Women's Issues

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4000 Years of Women in Science a history of women in science
-1 Absolutely Best W.S. Online Archive: Inform (U. of Maryland, College Park)
"The University of Maryland women's studies database, begun in September 1992, serves those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues." This is quite possibly the world's most extensive collection of online material about women. Highly recommended.
Achieving Gender Equity in Science Classrooms: A Guide for Faculty "Attrition of women from science is well documented. (NSF, April, 1989. Siebert, 1992. NRC, 1991.) Although both men and women leave the "pipeline" along the way, studies have repeatedly shown that a higher percentage of women leave, especially during the undergraduate years."
Advancing Women in Leadership "Advancing Women in Leadership represents the first on-line professional, refereed journal for women in leadership. The journal publishes manuscripts that report, synthesize, review, or
analyze scholarly inquiry that focuses on women's issues. The Editors invite authors from all professional fields to submit manuscripts regarding women's professional issues for review for publication in the journal. If a scholar from the field in which an individual submits is not represented among the Editorial Review Board, additional professional reviewers will be secured and noted in the respective journal."
Amazon City "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."
The Amazon Connection
Links to a wide variety of sites dealing with amazons from the real world as well as from mythology, art, literature, and fantasy.
AnarchaFeminism "I start with the basics asking the question are women liberated?, after all its nearly the year 2,000, what is the status of women today? There is no denying things have got better, but still freedom is a bit of a way off. Why is this? Despite the fact that the struggle for women's liberation has been going on for hundreds of years, why are we still not equal. Why some women are more equal then others? To me much of the blame has to be laid at the door of the way society is organised in pursuit of profit. to find out more, have a look at an anarchist theory of women's oppression."
And Adam Knew Eve: A Dictionary of Sex in the Bible (Online edition of book by Ronald L. Ecker that offers both Biblical and scholarly citations to sexuality in the Bible. Includes alphabetical listings, index, bibliography, and links.)
Birth Control Page "The goal of this page is to provide extensive links to as much information as possible for individuals of all ages to make informed decisions about sexual activity and potential childbearing. Each person's needs are different and an informed public is a healthier public. Unfortunately, birth control choice and usage, like all human risk taking behavior, is not perfect. If you're not yet sexually active, think long and hard before you take the plunge. If you are sexually active and don't want to be pregnant; use birth control and play it safer so you'll remain unpregnant, and disease-free."
Canadian Women in History "As a child I found even historical fiction rarely featured females. As an adult I began to do some research on my own and discovered it was difficult to find information about women's lives. However, the stories that I gradually began to uncover were fascinating. "How could I have studied Canadian history for so many years and not have heard these women's stories?" I wondered."
Childbirth.org "Welcome to Childbirth.org. Pregnancy is a very special time in a person's life. Educating yourselves to be good consumers, knowing your options, and how to provide yourselves with the best possible care are essential to a healthy pregnancy. Enjoy the many links of educational, informational, and personal nature."
Civil War Women: On-Line Archival Collections
(Duke U. site devoted to two women's participation in/response to the U.S. Civil War; includes scanned images, transcripts of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related links.)
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
American Physical Society project documenting women who have made original and important contributions to physics in the 20th century. Includes accounts of the work, citations to important publications, biographical information, and some photographs. Searchable.
Cybergrrl research, feminism
DIANA: International Human Rights Database "A new addition to Women's Human Rights Resources. This site contains information pertinent to the rights of all people to reproductive and sexual health services."
Dorothy Parker many of Dorothy Parker's poems are here 
Diotima  women, research
Disgruntled Housewives of the World Unite This site is a interesting guide to modern living and intersex relationships but it is reactionary.
Distinguished Women This site is devoted to the many women who've made important contributions to history.
Eating Disorders
Colleen Thompson's web site defines and explains eating disorders, identifies groups that may be particularly susceptible, and offers resources for dealing with the disorders, including recommended books, organizations, treatment centers, related links, and more.
Female Genital Mutilation This site is not for the weak hearted but speaks about a topic of great concern: the genital mutilation of women in many counties.
The Gender Gap A "work in progress," Gender Gap currently provides useful statistics and other information about the gender gap in government and the state of women in the 50 U.S. states. Sections on violence against women, women's history, and women's health are under construction.
Gender Harassment on the Internet "Gender harassment has received a lot of press in the past few years, particularly since Anita Hill's now famous accusations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Women seem to be becoming increasingly subject to offensive, sometimes threatening behavior in the workplace, on campuses, and now, on the internet (net). In fact, it appears that the overwhelming majority of people reporting online harassment (to universities, servers, etc.) are women."
Heartless Bitches International - "Deal With It!"  These women with minds and attitudes have some interesting stances but the lack of seriousness comes through.
History of the Suffrage Movement A chronology of events leading to women's right to vote and a bibliography of suffrage movement.
HUES Online "HUES, which stands for Hear Us Emerging Sisters, is the first and only national, multicultural magazine for young women. It's hip. Smart. Funny. Real. Has plenty of attitude. And it delivers fearless flavor six times a year."
(ICRW) The International Center for Research on Women has a lot of research information available.
Institute for Women's Policy Research "The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization incorporated in the District of Columbia, established in 1987 to rectify the limited availability of policy relevant research on women's lives and to inform and stimulate debate on issues of critical importance for women. The Institute also works in affiliation with the graduate programs in public policy and women's studies at The George Washington University."
Journal of South Asia Women Studies It is meant to disseminate works which address theoretical and practical issues that are of interest to both scholars of South Asia and to women in and from South Asia. Subjects: law, civil rights, gender issues, religion, philosophy, politics, feminism and ecofeminism, classical and modern literature, poetry, dance, music, drama, language, translations, history, folklore, customs, medicine, architecture, discoveries and cultural or social products by women, etc. Editor: Enrica Garzilli.
Midwifery, Pregnancy. Birth, Childbirth, Breastfeeding
lots of links and information
Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health Women and girls both will find helpful hints and support at this site.
NOW - Home Page The National Organization for Women is the major voice for women in the US.
On the Issues "You're invited to join with some of the most fascinating  writers, activists, and thinkers
of the day in a passionate discussion of the issues that shape our lives."
Power Surge A virtual community for women in the menopause years. Are your hormones driving you to distraction?
Prostitution Issues: PENet The Prostitutes Education Network wants to educate the public about prostitution.
Sexual Harassment Training "My goal is to provide a selection of documents and resources that allows you to explore the concepts associated with sexual harassment from a variety of perspectives. I hope that you will learn more than the legal definition of sexual harassment and will become a more sensitive and effective communicator at work and in your personal life."
Welcome to Girls Incorporated  This site is helping girls to become strong, smart, and bold.
Women Halting Online Abuse (WHOA) Online abuse is a serious threat for some women. The mission of W.H.O.A. is to educate the Internet community about online harassment, empower victims of harassment, and formulate voluntary policies that systems can adopt in order to create harassment-free environments. W.H.O.A. fully supports the right to free speech both online and off, but asserts that free speech is not protected when it involves threats to the emotional or physical safety of anyone.
Women in America "There was much agreement among the foreigners about what they saw; for instance, others besides Tocqueville and Beaumont commented on the fate of mulatto women in New Orleans, and the generally lower quality of the arts and music in the U.S. But there was also quite a bit that Tocqueville and Beaumont didn't see: for example, they commented only briefly on the Shakers and on the emotional involvement of women in revivals and camp meetings; they missed the mill workers in Lowell, Massachusetts; and they largely omitted the lives of plantation mistresses and female slaves."
Women in Classical Mythology Almost everything you always wanted to know about de goddesses, the immortals, the mortals and groups in the extremely patriarchal Ancient Greek society.
Women in the Islamic World A selected list of readings prepared by Mary Anne McGill for the library of the World Affairs Council (WAC).
Women to worship! Many famous women through history are highlighted in this website.
(WLO/WOC) Home Page Women Leaders Online/Women Organizing for Change - There name says it all.
Women Writers This is an impressive collection of the works of women writers.
Women and Performance Journal of feminist Theory
Women in America  a history
Women and Politics "Women & Politics is one of the select academic journals to emphasize women's place in the political spectrum. The combined emphasis on both women and politics sets this journal apart from other social science and political science journals."
Women in the Military "Did you know that there are almost two million women veterans? From the American Revolution to Operation Allied Force around Kosovo, women have served in some way in every conflict. Not that they were legal in the early days. History tells us that thirty three thousand women served in World War One and almost 500,000 took part in World War Two. During the Korean era 120,000 women were in uniform and seven thousand were deployed in theater during Viet Nam. During Desert Storm seven per cent of the total U.S. forces deployed were women - over forty thousand of them. So on these pages you will find the history and accomplishments of those women who have served this country - voluntarily - since it's beginning."
(WLO/WOC) Home Page Women Leaders Online/Women Organizing for Change
Women of Marvel Comics cartoon heroines
Women's Health The key to this sites popularity is its ability to, in common language, help women to make medical decisions.
Women's History This is a guide to library and internet resources at Middle Tennessee State University. It includes links to bibliographies, online exhibits and other women's historical sites.
Women's History Month women's history
Women's Liberation Research Network "The Women's Liberation Research Network is a group of students, teachers, activists, librarians, and archivists who have an interest in some aspect of the U.S. Women's Liberation Movement. The idea of a network came out of a panel at the 1996 Berkshires conference where it became clear that there was widespread interest in this era as a research topic, yet many of us did not know who was doing what."
Women's Resources  library. research
Women's Resources feminism, research
Women's Wire women, health
Women's Studies Resources This is part of the University of Maryland at College Park InforM system. It provides access to conference, employment, program & biographical information. Included is a comprehensive listing of syllabi at colleges & universities throughout the USA. It is possible to search the database and there are links to other Internet resources.
Women's Studies/Women's Issues WWW Sites A frequently updated, mostly annotated, selective listing of information rich sites. It has a main listing with more than 200 entries and also eight topical sub-sections.