"Sigourney Weaver's gladiatorial dedication to exterminating an enormous, terrifying, bloodthirsty beast is rooted in something mythic."
"Gena Rowlands gives my favorite female performance, bar none, in this thriller. I could watch it five times a day, every day, till I'm dead."
I Am Love
"This is a movie about intimacy and risk, and the ways in which they do battle. To me, it gets to the heart of the female experience."
Terms of Endearment
"One of the most honest portrayals of a single mother–daughter relationship ever."
Photo Credits: AF Archive/ALAMY, Moviestore Collection LTD/ALAMY
Illustration: Courtesy of the International Museum of Women
Marvel at the only all-female major museum collection in the world at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, D.C.
Salute women in uniform from the Revolutionary War to now at the United States Army Women's Museum, in Fort Lee, Virginia.
At the International Women's Air & Space Museum, in Cleveland, learn about the 1,102 young female pilots who served between 1942 and 1944.
Can't get to any of these? Visit the International Museum of Women online. (imow.org)
Left: Laila Shawa's "Hands of Fatima" is on display starting March 8 as part of the "Muslima" exhibit at the International Museum of Women.
Photo: Women for Women International
Photo: Carolyn Snell
The Memoir: Astonished, by Beverly Donofrio
The brutally honest author of Riding in Cars with Boys reveals how a terrifying brush with a rapist sparked her spirituality and set her on a journey of recovery paved with prayer.
The History: The Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan
True stories of the adventurous women who worked on the top-secret Manhattan Project, producing uranium for the first atomic bomb used in combat, which helped the U.S. end World War II.
The Novel: The Accursed, by Joyce Carol Oates
In this turn-of-the-century thriller, Oates imagines a quiet town being overrun by a demonic presence capable of inhabiting the dreams of its residents.
Next: Meet the first graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls