Vol. 20, No. 4; Pg. 16-21; ISSN: 0742-7441
WHOOSH is the only XENA website annotated on this list of women-studies related websites. This is such a great list of women-studies websites that I have included it in its entirety.
The AFRICAN GENDER INSTITUTE at University of Capetown has a vision of Africa as "a continent liberated from the legacies of colonial and patriarchal domination." The Institute offers programs (including Gender and Women's Studies degrees as well as workshops), projects, a newsletter (all issues available online), and a mailing list of interconnected researchers, in moving toward realization of its vision. Website address is:http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi/ ALTERNATIVE FAMILY MAGAZINE, the "international parenting magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered parents and their children," is alive and well (after a brief hiatus, according to a press release). The magazine's website includes complete text of selected articles, chat sessions, related links, and a resource directory. Web address: http://www.altfammag.com/ The ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE (AWIS) Web page carries information about the organization, its chapters, activities and programs, career development, publications, and the latest news on "issues affecting women in science and technology." The address: http://www.serve.com/awis/index.html BODY STUDIES IN FEMINIST THEORY website is essentially a lengthy bibliography on the subject, with links to brief biographies and bibliographies of the work of theorists Susan Bordo and Elizabeth Grosz. Web address is: http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/bod.html The BROWN UNIVERSITY WOMEN WRITERS PROJECT textbase of pre-Victorian women's writing in English has its official online "publication" scheduled for August 1, at which time it will be available via license. More than two hundred texts from 1450-1830 are in the initial database, with fifty to one hundred rifles to be added during the coming year. Check the website for the beta-test version of the database and/or licensing information: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/ CATH'S LINKS TO EATING DISORDERS ON THE INTERNET includes general information, links to Internet discussion groups and chats, books and video suggestions for both personal and professional interests, plus online articles about facets of the disorder ranging from boys/men's eating disorders to the connection with sports participation to prevention ideas. Site address is: http: //www.nvg.org/cath/ed/ CHANGEMAKERS.NET JOURNAL carried two articles in its February 1999 issue on women entrepreneurs in South America: Dora Andrade, who "uses classical dance training to foster healthy personal development" in poor youngsters, and Rosa Maria Ruiz, the "driving force" behind a national park that "encompasses the most biodiverse protected region in the world." The Web address: http://www.changemakers.net/journal/99february/index.cfm COMMUNICATION STUDIES: GENDER & RACE IN MEDIA website from University of Iowa includes [inks to a host of websites and documents organized by topics from Advertising to Asian American to Cyberspace to LesBiGay to Television & Film. Web address: http://www.uiowa.edu/commstud/resources/GenderMedia/ Several links on CYBERFEMINISM are available on this website, including excerpts from "The Cyborg Manifesto" by Donna Haraway, an article by Rosi Braidotti, "Identity and the Cyborg Body" by Elizabeth Reid, and more. Address is: http://www.n5m.org/n5m3/pages/cyberfeminism/links.htm CYBERGRRLZ, "The e-zine for girls with brains and a sense of humor," has quite an array of features, from Aunt Crabby's advice to DoReMi concert etiquette to an ongoing comic, movie reviews, Pam's Puzzles, a mailing list, and more. Web address:http://www.cybergrrlz.com/ The EQUITY RESOURCE CENTER now has a website complete with an online version of its Vocational Equity newsletter. There are also a number of equity-related articles from other sources, a sample catalog of the Center's materials, curriculum resources, and more. Address on the Web: http://www.cew.wisc.edu/equity/ The EUROPEAN WOMEN'S LOBBY, founded in 1990 and comprised of more than "2,700 member associations in the 15 Member States," carries on its website basic information about European elections, position papers, and links to a variety of related websites. Take a look at the Talent Bank, a database of the "names and qualifications of women experts from all over Europe whose competence corresponds to the work fields of European Union." Website address: http: //www.womenlobby.org/en/index.html EUROPRO-FEM: EUROPEAN PROFEMINIST MEN'S NETWORK is a fairly new website offering links to a number of profeminist men's sites, a bibliography of related works, online articles (accessible by language or alphabetically by author), and news (though at this viewing, somewhat dated). Web address: http:// www.menprofeminist.org/ FEMINIST FOREMOTHERS 1400 TO 1800 is the 1999 Women's History Month offering of Sunshine for Women website. For each of the 31 days of the month of March, the site offered a short biography of a different woman from the pre-1800 period, complete with excerpts of her "overtly feminist" writings. Website address: http://www.pinn.net/sunshine/march99/whm99.html The website for FEMINIST RESISTANCE TO WAR AND VIOLENCE IN SERBIA offers lengthy excerpts from the Garland Press book (forthcoming) by Lepa Mladjenovic and Donna M. Hughes, which explores the background of the ongoing bloodshed m the Balkans and feminist attempts at resistance. Web address is: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/warvio1.htm FRANK HENDERSON'S PAGE ON LITURGY AND MEDIEVAL WOMEN offers listings of his scholarly writings, including the topics of baptism, the Catholic Lectionary, marriage, and more. Web address: http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/fhenders/ GENDER, ETHNICITY AND CLASS, a website compiled by Daniel Chandler of the University of Wales, offers a goodly number of articles and links on the topic, including connections to his Gender and Advertising, Gender and Television, and Film and Gender pages. Web address: http: //www.aber.ac.uk/dgc/gender03.html GENDER ISSUES IN FILM website from the Media Studies Working Group at Ryerson Polytechnic University of Toronto offers a wealth of citations to work on the topic. Web address: http://www.ryerson.ca/mgroup/filmsex.html GENDER STUDIES IN AGRICULTURE is a searchable online bibliographic database of descriptions of some 6000 articles on women in rural and agricultural societies. Materials described are from 240 agricultural and social science journals and books. Web address is: http://www.bib.wau.nl/gsia/ GRRLSPACE NETWORK is a gathering place for a number of "sites created by and for women and grrls." Includes a Neofeminism bulletin board, NrrdGrrl discussion forum, a CyberGrrlz Mini-Mall, several "features," and a collection of e-zines for grrlz. Address: http://www.grrlspace.com/home.shtml photo omitted INSIDER VIEWS ON WORKPLACE ISSUES website by Sarah Banda Purvis "provides firsthand insights about issues affecting women who work in traditionally male-dominated business settings." Excerpts from Purvis' book The Illusion of Inclusion, Myths & Misconceptions Every Working Woman Needs to Know as well as a number of links to related websites are included. Address: http://www.insiderviews.com/ LEATHER SPINSTERS ON THE WEB offers a newsletter, chat room, health tips, a directory, a pen pals section, and more for the leather spinster ("a happily unmarried woman who sees her life as fulfilling and complete without a mate"). Website address is: http://leatherspinsters.com/ezine.html The LESBIAN MOTHERS SUPPORT SOCIETY of Calgary, Alberta, Canada offers a myriad of links to helpful websites or information on adoption, alternative fertilization, children's resources, coming out, legal issues, lesbian health, relevant organizations, parenting articles, pregnancy, and general lesbian-related links. Their address: http://www.lesbian.org/lesbian-moms/ The MEDIA AWARENESS NETWORK page on "Gender Portrayal" includes Teaching Lessons and Units, ideas for Classroom Activities (a survey of young women's magazine content, particularly Seventeen), and Supporting Resources (mostly articles and web links). The address: http://www.media-awareness.ca/eng/med/class/teamedia/genders.htm MOONDANCE, an online 'zine subtitled "Celebrating Creative Women," offers in its Spring 1999 issue a variety of columns, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, opinions, "inspirations," and more. Web address: http://www.moondance.org/ MOTHERS ARE WOMEN is an organization of "Women Who Believe in the Value of Motherwork" but who believe their "decision to remain at home with their children for some period is an affirmation of feminism." The website includes a regular publication, (Homebase Magazine), an email discussion group, a position paper on caregiving, related links, and more. Address: http://www.cyberus.ca/maw/indxcont.htm The revived and revised women-owned MS. MAGAZINE has a website with some if its current content online (the lead topic was adultery when we checked, and several articles on the subject were available). Columns include Healthnotes, Just the Facts, and Worknotes, and a bulletin board discussion group is available for exchange of opinion. Web address: http://www.msmagazine.com/ The NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN WOMEN is open on the Internet, celebrating women under the categories of Achievement, Courage, and Humanitarian Service. The numbers are limited at this point, but nominations are sought. Try to read past the frustrating red-on-blue lettering. Address: http://pages.whowhere.com/community/nmaw/welcome.html NET YIN, part of the Third Millennium Classroom website, is subtitled "Women on the Wheel of vLife" [sic]. According to the website, this bi-monthly reports on "projects, resources, and information which champion gender equity and promote the active role women are playing in the electronic revolution." The address: http://www.millennaire.com/tmcny.html NOEMA: THE COLLABORATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY, a database first placed on the Internet in 1995, now includes more than "16,000 records representing the work of over 5,000 women." It is available in both frame and non-frame versions, complete with author index and search engine. For frames, go to: http://billyboy.ius.indiana.edu/ WomeninPhilosophy/WomeninPhilo.html or for the nonframes version: http://www.cs.ius.indiana.edu/LZ/webwip/webdocs/wipv3/main.html NURSE ADVOCATE website focuses on nurses and workplace violence, offering an email list, government documents, nursing organization reports, and links to articles and websites on the topic. Web address: http://www.nurseadvocate.org/ OSKA: THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S INFORMATION CENTER IN POLAND includes on its extensive website an English-language section that carries: basic information about the Center, summaries of the Center's Bulletin, news articles on women in Poland, a perspective piece on women in Central and Eastern Europe following collapse of the Soviet Union, and interesting tidbit quotes from the media. The address is: http://www.oska.org.pl/ OUT OF THE CAVE: EXPLORING GRAY'S ANATOMY is the title of Kathleen Trigiani's examination of the masculine/feminine Mars/Venus dichotomy in a series of five essays (two online, three yet to come). Web address: http://web2.airmail.net/ktrig246/outofcave/ PLANET AMAZON, describing itself as "your guide to a world of women," is apparently a search system [inking to a number of women-related sites by topic. The content is a bit weak, however: "feminism" comes up with only 4 hits, women of color also 4, while women-owned businesses turns up 90 sites. Web address: http://www.planetamazon.com/ The QUEST FOR EQUALITY is World Book's salute to Women's History Month, including articles from its encyclopedia about the early women's movement (plus biographies of some "women trailblazers" and some women's history websites). Address: http://www.worldbook.com/fun/whm/home.html RESOURCE CENTRAL'S WOMEN'S PAGE offers an interesting and eclectic collection of women-related links, from the Women in Philosophy main page to Women's Auto Help to Joan Korenman's list of Women's Studies programs around the country to Bizymoms.com. Their address: http://www.resourcehelp.com/qserwomen.htm SCREENING GENDER: PROMOTING GOOD PRACTICE IN GENDER PORTRAYAL IN TELEVISION is the project of five European public broadcasting companies. The project's website offers an international study of gender portrayal and other background material, plus information on training videos geared to changing television stereotypes and increasing the diversity of gender roles. Web address: http://www.yle.fi/gender/ The SISTERHOOD IS GLOBAL INSTITUTE (SIGI), established in 1984, "works toward empowering women and developing leadership through human rights education." More than 1,300 individuals and organizations in 70 countries count themselves as members. The website includes action alerts, information on a human rights education manual, the organization's publications and newsletter, plus other resources. Web address: http://www.sigi.org/index.htm SOCIAL INDICATORS is the bland title of a range of statistical information compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs as the "minimum" suggested for "followup and monitoring implementation of recent major United Nations conferences" having to do with women. Topics include population, youth and elderly programs, water supply and sanitation, housing, child-bearing, education, literacy, and more. The Web address: http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/social/main.htm The SOCIETY OF CANADIAN WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SCWIST) offers on its website some organizational history, projects, news, and links to other websites of interest to women in science and technology. Web address: http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/scwist/index.htm SWIM WITH THE DRAGONS is a website celebrating west Australian women in science, with profiles of more than 150 actively working women scientists and encouragement for students to dive right in. Web address: http://www.swimwithdragons.com.au/index.html The UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN WOMEN'S STUDIES CONSORTIUM now has its own website, complete with a directory of women's studies administrators and campus women's centers, details of initiatives and activities (such as the collaborative women's studies major), Annual Conference news, the Newsletter, women's studies courses around the system, and related links. The Internet address: http://www.uwsa.edu/acadaff/womens/ The U.S. CENSUS BUREAU'S WOMEN'S STATISTICS NEWS RELEASES hold a wealth of fairly current information on women in the United States, on topics ranging from work to education level to single mothers, women living alone, percentage voting, and more. The lode is at: http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/women.html At the website VIOLET: LAW & ABUSED WOMEN, "you will find pertinent legal information that you may need if you are being abused by someone you love. This site has information on what options you have, where you can go for assistance and where you can go to be safe." The Legal Studies Program at the University of Alberta has put together an information-packed site on such topics as getting out, getting the police involved, protecting yourself, taking children with you, and going to court. Web address: http: //www.violetnet.org/ WEB BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN, subtitled "Fighting Censorship That Affects Women," covers a host of topics that have in the past or present been censored, to the detriment of women's lives. Among the topics: abortion, pregnancy, AIDS/HIV, menopause, breastfeeding, women in science. Website address: http://www.io.com/wwwomen/ WEBGRRLS INTERNATIONAL, with the motto "Empowering Women Through Technology," wants to be the "networking community for women in or interested in new media and technology" Originating in New York City, the organization now has chapters all over the U.S., in Canada, Europe, Asia, and "down under." Web address: http://www.webgrrls.com/ WHOOSH! is the official journal of the International Association of Xena Studies (as in Xena: Warrior Princess, the television show). The July- 1999 online issue covers such topics as "Spiritual Ancestors to Xena: Yentl and Binary Gender Issues," "Laura Palmer: Warrior Princess... Tramp...Homecoming Queen," and "Fans, Sycophants, Superfans, and Psychofans: What Kind of Fan Are You?" There are author and subject indexes and an archive of previous issues. Address: http://www.whoosh.org/whoosh.html A WOMAN GOT IT DONE Web page by Cindy O'Hora provides links to a number of interesting websites on women in history, with prompts such as "Who was the first black American woman to win the Nobel prize for Literature" (Toni Morrison), and "Margaret Sanger was one of the most influential leaders of the last 100 years. Why?" For this wealth of information, start at: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lakes/8613/Woman.html WOMEN ACTIVE IN BUDDHISM offers on its Web page a collection of links to activists, teachers, scholars, women's ordination, projects and groups, a bibliography, female Buddhas and bodhisattvas, periodical and AV resources, famous female buddhists, and more. The Web address: http://members.tripod.com/Lhamo/ WOMEN AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1830-1930 is a website put together for teachers of U.S. women's history, to "introduce students to a rich collection of primary documents" in women's history of the period. Based on some sixteen projects (and adding regularly) such as The Appeal of Moral Reform to Antebellum Northern Women, African-American Women and the Chicago World's Fair, 1893, and much more. Address: http: //womhist.binghamton.edu/index.html WOMEN @ WORK TO END VIOLENCE: VOICES IN CYBERSPACE includes excerpts from the Internet discussion group "end-violence" begun in October 1988 as a joint project of UNIFEM, the World Bank, and the Global Knowledge Partnership. Comments are grouped under such headings as Legal Strategies, Political Advocacy, Training and Education, Service Provision, Research and Documentation, and Changing Male Behavior. Web address: http://www.undp.org/unifem/w@work/index.htm WOMEN IN AMERICAN LITERATURE is a database created by students at Kutztown University, including authors from Louisa May Alcott to Judy Blume, Anne Sexton, and Sojourner Truth. Web address: http://www.kutztown.edu/faculty/reagan/lit.html WOMEN IN JOURNALISM, the oral history project of the Washington Press Club Foundation, offers many of its interviews/oral histories online, including such names as Betty Carter, Ellen Goodman, Helen Kirkpatrick Milbank, Catherine Shen, and Carole Simpson. Web address is: http://npc.press.org/wpforal/ohhome.htm WOMEN OF COLOR RESOURCE CENTER website includes information on the National Directory of Women of Color Organizations and Projects, an online issue of Sister to Sister/S2S (the Resource Center's newsletter), contact information, and more. Their Web address: http://www.coloredgirls.org/index.html WOMEN WELCOME WOMEN is an international organization of women who travel to each others' homes in hopes of "fostering international understanding by crosscultural friendship." See their website at: http://www.womenwelcomewomen.org.uk/ WOMEN'S BOOKS ONLINE is a "cooperative book review" intended to "encourage women to read women's books and to buy women's books at women's bookstores if they possibly can." Though not recently updated, the website includes quite a number of reviews. The address: http://home.cybergrrl.com/review/ WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS CANADA provides contact information for a number of Canadian women's groups, accessible via topics such as assault, child care, equity/status of women, health/medicine, human rights, military, science/technology, and women of African descent. Web address is: http://www.utoronto.ca:80/womens/organiz.htm The WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION website is full of information on a variety of sports, relevant topics and issues (including homophobia and sexual harassment), and provides biographies of at least one woman in a variety of sports. Though not quite up-to-date (nothing on the current U.S. women's soccer team, for example), there's plenty for sports fans to check out. Address: http://www.lifetimetv.com/WoSport/stage/INTERACT/ WOMEN'S STORIES: THE WEEK'S FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS WOMEN offers a daily biography of a range of women, from (at the week of this writing) Anne Morrow Lindbergh to Wilma Rudolph to Lillian Helman, plus links to the ubiquitous amazon.corn book connections. An archival page carries biographies for all of 1999. Address: http: //writetools.com/women/ WORLDWOMAN is the expansive title of an ambitious project begun by Scottish women, who in May piloted a newspaper on the Internet by and for women covering news from around the globe of particular interest to women. The founders hope that by March 2000 there will be sister editions in countries around the world, each with sections on working, health, news, and sports. The Web address: http://www.worldwoman.net/worldwoman/ WWW. NEOFEMINISM. COM is an interesting e-zine with wild abandon about the definition of "neofemmism" and a variety of sections, including: "loudmouth opinions," neofeminism defined, creative writing, spirituality, political, and a "no comment" type section on "babe" Web banners. The site address: http://www.neofemmism.com/ EMAIL LISTS (Below is only a small sampling of email discussion lists, some that have come to our attention over the few months. For a much more complete listing of new and existing lists centered on women's interests, try Joan Korenman's Web page at: http://www.umbc.edu/wmst/fofums.html) AMERICAN WOMEN'S INTERNET ASSOCIATION email list is intended for women of diverse backgrounds involved with the Internet. Possible threads may concern "everyday life situations, world and local issues, ...human resources, workplace issues as well as working at home, ...new technological avenues available in education," and more. To subscribe, go to the URL http:// www. onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/awia or for information, send email to: email@example.com EQ-UNI is a new moderated European discussion list concerning gender equality in higher education. To subscribe, send the message subscribe eq-uni to MAJORDOMO@HELSINIKI.FI The FRANCES WILLARD SOCIETY (in honor of Frances Willard, a suffragist and the first woman to write a nonfiction book about her sports experience) is a private email list intended for people (including some men) who write about women's sports. To join, send your name, email address, snail mail address, and phone number to Mariah Burton Nelson at Mariahbn@aol.com GENDER AND NATIONS/NATIONALISMS is a scholarly email list connected with the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies (ZIFG) at the Technical University of Berlin. Emphasis is on the early modern period to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with regional focus on Europe. To subscribe, send a brief message to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com PUBLISHING-FEMINISM is "an international email/ electronic discussion forum created to provide a network for those interested in all issues relevant to feminism and publishing," including censorship. To join the list, send a message to LISTPROC@LISTS.COLORADO.EDU saying within the body of the message: subscribe publishing-feminism yourfirstname yourlastname WEBCRONES mailing list is for "women of age, wisdom and power (Crones) who wish to collaborate in The Crone Project, a doctoral study exploring the Crone." For information, check the website at: http://www.geocities.com/ Wellesley/Garden/3371/mlist.html and to subscribe, send an email to LISTSERV@YORKU.CA saying in the body of the message subscribe webcrones yourfirstname yourlastname WSS-L is an email list for the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and is "open to anyone interested in women's studies librarianship." To subscribe, send a message to LISTPROC@ALA1.ALA.ORG, leaving the subject line blank and saying in the body of the message subscribe WSS-L yourfirstname yourlastname OTHER According to a recent Nielsen Media Research survey on Internet usage, there are some ninety-two million North Americans online, with women making up forty-six percent of the subscribers. While this sounds encouraging as to women's online presence, the survey also noted a "forty percent increase in the number of people buying online over the last nine months, with the number of women making online purchases increasing by eighty percent." Check it out for yourself at: http://www. nielsenmedia.com/ newsreleases/releases/1999/commercenet.html
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