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When Women Didn't Count

When Women Didn't Count

The Western Libraries Reading Series presents Robert Lopresti, author of "When Women Didn't Count, The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics." Government statistics affect our laws, our economy, and our understanding of society. Unfortunately, federal statistics have often misrepresented the lives of women. Erroneous government-generated "data" is more problematic than it would appear. Lopresti will demonstrate how women’s history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics.


Lopresti is a librarian at Western, working with government information, Huxley College, and Canadian-American Studies. His new book, "When Women Didn’t Count," is the result of four decades of work with government publications. Lopresti is also an award-winning author of several scholarly articles, two novels, and more than sixty mystery and fantasy stories. Questions about this event? Contact Peter.Smith@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3175


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Reading Room

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