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  • Information about about feminism, women's studies, and this website.
  • Links to Women's Studies programs at colleges and universities.
    • The University of Toronto's graduate collaborative program in Women's Studies. Includes academic information as well as a topical list of resources for women.
    • The Women's Studies Program at Iowa State University offers an undergraduate major and minor in Women's Studies, and also offers a graduate minor.
    • Mission statement for UC's Center for Gender Studies, containing links for their projects in feminist studies, lesbian and gay studies, and late liberalism, as well as an events calendar, newsletter, and list of resources.
    • Contains a detailed topical list of web resources in the areas of history, literature, media, minority studies, reproduction and health, business, film and music, sports, and academic programs.
    • The Office of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian. Assists UW students, faculty, librarians, and administrators with research assistance, professional presentations, and consultation. Includes valuable links to women's studies publications.
  • Explores feminist activism and the way organizations are using feminism in the real world.
    • Background and contact information for Concerned Women for America, the largest Christian Right organization targeted at women.
    • Links to activist foundations and organizations focused on empowering women and furthering women's rights.
      • Home page of the Feminist Majority, a foundation committed to empowering women and winning equality through research, communication, and action. The site contains information on important issues affecting women and how to take action to defend women's rights. Also contains a searchable Feminist Events Calendar.
      • Home page of the Global Fund for women, a non-profit organization that has been making grants to encourage, support, and strengthen women's rights around the world since 1987. Grantee organizations work on issues such as women's health and reproductive rights, economic independence, education, and political participation.
      • Home page for the National Organization for Women, an organization devoted to furthering women's rights through education and litigation.
      • Radical Women views women's leadership as decisive to world revolution and trains women to take their place in the forefront of the struggle.
    • Includes facts and statistics, links to feminist resources on the web, and contact information for over 90 women's organizations.
      • Index of links to feminist rousources and issues, including reproductive rights, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, women of color, politics, economic issues, global issues, and health.
      • Text of the Health Care Respose to Domestic Violence Fact Sheet, produced in 1994 by the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Trauma Foundation, San Francisco, California.
      • Contact information for women's organizations in areas including health, civil rights, politics, education, and employment. Please email feminism@eserver.org with any updates, revisions, or additions.
      • Contact information for women's professional organizations. Please email feminism@eserver.org with any updates, revisions, or additions.
  • Explores the issues surrounding gender and sexuality, especially where feminism is concerned.
  • Provides information on various women's health topics.
    • Writings on women's health issues.
      • Chapter three of the 1992 Barnard/Columbia Women's Handbook. Discusses the disjunction between women's "real" and "ideal" body images and the relationship between body image and the economy.
      • Reprinted from Rachel's Environment & Health Weekly, #418 (December 1, 1994), published by the Environmental Research Foundation. Article discusses the definition and causes of breast cancer along with steps to prevent/delay breast cancer growth.
      • Bibliography of resources on Women and AIDS (from 1986-1991) compiled in July 1991 for the Congressional Research Service. Contains resources in three categories: research and epidemiology; social, political, legal, and ethical issues; and education and prevention.
    • Links to women's health statistics and information.
      • Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, EDReferral provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Those who would like eating disorder information or need a referral can contact The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center by telephone, "snail" mail or by e-mail. Phone: 858-792-7463, Fax: 858-481-5143, Address: 2923 Sandy Pointe Suite 6 Del Mar, CA 92014-2052.
      • Harvard' University's site that aims to encourage the proliferation of critical, democratic discussions about reproductive health, rights, and gender on the net. (Available also in Spanish.)
      • Link to the CDC's "Health Topics A to Z" page which contains links to information and statistics on a near-comprehensive list of disease and healt topics.
      • Home page of the UN Statistics Division, including links to UN economic, demographic, and social science statistics.
  • Documents and websites that chronicle important benchmarks in the history of Women's Studies.
  • Select websites relevant to feminism and Women's Studies.
    • Links to electronic and e-mail forums that provide information and discussion of feminism and women's issues.
      • A Google web interface to the popular USENET newsgroup that tackles feminist issues.
      • List of electronic forums of interest to women, subcategorized into general and specialized interest groups. Also contains a brief description of each group's primary focus. Please send additions, updates, and revisions to feminism@eserver.org.
      • A Google web interface to the popular USENET newsgroup that tackles women's issues.
    • Sites covering an array of women's issues and include information on cultural topics, theory, and research.
      • A great place to start your research on any feminist topic, including reproductive rights, suffrage, rape, abuse, sexual harassment, education, and parenting.
      • A US-based organization committed to supporting and promoting feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels.
      • A more pop-culture look at women's issues, includes channels on careers, cars, fashion & beauty, health, sex & romance, travel, and weddings.
    • Links to several topic-specific sites.
      • The "Women" section of this site includes information on women in a Qur'anic society, the husband-wife relationship, and the wearing of the veil.
      • "Women Make Movies" is a non-profit feminist media organization and the nation's largest distributor of films and videotapes by and about women. A catalogue of almost 500 films and videotapes is available through their website as well as links and resources for those interested in independent media.
      • This site contains writings by and about women of color that focus on feminism, sexuality, reproductive health, and rights.
  • Covers a variety of academic topics concerned with feminism and women's studies.
  • A collection of links that deal with issues surrounding working women.
    • Documents about policies that have historically reflected discrimination in the workplace.
      • Leaflet 55 of the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor, August 1992. Discusses various U.S. anti-discrimination policies, provides case-study examples, and offers suggestions for what to do when an employer impinges on one's rights.
      • Features article from Arena Magazine, Number 4, April/May 1993. Sofia discusses "the subsumption of feminism," which she defines as efforts to contain and minimize the damage feminism might wreak on male-centered norms, and particularly directs her argument toward the academy.
      • Report from the Congressional Information Service (1993) that discusses the degree of sexual harassment in the workplace and the resulting directives to employers imposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
      • Pollitt discusses and refutes the claim that women -- particularly single mothers -- cause poverty.
      • Toussaint discusses the history of women's economic oppression, including the recent phenomenon of "the glass ceiling."
      • Facts and statistics on women in the workforce in the early 1990s. Compiled by the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor, June 1993.
    • Documents about women's experiences in the workplace.
      • November 1990 report by the Association for Computing Machinery on the status of women in computing science. Originally published in Communications of the ACM, Volume 33, Number 11, pp 47-58 (November 1990).
      • Statistics on the involvement of women in various governmental offices, including senator, state representative, governor, attorney general, and others. Originally published by the National Women's Political Caucus, March 1993.
      • Factsheet produced by the Women's Research and Education Institute that disucsses roles for women in the military, how women in the military are viewed by the public, and the role of minority women in the military. Also includes timelines for women's involvement in each branch of the military.
      • Originally published by the Association for Computing Machinery, 1992. The author discusses the discrepancy between the number of women earning computer science degrees and those in the computer-related workforce. This essay answers the questions: What happens between undergraduate classes and final career choice? Why are women so underrepresented among computing and engineering faculty? And why should we in user services be concerned?
      • Basow argues that student ratings of professors (as evidenced in student evaluation forms) may be biased against women in subtle but significant ways and that female professors are often judged on a double standard.
      • This site, maintained by Ellen Spertus at Mills College, contains information on the history of women in computing as well as links to other on-line resources for women interested in computer science.
      • Statistics on women in the U.S. military from fiscal year 1992. Compiled by the Defense Manpower Data Center of the Department of Defense

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