Library of Congress features new “Women Who Dare” Book Series:
The seven authors of the Library of Congress Women Who Dare series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, will discuss their books at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, in the Montpelier Room of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. A book signing will follow the presentation, which is part of the Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Library’s Publishing Office, which published the books in cooperation with Pomegranate Publications, is cosponsoring the event. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required
It might just be me, but I’m reading a whole secondary discourse into this ‘women who dare’ title. it implies to me that they shouldn’t dare, that they weren’t acting appropriately, and indeed that this was a part of their life that could have went drastically wrong. I think that is the wrong way to approach this. The title should simply ‘Women Changing the World’ or something else that does not imply a huge burden of normalization.