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Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

Masculinity and the #MeToo Movement

A key theme which seemed to play a significant role in the backlash towards the #MeToo movement was the concept of masculinity, which I will be discussing today.

Seeing things

#Still Seeing Things May 2020: Frida Kahlo, Artemisia and more

We have taken Seeing Things online and despite the fact we’re staying at home we’re #StillSeeingThings and showcasing the work of women creatives from around the world.

Seeing things

#Still Seeing Things June 2020: Maud Sulter & Sheila Hicks

We have taken Seeing Things online and despite the fact we’re staying at home we’re #StillSeeingThings and showcasing the work of women creatives from around the world.

Seeing things

#Still Seeing Things April 2020: Linder, Tanoa Sasraku, Judy Chicago, Dorothea Lange

We have taken Seeing Things online and despite the fact we’re staying at home we’re #StillSeeingThings and showcasing the work of women creatives from around the world.

Our Summer Programme!

We’ve got a host of exciting events taking place online this Summer and we’d love for you to join us!

Shave It or Let It Grow? Collecting stories on women’s body hair

Why is body hair on women such a controversial subject? In this blog, Melody explores some of the issues with women’s body hair and invites you to share your own experiences for a future project.

The Backlash to the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement has challenged gender norms on a global scale and it is apparent that those who uphold patriarchal ideologies have retaliated.

Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.

Readers of Colour Recommends

Readers of Colour is a thriving community of women and non-binary folks of colour who meet once a month to discuss literature, film, podcasts and more by women and non-binary creatives of colour. In this blog, members of Readers of Colour are sharing books they’ve loved and would recommend. Enjoy!

Annie joins the Board

Our newest member of the Board of Directors, Annie Webster, shares her journey of learning and discovery from first time visitor to volunteer, and how that led to joining GWL’s Board.

Our July Book Picnic recommendations

Take a peek below at this month’s recommendations. I hope you find something that sparks your curiosity!