Copyright 2013 by Joan Korenman
Here is Part 1 of Gender-Related Electronic Forums, an annotated, frequently-updated, alphabetical listing of publicly-accessible electronic forums (also known as "e-mail lists") related to women or to gender issues. (If you're new to e-mail lists and would like some basic information about what they are and how you can join one, check out this page.)
If you're looking for women-focused lists on a specific topic, you may prefer to use the following topical listings rather than scroll through the 4-part comprehensive listing (many lists, however, can be found only in the comprehensive listing):
ADDED NOTE: You are welcome to link to this document as long as you identify its title and author; the URL is http://www.umbc.edu/wmst/forums.html . You are also welcome to tell other people about the document. However, PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE THE LISTINGS because the information goes out of date so quickly. If you know of additions/changes, please notify Joan Korenman. Thank you.
See Introduction for additions and changes made in the past two months.
AccessingArtemis is a Yahoo Groups forum for women whose childbirth experiences have been unpleasant or traumatic. Some members have suffered from postpartum depression; some have felt devastated by the experience of childbirth; some are choosing home birth for future pregnancies as the result of an unsatisfactory hospital birth. For more information or to subscribe, see the AccessingArtemis Yahoo Groups page.
ACTGLOBAL is a list about domestic violence, sponsored by the Women's Rights Network. The discussion will be focused on brainstorming about difficult issues, effective strategies, information sharing, and planning for joint global actions. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ACTGLOBAL Your Name to LISTSERV@TIL.ORG .
ACTION-ALERT is a moderated list "designed to provide the LGBTF community a resource by which we can resond to attacks on our community that are occurring anywhere." For more information, send the message INFO ACTION-ALERT to MAJORDOMO@VECTOR.CASTI.COM . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ACTION-ALERT to the same address.
ADDmirableWomen is a high-volume list where women with ADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorder) can "give and receive advice, support, and encouragement along every step of their ADDmirable Journey." More information is available at the ADDmirableWomen web page, where you can also subscribe. You can also subscribe by sending a blank email message to ADDmirableWomenemail@example.com .
ADDWOMEN is a list for women with attention deficit disorder, either with or without hyperactivity. For more information or to join, go to the ADDWOMEN Yahoo Groups page.
AFAMFEMPLAYWRIGHTS is dedicated to promoting African American female playwrights and African American theatre by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas among African American female playwrights. Although primarily a group for African American female playwrights, AFAMFEMPLAYWRIGHTS welcomes other African American female theatre artists and technicians. For more information or to join, see the AFAMFEMPLAYWRIGHTS web page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/afamfemplaywrights .AFEMMSS-L is a list associated with the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Metaphysics, Methodologies, and Science Studies. The list aims to be an interdisciplinary group for people studying gender and science from many perspectives. To subscribe, see the AFEMMSS-L web page.
AFTERCARE is a list where mothers can talk about what they are feeling as mothers (in contrast to lists focusing on infant care): the joys and sorrows of motherhood, postpartum healing, emotional recovery, postpartum depression, resuming intimacy after birth, all the wonders that go along with mothering, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AFTERCARE or SUBSCRIBE AFTERCARE-DIGEST to AFTERCARE-REQUEST@LISTSERVICE.NET . More information is available at the AFTERCARE web site.
AFWOSCHO is a list for women and men (academics, scholars, activists, policymakers, and students) who are interested in discussing gender issues in Africa. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AFWOSCHO Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.IUPUI.EDU or see the AFWOSCHO web page.
AGWOMEN-L is an Australian list for women involved in agriculture - as farmers, students, scientists, business people, community workers, members of rural communities, or people simply interested in the issues facing women in rural Australia. Men are also welcome to subscribe to the list. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AGWOMEN-L Your Email Address to MAJORDOMO@PEG.APC.ORG .
alt.lesbian.feminist.poetry is a Usenet newsgroup where lesbians and other feminists can share and discuss their poetry. For more information about Usenet, see USENET in the main listing.
alt.sport.icehockey.women is a Usenet newsgroup for discussion of women's icehockey. For more information about Usenet, see USENET in the main listing.
alt.support.noncustodial.moms is a Usenet newsgroup for support and discussion of issues related to mothers without physical custody of their children. For more information about Usenet, see USENET in the main listing.
AMAZON is a moderated list for women who are using alternative treatments (e.g., herbs, supplements, diet, meditation, journal keeping, fasting, etc.) as the primary treatment for breast cancer. This is a supportive forum for women to discuss any aspect of the disease, including treatments they are interested in learning about and those they are trying. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AMAZON Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM .
AMAZON ALTERNATIVES IN HEALING is a support list for lesbian survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It also promotes general discussion of issues confronting lesbians in the world today. For more information or to subscribe, go to the list's web site.
AMAZONS INTERNATIONAL is a moderated list (though called a newsletter) for and about Amazons ("physically and psychologically strong, assertive women who are not afraid to break free from traditional ideas about gender roles, femininity, and the female physique") and their friends and lovers. For more information or to subscribe, see the list's web page.
ANAHITA-L is a list devoted to discussions of women and gender in the ancient Mediterranean world. It is not a list on which to reveal your personal encounters with deities or to proselytize for your religion. For more information or to subscribe, go to the ANAHITA-L web page at Yahoo Groups.
ANTHROWOMEN is a moderated list intended to help women network with other anthropology professionals and students, benefit from the wisdom of others, and explore the female experience in anthropology and related fields. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ANTHROWOMEN to MAJORDOMO@LIST.PITT.EDU .
ANTIGONE is a list for women in legal education. It is run by the Association of American Law Schools section on Women in Legal Education. You can subscribe from the ANTIGONE web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE to Antigonerequest@lists.washlaw.edu .
APGR-LIST, the Asia-Pacific Gender and Racism list, aims to contribute to strengthening women's participation and ensure focus on the gender perspective at the WCAR (United Nations World Congress Against Racism). The list shares information and possible resources with groups and individuals working on or interested in the WCAR issues and themes, particularly as these relate to the interrelation of gender and racism. To subscribe to the list, email the List Administrator, Kathy Clarin, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Archives of recent postings are available at http://www.isiswomen.org/womenet/lists/apgr-list/archive/.
APLB focuses on issues related to Asian and Pacific Islander lesbian and bisexual women. Messages include various discussion topics, announcements of community events, and networking. The list is open to Asian and Pacific Islander women only. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE APLB to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG or go to the APLB web page.
APWOMEN2000 is a general announcement list created to facilitate information and resource sharing for the NGO review process in Asia and the Pacific for the Beijing Platform for Action. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE APWOMEN2000 Your Email Address to email@example.com. Send postings to firstname.lastname@example.org. APWOMEN2000 is archived at: http://www.isiswomen.org/womenet/lists/apwomen2000/archive/.
ARACA is an unmoderated list in Spanish for the discussion of women's studies and gender studies (both theory and practice) and for announcements about relevant conferences, new books and journals, etc. For more information, send the message INFO ARACA to MAJORDOMO@CCC.UBA.AR . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ARACA to the same address.
ARTISTS-AND-WRITERS is the email list of the Women Artists & Writers International, publisher of the electronic magazine Moondance: Celebrating Creative Women. The list is designed to foster creativity, friendship, and discussion among the international creative community of women. Creative women are encouraged to share their work but are not required to do so. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ARTISTS-AND-WRITERS to MAJORDOMO@MAILINGLIST.NET .ASEXUALITY-L is a list created by the National Women's Studies Association's Asexuality Interest Group for people who study asexuality from feminist and queer perspectives. To join, go to https://list.indiana.edu/sympa/info/asexuality-l.
ASKDWAYNE is a forum to provide information and discussion about Black women's hair, including topics such as healthy hair, hair care, styles, products, and interviews with professionals in the hair care industry. For more information or to subscribe, see the ASKDWAYNE Yahoo groups web page.
AUSFEM-POLNET is an Australian list connecting policy practitioners and scholars working to improve the status of women. It aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current policy approaches and to promote policies that effectively achieve economic, educational, sexual, social, and political equality for women. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AUSFEM-POLNET Your Name to MAJORDOMO@POSTOFFICE.UTAS.EDU.AU .
AUSTEN-L is a list for discussion of the work and time of 19th-century British novelist Jane Austen and her contemporaries. To subscribe, send the message SUB AUSTEN-L Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTS.MCGILL.CA .
Australian women-focused email lists, a listing on the National Women's Justice Coalition site, includes some local lists not in Gender-Related Electronic Forums.
AWSS-L (Association for Women in Slavic Studies) is a moderated list intended to serve the professional and academic needs of women working in Slavic Studies as researchers, teachers, students, librarians, and/or program administrators. Subscription is available for AWSS members, and on a one-month trial basis to non-members. Send the message SUBSCRIBE AWSS-L Your Name to LISTSERV@MSU.EDU .
B10WB-L is a list devoted to discussion of Big 10 Women's Basketball. To subscribe, send the usual subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTS.PSU.EDU .
BABIES is a list for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are trying to become pregnant. To subscribe, send a message to BABIES-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM and type just the word SUBSCRIBE in both the subject header and the body of the message. More information is available at the PCOS web site.
Balkan Women and Friends is a list for exchanges of information between social scientists and others who conduct research women in the Balkans. It also welcomes the participation of others concerned with the situation of women in Balkan societies. It circulates information about on-going and completed research, publications, journals, conferences, calls for papers, jobs, etc. For more information or to subscribe, see the BalkanWomen web page. You can also subscribe by sending a message to BalkanWomenemail@example.com.
BASSIN4GALS is a list where women can meet with other women who like to fish and to talk about fishing. "We can even send in pictures of our lunkers and our not so lunkers." To subscribe, send a blank message to Bassin4Galsfirstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Bassin4Gals web page.
BCN-FLASH is a twice-a-day newsletter devoted to breaking news about the prevention, screening, and treatment of breast cancer. It contains brief article summaries along with URLs that point to the full news articles at their source. It will be of interest to breast cancer survivors and their family and support systems, as well as physicians and other health professionals. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BCN-FLASH to MAJORDOMO@REDBANK.NET .
BCS WOMEN is a British-based discussion group under the aegis of the British Computer Society devoted to providing support for all woomen working in information technology. For more information, including how to join, see the BCS Women web site or the BCS Women Yahoo Groups page.
BEIJING95-L is a discussion list for promotion of the ideals and strategies promulgated at the United Nations Conference on Women, Beijing 1995, and for dissemination of news and information concerning the international feminist movement(s).To subscribe, send a request to BEIJING95-L-SUBSCRIBE@yahoogroups.com. More information is available at the BEIJING95-L web site.
BEIJING-CONF is a moderated list supported by the United Nations Development Programme. It includes subscribers from 55 countries, including 28 developing countries. As a result, the list emphasizes discussion of the Beijing UN Women's Conference issues as they affect developing countries as well as industrialized ones. The list hopes to continue beyond the Conference, focusing on implementation of the Women's Conference and the Social Summit agreements. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BEIJING-CONF to MAJORDOMO@CONFER.EDC.ORG .
BFAR (Breastfeeding after Reduction Surgery) is a forum for support and exchange of information among women who have had reduction mammoplasty (breast reductions). Topics include all aspects of breastfeeding in relation to the unique challenges of doing so after breast reduction surgery. Only women who have already had the surgery will be eligible to subscribe. To subscribe, send a request for subscription, along with a brief description of history and current situation, to BFAR@STORE-FRONT.COM .
BFING is a list for discussion of breastfeeding. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BFING to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . Related information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
BF-INTERRACE is a list for Black women who are currently in or have been in interracial and/or intercultural relationships. This is a positive list for Black women seeking support, resources, and discussion with other women in similar relationships. For more information, see the BF-INTERRACE web page. [This web page has become very difficult to access. If you are over 18, try signing in to Yahoo Groups and then going to the list's URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BF-interrace/ .] You can subscribe from the web page or by sending an email message to BF-INTERRACE-SUBSCRIBE@YAHOOGROUPS.COM .
BIACT-L is a list for bisexual activists. Subscription messages (SUB BIACT-L Your Name) should be sent to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU.
BIFEM-L is a moderated list for women only. Its purpose is to provide a safe space primarily for bisexual women. Subscription messages (SUB BIFEM-L Your Name) should be sent to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU.
BIG-MOMS "is primarily for large moms (be they tall or obese or both), and large women who want to be moms," as well as other people who are supportive of big moms. Topics include social issues, fertility issues, gestational diabetes, parenting issues, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE <your e-address> to BIG_MOMS_LIST-REQUEST@BUTLER.HPL.HP.COM .
bionet.women-in-bio is a Usenet newsgroup for women in biology. For more information about Usenet, see USENET below.
BIRACIALLESBIANS is a Yahoo list for bi-racial and multiethnic lesbians of color and other lesbians of color who are interested in issues exploring multiculturalism and diversity as they relate to identity. Discussion topics include current political observations, cultural identification, self perception, and goals. For more information or to subscribe, go to the Yahoo BIRACIALLESBIANS web page. You can also subscribe by sending a message to email@example.com.
BIRTHCTR is a list for midwives who practice at birth centers. The list is a forum to discuss midwifery and business issues specific to birth centers. To subscribe, send a message to ZELDACNM@ALASKA.NET with the words SUBSCRIBE BIRTHCTR in the Subject: header. In the message portion briefly describe who you are and where you practice.
BISEXU-L describes itself as designed for "the cordial and civilized exchange of ideas, opinions, and experiences relevant to the topic of bisexuality between members of all sexual orientations and preferences." It is open to anyone. Subscription messages (SUB BISEXU-L Your Name) should be sent to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU.
BITHRY-L is "a list for the theoretical discussion of bisexuality and gender issues. It is neither a social group, nor a support group, nor an announcement or news forum." Subscription messages (SUB BITHRY-L Your Name) should be sent to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU.
BIZ-L is a list for women in business, especially Canadian women business owners. The list supports members in their efforts to get into business, find new customers, market their products/services, and network. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BIZ-L to MAJORDOMO@WOMEN.CA .
BLACK_WOMEN_DEPRESSION is a forum for black women who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, other mental illness or just the strain of having to deal with "strong black woman" syndrome. For more information or to subscribe, see the black_women_depression Yahoo groups web site.
BlkSnglMoms (Black Single Moms) brings together Black single moms and providers of products and services created to provide family, parental, safety, and business development assistance. For more information or to subscribe, see the BlkSnglMoms web page.
B-MAIL, run by the NSW Breast Cancer Institute (Australia), is a list for everyone concerned with breast cancer: health care professionals, breast cancer patients and their families and friends, and others interested in breast cancer. [NOTE: B-MAIL has been temporarily halted; it should resume again at the end of July '98, at which time I'll post updated info.]
BOL began as a moderated list "for people and organizations within South Asia and outside to come together, discuss and work on issues of gender, reproductive health and rights and legal developments pertaining to human rights within the region." More recently, it expanded its focus to include women's studies in the South Asian region. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BOL to firstname.lastname@example.org .More information is available at the BOL web page.
BOOKBABES is a list for independent book publishers that are owned (or, in the case of non-profits, directed) by women who self-identify as lesbian and/or feminist. To subscribe, send an email message to SEAJAY@DNAI.COM saying that you want to subscribe to BOOKBABES. Include your name, email address, publishing affiliation, and appropriate, qualifying information about the publishing house and subscriber.BOOKFIENDS is a list for feminist, lesbian, gay, and other alternative editors, publishers, booksellers, distributors, and the like. To subscribe, write to Felice Newman at Cleis Press (CLEIS@ENGLISH.HSS.CMU.EDU), giving her your name, the name of your company, and your email address.
BREAST-CANCER is an unmoderated discussion list for any issue relating to breast cancer. Send subscription messages (SUBSCRIBE BREAST-CANCER Your Name) to LISTSERV@MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA .
Breast Cancer Network Nova Scotia is a Canadian web-based forum whose aim is to provide information and support for all people concerned with breast cancer: patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare providers, etc. To read or contribute, go to http://bca.ns.ca/forum/. The site also provides a vast array of other valuable resources.BREASTFEEDING101 is "a list for new and experienced breastfeeding moms, including those who anticipate on breastfeeding once their newborns arrive." To subscribe, go to the Breastfeeding101 web page.
BRIDGES is a moderated list that explores Jewish feminist identity and considers both Jewish and female existence and activism in relation to movements for change. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BRIDGES Your Name to LISTPROC@SHAMASH.ORG .
BRONTE is devoted to discussion of the three Brontë sisters' lives and works. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BRONTE to MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD.COM .
The Business List, formerly BizWomen, is a list for discussing networking, lead generation, mentoring, and business building opportunities for women in business. To subscribe, see the The Business List web page.
BUTCH2BUTCH is a list for butches attracted to other butches. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BUTCH2BUTCH to email@example.com .BUTCH-FEMME is a list for butches and femmes and butch-femme relationship discussions. More information is available at the BUTCH-FEMME web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BUTCH-FEMME firstname lastname <your email address> to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG .
BWEntrepreneur is a list for Black women in business or starting a new venture. The list offers advice, networking, discussion on ways to promote business, and announcements. For more information, see the BWEntrepreneur web site. You can subscribe from the web site or by sending an email message to BWEntrepreneurfirstname.lastname@example.org.
BYLADY-L focuses on literature by women, with special emphasis on novelists writing in the mid-18th to mid-19th century. The list doesn't do group readings, but it does try to help with research queries, syllabi suggestions, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BYLADY-L Your Name to LISTPROC@FRANK.MTSU.EDU .
CAMPCLIM provides a forum for discussions pertaining to college campuses' personal, educational, and physical environments. Send the subscription message SUBSCRIBE CAMPCLIM Your Name to LISTSERV@UAFSYSB.UARK.EDU .
CampusWomenLead is a moderated list co-sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities' Program on the Status and Education of Women and the National Initiative for Women in Higher Education. It is designed for women administrators, faculty, staff, and students to share information, solve problems, offer resources, and include information about professional development opportunities for women in higher education. For more information or to subscribe, go to the CampusWomenLead web page.
CANON1024 is an ecumenical forum on ordination of women. The list is for prayerful and charitable group reflection, and no flaming is allowed. Membership is now restricted to members of Ecunet, an interactive Christian community. Free and moderately priced memberships are available..
CAN-RW (Campus Activists' Network, Right-Wing alert) is a list to discuss the campus response to right-wing initiatives in the "Contract with America": proposals to slash education funding, end environmental protections, eliminate programs addressing violence against women, destroy the safety net for the poor, etc. To subscribe, send a message to CANET@PENCIL.MATH.MISSOURI.EDU with a subject header saying "canet" and a message that says just SUB CAN-RW Your Name . For more information, contact KOWAN@AI.MIT.EDU .
CAN-YFN (Campus Activists' Network, Young Feminist Network) is a list for feminist campus activists. To subscribe, send an email message to CANET@PENCIL.MATH.MISSOURI.EDU . The subject header should say "canet" and the message itself should say SUB CAN-YFN Firstname Lastname.
CANSX-L is a low-volume forum for discussion and resource sharing of information about the study of sexuality and gender. Though the original aim was to provide a forum with a Canadian focus, the list has members from all over the world. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CANSX-L Firstname Lastname to LISTSERV@UVVM.UVIC.CA .
CAPA WOMEN, affiliated with the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, includes women's officers, research officers, and women students interested in supporting and cheering each other through the sometimes onerous times of tertiary study. Postings can be political, informative, or just plain funny. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE to CAPA-WOMEN-REQUEST@GU.UWA.EDU.AU .
CARE ABOUT GIRLS is a list for adults who care about girls: parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, pastors, troop leaders, relatives, researchers, etc. This list is "for every adult who wants to help raise healthy, confident girls and make the world better and safer for girls." To subscribe, send any message to email@example.com . More information can be found at the CAREABOUTGIRLS web page, where it is also possible to subscribe.
CAREERMOMS is a list for mothers who are combining the challenges of raising a family with a career outside the home. Mothers who work outside the home have a variety of problems and issues to deal with; this list is a forum to help cope! You can subscribe at the careermoms web page.CASCAWN-RF is a list for members of the Women's Network/Reseau des Femmes of the Canadian Anthropology Society/Société Canadienne d'Anthropologie, and others interested in the field of Canadian anthropology. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CASCAWN-RF to LISTSERV@YORKU.CA .
CAW - see CWN, below.
C-BIRTH is a forum for discussion relating to unassisted childbirth. For more information or to subscribe, see the C-BIRTH web page on Yahoo Groups.
CCE is a list for Childbirth Educators. The emphasis is on Natural Childbirth methods. Some members are certified childbirth educators, and others are trying to decide whether teaching childbirth is for them. This is a list for business aspects of teaching, sharing of methods, and other professional concerns. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE CCE to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
CCOAR, sponsored by the Coalition of Campus Organizations Addressing Rape, is a moderated discussion list for activists, educators, and researchers working against rape. Conference and action announcements, job listings, and discussion of rape education, activism, or research are all appropriate for the list. All subscribers must be approved by the listowners. Send subscription requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. In the subject heading, write "subscription." In the message, include your name, email address, and the password you want to use (4-8 letters), and specify whether you want to receive the list in digest form (a compilation of the day's messages in one big post).
CDN-WOMEN is a moderated list created to strengthen links among organizations, individuals, and groups across Canada involved in women's health. It serves as a forum for discussion and debate on current issues affecting women and girls. It is also a place to share information and resources, events, calls for action, and research findings (both biomedical and social research). The list does not accept advertisements, product announcements, or self-promotional posts. To join, send a message to CDN-WOMEN-ADMIN@LIST.WEB.NET asking to subscribe. Leave the subject line blank.
CEW (Canadian Entrepreneurial Women) is a list for Canadian women in business, women entrepreneurs in Canada, or women in Canada who might want to start a business. CEW has members coast-to-coast who use the list to share resources, ask questions, and network with one another. For more information or to subscribe, see CEW's Yahoo groups web page.
CHICNEWS(ChicanaWriter News) is an interactive list that welcomes calls for papers, general information, and news about Chicanas across the United States, as well as personal commentaries and Chicana activism. The list provides a place to form connections and plan conferences and projects. You can subscribe from the YahooGroups ChicNews page or by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDFREE provides information, discussion, and a supportive environment for those who have actively chosen to be child-free as well as those in the process of so chosing or who have been forced, for various reasons, to remain child-free. The list encourages the child-free lifestyle; it is not for those trying to find ways out of it, nor for those wishing to criticize it. For more information or to subscribe, see the CHILDFREE web site.
CHILDFUN is a list for "daycare providers and stay at home moms who need an adult outlet." Topics include parenting, daycare advice, recipes, chit chat, and much else. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CHILDFUN or SUBSCRIBE CHILDFUN-DIGEST to MAJORDOMO@LISTSERVICE.NET .
CHRISTIAN_WOMEN is a women-only discussion forum "for Christian women who use the Internet for personal, domestic, business, and/or ministry activities." For more information or to subscribe, go to the CHRISTIAN_WOMEN web page [Note: this link now goes to an "age-restricted page," whatever that means. It may mean that the content of this list has changed markedly and may not be what the list's name suggests. If anyone has any information about this list, I'd be most grateful for some feedback.]
CITNET-W, the Healthy Cities Women's Network, is a list for people interested in women's health issues and healthy cities issues. Send the subscription message SUB CITNET-W Your Name to LISTSERV@INDYCMS.IUPUI.EDU .
clari.news.crime.sex - A "Clarinet" newsgroup that posts articles about crimes having to do with sex, including child and spousal abuse and sexual harassment, from Reuters, the Associated Press, and other mainstream news sources. See USENET below.
clari.news.reproduction - A "Clarinet" newsgroup that posts articles about reproductive rights from Reuters, the Associated Press, and other mainstream news sources. See USENET below.
clari.news.women - A "Clarinet" newsgroup that posts articles about women from Reuters, the Associated Press, and other mainstream news sources. See USENET below.
CMS-TEACHING-WOMGEN, created by the College Music Society's Committee on Music, Women, and Gender, is an unmoderated list that focuses on teaching women and gender topics in college music courses. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CMS-TEACHING-WOMGEN to MAJORDOMO@MUSIC.ORG .
CNWE is the email list for the Catholic Network for Women's Equality, a support and advocacy group for women and men in the Roman Catholic tradition. Based in Canada, the organization seeks "to effect structural change in the institutional church that reflects the mutuality and integrity of a community of co-equal disciples." It also seeks to create "life-giving alternatives to the present institutional structures." For more information, see the Catholic Network for Women's Equality web site. You can subscribe on CNWE's Yahoo groups web page.COMINGOUTASAMARRIEDWOMANLESBIANORBI is a list for lesbian or bi women who are married and going through the coming out process either to self, mate, or lesbian community. If you'd like to subscribe or get more information, see the list's Yahoo groups web page.
CompSciblings is a Facebook group for men and women to join together to discuss any and all issues relating gender in the STEM fields. The idea is both to get a broader viewpoint on issues affecting women in the field, as well as to hear from the source about issues affecting men. For more information or to join, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/236300739774529/
CompScisters is a Facebook group for women taking the free online courses (MOOCs) offered by Udacity, Coursera, and EdX within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Departments. Any woman taking a free online STEM class is welcome to join. In addition, all alumnae are encouraged to stay active members. This is a place for support, socializing, and networking. This group is not a study group. For more information or to join, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/compscisters/. (For men and women interested in how gender issues relate to STEM, please consider joining the Facebook group CompSciblings at https://www.facebook.com/groups/236300739774529/.)
CORNWELL is a list for discussion of the works of mystery writer Patricia Cornwell. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CORNWELL Your Name to email@example.com.COUPLES-L is a moderated list that focuses on "significant relationships, with topics encompassing sex, love, romance, and partner dynamics." Send usual subscription request to LISTPROC@CORNELL.EDU.
CREATIVITYCIRCLE is "designed to foster creativity, friendship, and discussion among the international creative community of women." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CREATIVITYCIRCLE to MAJORDOMO@MYSTERY.COM .
CRONE is intended primarily for women of maturity who wish to explore alternative approaches to the spirituality and health needs of the peri- and post-menopausal woman. The lists welcomes women and men of all ages but asks that postings deal with "the issues involved with the concept of the crone as expressed in the elder wisdom." Send usual subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM .
CWAENET is a discussion group for issues and concerns of women in agricultural and resource economics, sponsored by the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CWAENET Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ECON.AG.GOV .
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EWM-ALL is a low-volume list that connects European women academic mathematicians, allowing advertisement of jobs, fellowships, conferences, discussion of mathematical research, and issues specifically relevant to women. More information is available at the EWM-ALL web page. To subscribe, go to the web page or send the message JOIN EWM-ALL Firstname Lastname to JISCMAIL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK .
EX-TALK is an exercise discussion list for those who need some ongoing motivation to get and stay in shape. Whether your goal is to lose weight or just feel better, you're welcome on this list. Most of the participants follow a moderate exercise program of low intensity. Currently, the bulk of subscribers are women who are 30+, but the list is open to everyone. To subscribe, send a message to EX-TALK-REQUEST@LISTHOST.NET with the word SUBSCRIBE (or SUBSCRIBE EX-TALK DIGEST ) in the message body.
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