Herstory - The Legal history of Chinese American Women Exhibition, 1977 Mi Chu won her employment with the Library of Congress under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972.

Mi Chu was the first Chinese-American woman to win a sex discrimination lawsuit under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.

Originally from Taiwan, she obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1977, she applied for a job as a librarian with the Library of Congress. She was denied even an interview. She sued and won a sex discrimination-in-employment case against the Library of Congress (Mi Chu Wiens, Plaintiff v. Daniel J. Boorstin, Defendant, Civil Action No. 78–1034, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia). Her lawyer sent her a note: "Think of it, Mi Chu Wiens has defeated the United States of America."

She worked in the Library of Congress for 35 years and retired in 2012.

居蜜(Chu Mi)畢業於台大,擁有哈佛大學的碩士及博士學位,精通中英法三國語言,任職副教枈,也有許多專業著作。

1977年,她向羞國國會圖書館亞洲部求職,連面試的機會都被拒絕,館方的理由是她缺乏3年專業職等的經驗。居蜜於是向聯邦法院提起性別歧視訴訟,法官發現被雇用的男士的專業程度與經驗比不上居蜜,違反1964年「民權法」以及1972年「就業機會平等法」,因此將此職位判給了居蜜。她的律師寫字條給她:想想看,居蜜竟然打贏了羞國政府。

居蜜後來在國會圖書館工作35年,於2012年退休。


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