Women-Related Email Lists for Cyberculture or Internet Information

Last revised: October 13, 2009

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Here are some women-related email lists that focus on Internet information and/or cyberculture. If the instructions say "send subscription message," the message to send is SUBSCRIBE [listname] Your Name (e.g., SUBSCRIBE GRANITE Jane Doe):


FACES-L is "an international mailing list that connects women activists, artists, critics, theoreticians, technicians, journalists, researchers, programmers, networkers, web designers, and educators: women who share an interest in the media and communication arts." It is not a chat list but rather a cyber-resource though which women can share their projects, exhibitions, critical opinions, and texts. For more information or to subscribe, see the FACES-L web page.

FEMINAMAIL, affiliated with the women-oriented Femina search engine, is a weekly list (each Monday) to let you know about "some of the coolest additions to the Femina database,...interesting sites from entertainment to health issues, feminist issues to family issues and more." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FEMINAMAIL to LISTSERV@LISTS.CGIM.COM.

FEMINANET is a list where you can ask other women online for help finding sites for your personal requests (from health questions to consumer information), academic research (statistics, biographies, current issues), and work-related needs (profiles of companies, networking, and technology issues). To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FEMINANET Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTS.CGIM.COM .

FemPTheoryQueer-aoir.org is a list for all academics, activists, technologists, and others interested in considering how feminist, postcolonial, and queer issues and methods can assist us in understanding the Internet, related cultures, and computer technologies. Some of the list's current concerns are the politics of Internet research; communicating with individuals in related fields; mentoring among women, people of color, and queers in the Internet research areas; developing bibliographies and syllabi; and academic hiring and promotion practices. The list is hosted by the Association of Internet Researchers. For more information or to subscribe, see the FemPTheoryQueer web page.

GENDERANDICT is a moderated international list for everyone interested in international gender and ICT developments, including policy-makers, academics, women's organizations, and designers of software or courses. The list can be used to disseminate announcements of workshops, conferences, new websites, job openings, and the latest research results. For more information or to subscribe, see the GENDERANDICT web page at http://mailman.let.uu.nl/mailman/listinfo/genderandict .

GRRLTALK is a LinuxChix list for women who are interested in the GNU/Linux operating system, the Open Source Software movement, and/or the efforts of the Free Software Foundation. However, topics on GRRLTALK are quite diverse; you needn't know a lot about Linux to participate, and if you wish to talk about your cat or your favorite sci-fi/fantasy author, or share a poem with other grrltalk members, that's fine. For more information or to subscribe, go to the GRRLTALK web page at http://www.linuxchix.org/mailman/listinfo/grrltalk . For more technically oriented discussion, see the LinuxChix TECHTALK list.

ICTFORRURALWOMEN is an information and announcement list that circulates information about resources, events, and organizations working on issues related to how women can use ICTs [information and communication technologies] to support their grassroots productive enterprises. For more information or to subscribe to the list, go to the ICTForRuralWomen web page

KNOWHOWCONF has been set up to enable people to follow the KnowHow Conference. The Know How Conference on the World of Women's Information is an international congress that is held every four years. It is also a global process that facilitates an exchange of expertise and experiences among information specialists whose work focuses on the position of women. The KNOWHOWCONF listserv has been set up to provide information about Conference developments and to help people stay in touch with women’s information specialists worldwide. To subscribe, send an email message to LISTSERV@NIC.SURFNET.NL with a subject header that says SUBSCRIBE KNOWHOWCONF [your-first-name-your-last-name]. Do not put anything in the body of the message.

UNDERCURRENTS is an online forum for discussion about "how cyberfeminism, new technologies, postcoloniality, and globalization are interrelated." Though the list's discussion takes place in English, "we offer to translate short posts that are sent in Spanish, French, German, and Russian." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE UNDERCURRENTS Your Email Address to majordomo@bbs.thing.net.

WEBWOMEN-CHAT is a non-technical list for women on the web, "to keep the chatter away from the focused, technical lists" (presumably WEBWOMEN-HTML and WEBWOMEN-TECH, below). To subscribe, send a message with just the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject: header to WEBWOMEN-CHAT-REQUEST@NIESTU.COM .

WEBWOMEN-GRAPHICS covers anything pertaining to the creation and/or manipulation of computer graphics, from design to rendering to photo-manipulation to optimizing graphics for web work. To subscribe, send the one-word message SUBSCRIBE in the Subject: header to WEBWOMEN-GRAPHICS-REQUEST@NIESTU.COM .

WEBWOMEN-HTML is a list for women web content developers. To subscribe, send a message with just the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject: header to WEBWOMEN-HTML-REQUEST@NIESTU.COM .

WEBWOMEN-TECH is a list for women involved in the technical side of managing web sites. To subscribe, send a message with just the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject: header to WEBWOMEN-TECH-REQUEST@NIESTU.COM .

WiseWomen is a high-volume list (20-50 messages per day) established to support women on the web by providing a supportive atmostphere to deal with issues of web development and consulting. Among the topics covered are HTML coding questions, JavaScript, CSS, Flash, server-side issues, etc.; web graphics and web design; hardware and software tools; starting a consulting business; being a female computer consultant/web developer, etc. For more information or to subscribe, see the Wise-Women web site.

Women in Technology is a listing of email lists focusing on women in technology, in the U.S. and elsewhere, run through the list organization Topica. I'm including it here because it's extensive and includes a number of local lists not covered by Gender-Related Electronic Forums.

WOMEN OF KALI is a moderated list for discussions of feminist politics, especially concerning misogyny in the media and on the net. It also provides updates of the Women of Kali web site. You can subscribe by using a form on the site.

WW-TALK is a list where women web designers discuss matters off-topic for the WiseWomen list. Topics have ranged from DSL vs. cable modems to the merits of estrogen therapy. For more information or to subscribe, see the Wise-Women web site.


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Copyright 2009 by Joan Korenman.

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