebook, and summarily found guilty. Judge, jury and executioner… After being tortured for 5 days, Samira was publicly executed for speaking out for others . (Source)


Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture, 1st Edition. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2012

Imagine… you’ve spent 7 years training for the job of a lifetime. You’ve earned a 6-month spot on the International Space Station. And to top it off, you’re the first woman from your country EVER selected to go. How amazing! And one of the first questions asked of you at the prelaunch press conference? “So, what are you going… what are you expecting from that flight? Are you going to take make-up with you? … Can you tell me more about your, maybe, everyday life on the Station? How you see, for example, your hair. How are you planning to do your hair?” Stupid questions, aside, Yelena Serova and her colleagues docked at the International Space Station this morning. Off to a great start. (Source)

Raise your hand if you ever wanted to be an astronaut? Circumnavigating the globe. Shooting through the stars. Walking on distant planets. Testing…. stuff in zero gravity. Yeah! The U.S. and the former Soviet Union blasted into the race for space fifty years ago. Explore (huh? huh? See what I did there?!) this exciting, change-filled time with this Greenwood title.

From Suffrage to the Senate: 2013 Edition. Grey House Publishing, 2013.

Midweek, we saw a coalition of countries including the United States carry out a series of bombings and missile strikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria and Iraq. One of the countries, the Islamic nation of the United Arab Emirates, positioned Major Mariam al-Mansouri as an operational lead. The Major is the UAE’s first female fighter pilot in the country’s military history. Several reports indicate she spearheaded the mission for her nation. (Source)

The road to leadership by women around the world has been long and courageously fought. This is especially true in the military, and the U.S. military is no exception. From the recruitment and training of nurses in the civil war to the combat soldiers of today, women’s role in the service of our country is vital to success. Learn more in the Women in the Military section of this title.

Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Science, 2014

And last, but certainly not least, is Poppy Silverton, whose mere presence had the world celebrating for her family this week. Poppy is the first female Silverton in four generations! Toss out the hand-me-downs; it’s time to boost the British economy and pick up a few pink items. Well done, miss. And welcome to the planet. (Source)

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photoAbout the Author

Michelle is an “anytime!” traveler and language enthusiast. She has degrees in talking from Central Michigan and Michigan State University. She is currently becoming a runner and used to play golf in high school.


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