Tag: women

A Biography of the American Public Library

American public libraries have long been a gathering place for communities across the nation, but they haven't always been welcoming to women and people of color. The precursor to the public library, the “social library,” dates back to the 1700’s when it served...

The Rise of Women through the Birth of Languages

Jenna Lau reveals the secrets of Nushu, a language  emblematic of Chinese female empowerment and sisterhood. History is rife with accounts of gender inequality and discrimination, be it through politics, economics, or education. Nonetheless, in the face of scarce educational opportunities, women have risen to create their own opportunities when learning languages. Originating from a remote county in the southern region of...
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