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The Books Briefing: Gender Equality Is Valuable but Vague

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Your weekly guide to the best in books
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Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day promotes —a term that leaves room for many interpretations, some of them contradictory. For example, the historian Paula J. Giddings describes how America’s early feminist organizations excluded women of color, including the journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, who worked for suffrage and black civil rights. Today, attitudes

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