A number of resources for use during this month can be found on the Women’s History Month web site. These include the Rosa Parks Collection, Afro-Pop Worldwide, Tupperware!, and The Women of Four Wars. The Porter Henderson Library also has a number of resources available, including the streaming videos below, from Ambrose Digital and Films on Demand, and an entry from the database Issues & Controversies.
Ambrose Digital makes the series “History of Women’s Achievement in America” available to ASU users. The series examines the 400-year history of American women’s inspiring accomplishments and victories, and includes the following 8 episodes:
- The Making of a new world
- The Era of women’s firsts
- Women speak out
- America enters the world of nations
- Women begin to transform themselves
- America becomes a super power
- American women find their voice
- A New age of equality
In this presidential election year, both parties are courting the “women’s vote.” These two videos from Films on Demand provide information on how women won the right to vote.
View these two videos, also from Films on Demand, to see how women, and girls, prepare for leadership.
- TEDTalks : Leymah Gbowee - Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, and Greatness of Girls
- What’s Your Point, Honey? : Young Women Prepare for Leadership
“Women’s Rights” is also a continuing hot topic in the election year. The following resources can help you explore this topic further.
- “Is further work required to ensure women’s rights?” Go to the Issues & Controversies database and read this entry and related coverage on the topic.
- “Men are Finished : a Debate,” from Intelligence Squared, is available in Films on Demand, and in Issues & Controversies as part of the related coverage, above.
“In a modern, post-industrial economy that some believe is better suited to women than men, many are wondering if men have been permanently left behind. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and growing dominance in women’s status at home and in the workplace. Are men primed for a comeback, or have the old rules changed for good?”