Copyright 1991-2016 by Joan Korenman
Here is Part 3 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 However, PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE THE LISTINGS because the information goes out of date so quickly.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 month.
MAILL is a list for married and previously married lesbians and married women questioning their sexuality who are interested in discussion/support. The list's purpose is to provide a forum for sharing advice, exchanging information, networking, seeking and giving support, and sharing personal trials and stories. You can subscribe at the MAILL web page or by sending a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org .
MATFEM is a list for discussion of materialist feminism. "Materialist feminist work is distinguished by the claim that the critical perspective of historical materialism is historically necessary and empowering for feminism's oppositional political project." The list invites interested scholars (including graduate students) from all disciplines to participate by exchanging ideas and information, and by contributing to what is hoped will become a supportive intellectual community and a substantial Materialist Feminist archive. To subscribe, send the message SUB MATFEM Firstname Lastname to LISTPROC@CSF.COLORADO.EDU.
MAWDAH (Moms at Work, Dads at Home) is "a place for working mothers to support and commiserate with each other as our husbands have assumed the primary caregiver roles for our children." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MAWDAH to MAJORDOMO@MLIST.SPORTSSTATS.COM . You will receive an automated response from the server, and then the list administrator will email you regarding your subscription to the group. For more information, send the message INFO MAWDAH to MAJORDOMO@MLIST.SPORTSSTATS.COM . To contact the list owner directly, send email to OWNER-MAWDAH@MLIST.SPORTSSTATS.COM .
MDAH-LIST - see MAWDAH, above.MEDFEM-L is an unmoderated list for discussion of feminist approaches to medieval studies. Send usual subscription message to LISTPROC@U.WASHINGTON.EDU .
MEDIAWOMENUK is a UK-based moderated forum for discussion, networking, and personal development for women in the media and creative industries (i.e., TV, radio, journalism, publishing, PR, new media, etc.). For more information or to subscribe, see the MEDIAWOMENUK web page on Yahoo Groups.
MEMBERS is a forum primarily for Lambda Classical Caucus members. It provides a space for distributing information, networking, and spreading awareness. Others interested in the interaction between gender Studies, queer theory, and Classics are strongly encouraged to join the Lambda Classical Caucus. For more information or to subscribe, see the MEMBERS web page. [This list may have developed from the now apparently defunct CLASSICSLGB list.]
MENOPAUS is a list for discussion of menopause, and the sharing of remedies and personal experiences related to menopause. Send usual subscription message to LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU . [Note that MENOPAUS has no final "e"]
MF-WOMEN is a forum for discussion of issues related to women living in mountain environments. The forum also welcomes the announcement of relevant events, new publications, research, and job openings, as well as questions for the forum members. For more information or to subscribe, see the Mountain Forums Web Site. MIDWIFE is a list for professional discussions among midwives. Questions, comments, and input from other childbirth professionals, including doctors, nurses, student midwives, and childbirth educators are acceptable. Consumer inquiries (especially asking for advice) are frowned upon. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE MIDWIFE to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
MIDWIVES is a list for professional discussion among midwives. Only midwives or those currently enrolled in the clinical portion of a program as a midwife student or apprentive may subscribe, though some list approved MDs are also list members. To subscribe, send a message to ZELDACNM@ALASKA.NET explaining how you qualify to belong to the list. Be sure to include the words SUBSCRIBE MIDWIVES in the Subject: header.
MM-L is a list for women facing infertility who have experienced multiple miscarriages. You must apply to be accepted to participate. The application is located at the Multiple Miscarriages web site or by writing to MMSUGGESTIONS@SURROGACY.COM . Note: this list is run by the American Surrogacy Center, Inc.
MOBK (Mums of Between Kids) is a list for you if your kids are out of nappies but not yet teenagers, no matter what your relationship is to the child. The list is queer oriented, but welcomes gay-friendly straights, too. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOBK to email@example.com .MOLLIES-L (for Menopausal Out Lesbians) is "a lesbian-only list where lesbians can talk openly about the changes that we are going through during menopause: physical, emotional, spiritual. No archives. Confidentiality expected." To subscribe, send an email message to MOLLIES-L-ADMIN@EFN.ORG . An info file will be sent to prospective subscribers.
MomMDs is an online community for women, especially mothers, who are practicing physicians or students of medicine. The purpose of this discussion group is to provide information, inspiration, support, and advice for mothers (and future mothers) contemplating medicine as a career, studying towards a medical degree, completing their residencies, or practicing in the community. For more information, see the MomMD web site. To subscribe, see the MomMDs Yahoo Groups web page.
MomMDdrs is a discussion group intended for physicians who are also mothers or future mothers. Physicians will find this group useful for discussing professional and personal concerns ranging from childcare, maternity leave, work issues, career goals, and much more. For more information, see the MomMD web site. To subscribe, see the MomMDdrs Yahoo Groups web page.
MOMMIES is geared mainly toward stay-at-home moms, though some exceptions may be made. It is a list for engaging in "adult conversation" and for sharing ideas, concerns, brags, and everything else that is a part of parenting. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOMMIES (or SUBSCRIBE MOMMIES-DIGEST) to MAJORDOMO@LISTSERVICE.NET .
MOMS is a women-only, high-volume list for lesbian and women-identified bisexual parents, co-parents, and prospective parents. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOMS Firstname Lastname <your emailaddress> (e.g., SUBSCRIBE MOMS Jane Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>) to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG . For more information, send the message INFO MOMS to that same majordomo address.
MOMS, a second list with this name, is "open to moms and moms to be. We will chat about all aspects of motherhood, from the teething six month old to the teenager who is driving you nuts." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOMS to MAJORDOMO@USERHOME.COM .
MOMS-AT-HOME is a list for lesbian at-home mothers. This is a place to discuss the unique challenges and rewards of all aspects of life as a "stay-at-home" mom, including but not limited to parenting issues. The focus is full-time stay-at-home lesbian moms, but you are welcome to join if you work from home, work part time, or are considering staying home full time with your child or children. Bi-women who are at home caring for a child/children in a parenting relationship with another woman are also welcome. To subscribe, send a request to MOMS-AT-HOME-SUBSCRIBE@GROUPS.QUEERNET.ORG .
MOMWRITERS is a list for moms (and dads, too) trying to launch or keep a writing career afloat amidst Barbies and Hot Wheels. The list offers encouragement, tips for home office success amidst children, words of wisdom from those who have been there, and other general writing advice. You can subscribe at the MOMWRITERS web page.
MUJER-L is a list for those who share an interest in Chicana and/or Latina issues. The listowners want to build an international network. Send the usual subscription message to LISTPROC@LMRINET.GSE.UCSB.EDU .
NAISLISTA is a Finnish language list for general discussion of women's rights, feminism, equality, and gender. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NAISLISTA to MAJORDOMO@VIHREALIITTO.FI .
NAISTUTKIMUS is the Finnish women's studies list. The postings are in Finnish, although announcements can be posted in other languages also. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NAISTUTKIMUS Your Name to LISTSERV@UTA.FI . For more information, see the list's User's Guide, and/or the searchable archives.
NETWORKING-WOMEN is a networking and support forum for African-American women who own a business or wish to start one. List members can share business problems, solutions, ideas, and accomplishments with other women who are looking to achieve similar goals. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NETWORKING-WOMEN Your Name to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM .NICEJG (Nice Jewish Girls) is a list for lesbian and bisexual Jewish women. It is "a social, political, cultural, and spiritual gathering place" for women only. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NICEJG Your Name to LISTPROC@SHAMASH.ORG .
19CWWW-L - see LEGACY.
NINETY-NINES is a list for members of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of female pilots. You must be a member of the organization to join. Members may join by sending the message SUB NINETY-NINES Name Chapter to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM . More information is available at the Ninety-Nines web site.
NOGLSTP is a list run by The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. To subscribe, send a message to NOGLSTP-REQUEST@NOGLSTP.ORG and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject header. More information is available on the NOGLSTP web site.
NON_CUST_MOM_LINK is a high-volume support group designed to help women who have lost custody or fear losing custody of their children. For more information or to subscribe, see the NON_CUST_MOM_LINK web page. [This page has become hard to access; try signing in to Yahoo Groups and then going to the list's URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Non_Cust_Mom_Link/ ] You can also subscribe by sending a message to Non_Cust_Mom_Linkemail@example.com .
NONTRAD is a Canadian list for women who work or study in non-traditional fields throughout Quebec. "Non-traditional fields" are those where fewer than 33% of the practitioners are women, such as plumbers, mechanics, fire fighters, police officers, technicians, truckers, cabinet makers, etc. The list's discussions are usually in French, but English-language messages are also welcome; most of the list's members are bilingual. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NONTRAD to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NURSENET focuses on nursing administration, nursing education, nursing practice, and nursing research. To subscribe, send subscription message to LISTSERV@VM.UTCC.UTORONTO.CA.
NURSERES is a moderated list for nurse researchers. Send the subscription message SUB NURSERES Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU .
NWJC-WOMLAWSTU, sponsored by the National Women's Justice Coalition, is a list for information sharing and networking by Australian women law students. More information is available at the NWJC-WOMLAWSTU web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NWJC-WOMLAWSTU Your email address (e.g., SUBSCRIBE NWJC-WOMLAWSTU email@example.com) to MAJORDOMO@LISTS.VICNET.NET.AU .
NWMST-L is the Nordic Women's Studies List. As its name implies, it deals with Women's Studies in the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as three autonomous territories. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NWMST-L Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UMU.SE .
OAMAZONS is a list for lesbians seeking and sharing experience, ideas, and solutions concerning eating disorders. All lesbians who still suffer, are currently recovering, and/or have recovered from eating disorders of any kind are welcome. For more information, send the message INFO OAMAZONS to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE OAMAZONS Your Name <your e-address> (e.g., SUBSCRIBE OAMAZONS Jane Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>) to this same MAJORDOMO address.
OASIS is a list for women who are at least 50 pounds overweight and trying to get pregnant, trying to lose weight to increase fertility, or attempting to do both at the same time. Send email to OASIS@PINELANDPRESS.COM to receive more information and an application to join.
OB-GYN-L is an open, unmoderated list for obstetricians and gynecologists. Topics of discussion include practices, research, interesting patients, and lifestyle. For more information or to subscribe, see the OB-GYN-L web site.
OCTAVIA-L is devoted to discussion of the work of African American feminist science fiction writer Octavia Butler. To subscribe, send the usual subscription message to LISTSERV@MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU .
1PETER3 is a list for Christian women married to non-Christians, based on the Bible text 1 Peter 3:1-6. Any Christian woman may join. Discussion topics include marriage, children, healthy lifestyle, homeschooling, prayer requests, etc. The main theme is being a Christian married to a non-Christian, and how to be a loving wife, and teach the children to be Christians. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE 1PETER3 (or 1PETER3-DIGEST) to MAJORDOMO@MYLIST.NET .
ONNA (Oh No Not Again) is "an open, unmoderated discussion list about achieving pregnancy." To subscribe, send the standard subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU .
OPEN-ADOPTION is a discussion list open to birth parents, adoptees, and parents who have adopted, as well as to counselors and searchers. Non-anonymous subscription only. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE OPEN-ADOPTION Your Name to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM . An agreement form will be sent to you which must be answered before you can be added to the list. If you have questions about the list, you can write to the listowners at the generic address OPEN-ADOPTION-REQUEST@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM .
ORTHODYKES is a list for Orthodox Jewish lesbians. More information is available at the ORTHODYKES web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ORTHODYKES <your email address> to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG .
OVARIAN is an unmoderated discussion list for patients, family, friends, researchers, and physicians who wish to discuss issues relating to ovarian cancer (the list's primary focus) or other ovarian disorders such as ovarian cysts. The list should not be used to discuss reproductive/fertility problems. Only subscribers may post messages. Send usual subscription message to LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU . [NOTE: this list replaces the OVARIAN-CANCER list.]
OWLS (Older and Wiser Lesbians) is a virtual meeting place for lesbians over 40. It is a high-volume list. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE OWLS Firstname Lastname <e-address> (e.g., SUBSCRIBE MOMS Jane Doe <email@example.com>) to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG . For more information, send the message INFO OWLS to that same majordomo address.
PAGLIA-L is a moderated list devoted to discussion of the writings and ideals of Camille Paglia. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PAGLIA-L to MAILSERV@AC.DAL.CA .
PALIST is a list for Women's Studies program administrators whose programs have a current membership in the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA). The list is not intended to duplicate WMST-L; rather, PALIST is intended to be a lower-volume, private medium that current administrators can turn to for advice and information that only other program administrators will have. Interested administrators of women's studies programs, departments, or emphases that have a group membership in NWSA should contact the listowner, Jane Olmsted, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
PAM (Pregnancy After Miscarriage) is a list for people attempting pregnancy or who are currently pregnant after a pregnancy loss of any kind. If you have been in this situation and would like to offer support and advice for others, you are also welcome. This list is not for women only -- partners are welcome. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE PAM to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
PAR-L is a bilingual (English/French), moderated list for exchanging information about policy, action, and research on issues of concern to women in Canada. Begun by the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW), PAR-L is intended as a support for the community of feminist researchers and activists in Canada. More information and resources can be found on the PAR-L web site. To subscribe to the list, send the message SUBSCRIBE PAR-L Firstname Lastname to PAR-L-SERVER@UNB.CA.
PARENT-L is a high-volume list for discussing issues related to breastfeeding and parenting the nursing baby or child. For more information or to subscribe, see the PARENT-L web site at http://listserv.uts.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/parent-l .
PARENTING GIRLSis a list for discussing and finding solutions for issues that affect and are important to parents of girls. Such issues may include education, sports, peer issues, career directioons, siblings, social issues, and anything else that may come up in the group. For more information and to subscribe, go to the PARENTING GIRLS web page.
PATRICIACORNWELL is a list for fans of mystery novelist Patricia Cornwell and her protagonist, Dr. Kay Scarpetta. "Also open to other fiction and nonfiction medical, law, or mystery fans." For more information or to subscribe, go to the PatriciaCornwell web page. You can also subscribe by sending a message to PatriciaCornwellemail@example.com.PCO is a list run by and for people with an interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome, also sometimes referred to as Stein-Leventhal disease. More information is available at the PCOS web site. To subscribe, send a message to PCO-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM and put the word "subscribe" (lower case, no quotation marks) in the body of the message.
PCONATURAL is list devoted to discussion of natural and holistic remedies for polycystic ovarian syndrome. More information is available at the PCOS web site. To subscribe, send a message to PCONATURAL-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM and put the word "subscribe" (lower case, no quotation marks) in the body of the message.
PCOPREG is a list for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are either pregnant or post-partum. To subscribe, send a message to PCOPREG-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM with the one word SUBSCRIBE in both the subject header and the body of the message. More information is available at the PCOS web site.
PERSONALIST-FEM is "a place for feminist-minded people to exchange ideas, work, and experiences having to do with the place of the 'personal' in feminist work/lives. We will discuss autobiographical theorizing, pedagogy, life-writing...and tell stories about our own lives [and] work...." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PERSONALIST-FEM to MAJORDOMO@QICLAB.SCN.RAIN.COM. For more information, write to PERSONALIST-FEM-OWNER@QICLAB.SCN.RAIN.COM.
PGELIST is run by the Program for Gender Equity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology. The list reflects the Program's commitment to bringing about a more gender-equitable climate in and outside the classroom and to increasing interest, retention, and achievement of girls and women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. To subscribe, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PGIVF is a list open to anyone who is pregnant after in vitro fertilization or from any other advanced technology. The list enables participants to share every aspect of their pregnancy from early betas to delivery. For more information or to subscribe, see the PGIVF web page.Phd Grads is a set of lists that seek to support women in computer science who are either finishing up their PhDs and looking for jobs, or are in academic positions and seeking tenure. The lists include PRETENURES, for junior faculty women who have not yet received tenure, and PhdjobhuntHers, for women who are looking for and then beginning Computer Science PhD-level jobs in academia or industry. PhdjobhuntHers replaces two other lists, Phds2005 and 2006. The Phd Grads lists are now under the aegis of the Anita Borg Institute. For more information, see http://anitaborg.org/initiatives/systers/phd-grads-email-list/.
PHOEBE-L, named for the biblical Phoebe who carried the letter to the church at Rome, is a list for all women seeking equality for women in the church: laywomen and clergy of all denominations. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, an avenue of mutual support, and and a way to share resources and information. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PHOEBE-L to MAJORDOMO@MICH.COM .
PNL (aka Pausing Naturally-L) is a woman-only list exploring and sharing ways to approach menopause without using HRT (hormone replacement therapy). No archives. Confidentiality strongly expected. Please turn off sig files when posting to list. To subscribe, send the message SUB PNL Your Name to LISTPROC@EFN.ORG . A bit more information is available at a related web site.
POF (Premature Ovarian Failure) is an online support group for women with premature ovarian failure, also known as early menopause or premature menopause. For more information or to subscribe, go to the POF web site.
POLICYWOMEN is a list for policy analysts, researchers, managers, administrators, social workers, and anyone else interested in such issues as women in management, the feminization of public service, how gender does and should shape the public agenda, and any other issues involving gender and public policy. To subscribe, send an email message to POLICYWOMEN@INAME.COM and in the SUBJECT line, write SUBSCRIBE. You need not say anything in the body of the message.
POLLES is a Polish-language e-mail list for Polish lesbians. You can subscribe from web sites in English or in Polish. More information is available in Polish at the POLLES web site.
POLSKAWIT is a bilingual (Polish/English) list for women in technology. To subscribe, send a message to POLSKAWIT-SUBSCRIBE@TOPICA.COM. POLSKAWIT is part of the WorldWIT network.
POLY-DYKES, open to women only, creates a safe space in which to discuss the problems, joys, and general issues that arise in the practice of non-exclusive relationships between women. For the purposes of this list, "dyke" includes both lesbians and bisexual women. To subscribe, send a request to POLY-DYKES-SUBSCRIBE@GROUPS.QUEERNET.ORG .
POSTDOC-WO is a list for women who have recently completed their Ph.D. The list offers a safe, supportive place for women to discuss the new issues and challenges in their lives, a place to let off steam, and to share information and advice. POSTDOC-WO is a sister list to POSTGRAD-WO (see below). POSTGRAD-WO members can move over to POSTDOC-WO when they have completed their Ph.D. To join POSTDOC-WO, send the message JOIN POSTDOC-WO firstname lastname to email@example.com.
POSTGRAD-WO is "a discussion list for postgraduate women who are doing research and/or for postgraduate women doing research around women's/gender issues." The list welcomes discussion, debate, ideas, etc. about all areas of research and researching as female research students in higher education institutions. To subscribe, send the message JOIN POSTGRAD-WO firstname lastname to firstname.lastname@example.org.
POST_TUBAL is a list where women who have had, or who are considering, a tubal ligation for the purpose of birth control can meet and discuss their experiences. Topics include methods used, information about the procedure, health before and after the procedure, etc. To subscribe, go to POST_TUBAL's web page.
POWR-L, the Psychology of Women Resource List, is cosponsored by Division 35 of the APA and the Association for Women in Psychology. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion of current topics, research, teaching strategies, practice issues, and public policy, and to publicize relevant information. Send standard subscription message (SUB POWR-L Your Name) to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.URI.EDU or via the web interface at http://listserv.uri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=powr-l&A=1.
PPD (Post-Partum Depression) is a list for mothers with post-partum depression and those who have survived it. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PPD Your Email Address to MAJORDOMO@BLKBOX.COM . For more information, see the PPD web site.
PRECONC is a pre-conception list for parents trying to become pregnant. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PRECONC to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . Related information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
PREGNANCY TODAY, formerly YOUR PREGNANCY, is a set of twelve e-mail lists (one for each month of the year) that provide people expecting a baby in the specified month a forum where they can discuss pregnancy concerns, ask questions, and support, help, and advise each other. The lists can be high volume (upwards of 100 messages per day in many cases), so you may prefer to sign up for the digest version, which consolidates the messages into a large bundle to reduce e-mail clutter. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE <month> or SUBSCRIBE <month>-digest (e.g., SUBSCRIBE FEBRUARY or SUBSCRIBE FEBRUARY-DIGEST) to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . More information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
PRETENURES is a list designed to support women in computer science who are junior faculty members--i.e., those who are pre-tenure. To join this list or to obtain more information about this and other lists for women in computer science, see the Recent PhD Graduates website.
PREVENT-CONNECT is "a moderated email list to discuss issues related to the prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence. Hundreds of people interested in prevention programs participate in this group." PREVENT-CONNECT is "where local, state, national, and tribal agencies and organizations will discuss how to develop, implement, and evaluate effective violence against women prevention initiatives." The list is affiliated with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). For more information or to subscribe, go to the Prevent-Connect web page on Yahoo Groups.
PROFEM is a pro-feminist list with a focus on men, masculinities, and gender relations. The list's purpose is to promote dialogue and networking among men and women concerned with gender justice and the elimination of sexism and gender inequalities, to circulate information on new initiatives, research, and resources, and to provide a virtual community to men and women who may feel isolated in their political efforts and/or their personal realisations and struggles. For more information, see the PROFEM web page.
PSEWLEAD - see CampusWomenLead.
PUBLISHING-FEMINISM serves the needs and interests of feminists involved in all aspects of publishing, be it scholarly, academic, progressive, popular press, or electronic. The list is open to anyone (professionals, academics, students, independent scholars, etc.) who would like to engage in dialogues focusing on feminism and publishing. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PUBLISHING-FEMINISM Your Name to LISTPROC@LISTS.COLORADO.EDU .
PWINET-L has been established by Division 35, the Psychology of Women Division of the American Psychological Association, to enhance discussion among feminist psychologists interested in international research or practice. The list is not automated; if you wish to subscribe, send a note with your email address to Dr. Irene Hanson Frieze, whose address is FRIEZE AT PITT.EDU (replace the AT with an @ sign and remove the spaces around it).
QFAMILY is a forum for discussing "queer family issues." "All members of the queer family community are welcome, including parents, co-parents, parent wannabes, children, grandparents, counselors, ministers, attorneys, straight spouses, researchers, or anyone else with a valid and recognizable interest" in the queer family community. For more info, send the message INFO QFAMILY to email@example.com. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE QFAMILY to the above majordomo address.
QUEERCHOICE is a very radical list for queers who are queer by choice and proud of it. The list is open to all genders. For more information or to subscribe, go to the QUEERCHOICE web page.QSA (Queer Studies Aotearoa) aims to connect scholars and activists working in the areas of feminism, queer studies, cultural studies, and gay, lesbian and bi-sexual rights. It will provide an opportunity for discussion in these areas and networking with those interesting in queer studies and activism outside Aotearoa. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE QSA to MAJORDOMO@MASSEY.AC.NZ .
QSTUDY-L is a forum for academic discussions pertaining to queer theory, an umbrella term encompassing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual/transgender studies. To subscribe, go to the QSTUDY-L web site.
QW is a list for women (and interested men) who wish to discuss the electronic game Quake. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE QW to MAJORDOMO@EVCOM.NET .
RANDIAN-FEMINISM is "a forum for Objectivist Feminists and Randian Feminists--people who share a common interest in Feminist philosophy, issues and perspectives, and in Ayn Rand's ideas and philosophy." For more information or to subscribe, see the RANDIAN-FEMINISM web site.
ResearcHers is a list limited to women active in computer science research in industry, government labs, and academia. It is not for developers, managers, or other non-researchers, nor for students, even if they are doing research. It is now under the aegis of the Anita Borg Institute. For more information or to join the list, go to the ResearcHers web page .
RIMA "RIMA – Red Informativa de Mujeres de Argentina es un proyecto de comunicación que se realiza a través de una lista de distribución por correo electrónico homónima, dedicada a la información y el intercambio entre mujeres feministas, periodistas, organizaciones del movimiento de mujeres, investigadoras, estudiantes, y activistas del país y también de países de Latinoamérica." For more information or to subscribe to this Spanish-language list, see RIMA-lista web page or the broader RIMA web site.
The email forums RURALCONNECT and RURALWOMYN, which focused on all aspects of being a woman in rural America, no longer exist. These forums' concerns can now be discussed on the Rural Woman Zone on Facebook.
ASACREDGROVE is a group for pagan women of all paths to come together and talk about books and writing, be it pagan-influenced or something completely different. Share book reviews and recommendations, discuss pagan topics and women's issues, or contribute any of your own writings. For more information or to subscribe, see the ASacredGrove web page.SAGrrls is a Yahoo groups forum for, by, and about South Asian lesbians and bisexual women. The purpose of the forum is to create a safe space and to establish a network for individuals to exchange information and share thoughts, feelings, and ideas. "South Asian" includes women whose heritage is linked to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or Tibet. The forum is open to any lesbian or bisexual woman who self-identifies in part or whole as a South Asian or who has some significant familial South Asian heritage. To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the SAGrrls Yahoo Groups page. You may have to register first with Yahoo and then agree that you are 18 or older before you can access the page.
SAHMU (Stay at Home Moms United) is a discussion and support list for all stay-at-home moms. Women who are moms-to-be or are currently working out of the home but trying to stay at home are also quite welcome. The list is not to bash working out of the home moms. For more information or to subscribe, see the SAHMU Yahoo Groups page.
SANS UTERI is an unmoderated hysterectomy forum open to all women who have had, or are considering, a hysterectomy. The list also encourages participation of women's significant others. There is now a $12 annual subscription fee. For more information or to subscribe, see the SANS UTERI web site.
SAPPHO is a forum and support group for gay and bisexual women. Membership is open to all women and is limited to women. For more information, contact SAPPHO-REQUEST@APOCALYPSE.ORG.
SAWNET (South Asian Women's Net) is a discussion group for women from the south asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) as well as women from other parts of the world interested in the concerns of south asian women. This forum is open only to women. For information about subscribing, see the <"http://www.sawnet.org/">SAWNET list's web page.
SEALS is a high-volume list where self-identified lesbians over the age of 35 can discuss ideas, have fun, get support, vent, do networking, and make friends. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SEALS <your e-mail address> to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG . You will be asked to confirm. If SEALS' 100-person maximum has been reached when you try to subscribe, you will be asked whether you wish to be put on a waiting list.
SECOND WIVES LIST, for women only, offers support for second wives and provides an opportunity for women in this position to talk about issues that are affecting their daily lives. Some topics of discussion include ex-wives, step-children, child support issues, communication with spouse, in-laws, etc. To subscribe, send an email message to REMARRIED@AOL.COM and in the body of the message type SUBSCRIBE followed by your email address.
SELF_DEFENSE_FOR_WOMEN is a Yahoo Groups forum for women who are active in the martial arts or who are interested in self defense. For more information or to subscribe, see the Self_Defense_For_Women Yahoo group web page.
SEX-L is a forum for issues related to sexuality and relationships. It includes sexually explicit conversation. More information is available at the SEX-L web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SEX-L Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU .
SEXTALK is a list for intellectual discussion of issues related to sexuality. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SEXTALK Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU .
SGA (SCIENCE, GENDER, AND AFTERSCHOOL) is a moderated list for afterschool practitioners, educators, scientists, researchers, intermediaries, policymakers, and parents who are interested in increasing girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The list provides members an opportunity to share ideas and exchange information with others interested in increasing participation in STEM through afterschool programming. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SGA FirstName LastName to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AED.ORG. For more information, see the Science, Gender, and Afterschool website.
SHAMS-AL-NISA, a women and Islam forum, has been set up for the discussion and debate of issues relating to the rights of women in Islam, including Muslim personal law and campaigns around gender in Islam and the Muslim community. For more information or to subscribe, see the SHAMS-AL-NISA web page.SH-WORKING-CLASS-LIST is designed primarily for working-class academics, including graduate students. It deals with issues related to a working-class background and focuses especially on the intersection of race, class, and gender. For more information or to subscribe, see the SH-WORKING-CLASS-LIST web page.
SINC-IC (Sisters in Crime - Internet Chapter) is a list for female mystery writers. The list serves as both a newsletter and a forum for discussion of relevant issues. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SINC-IC to MAJORDOMO@MYSTERY.COM .
SINGLEMOMS offers single mothers, 25 and under, a place to meet new people and share experiences, advice, and friendship. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SINGLEMOMS to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM . You can also subscribe from the SINGLEMOMS web site.
SINGLE-W is a list where scholars who study "single women" (however defined - which is itself part of the dialogue) can ask questions, exchange information, and network informally. To subscribe, send a blank email message with the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject header to SINGLE-W-REQUEST@MEDUSANET.CA More information is available at the Scholars of Single Women web site.
SISS (Sisters in Sobriety) is a closed email women's meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. To join the group, send an email message to email@example.com stating your adherence to the Third Tradition of AA: "The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking."
SISTANET is a list for lesbians, bisexual and transgendered women of African descent who are 18 or older. If you wish to subscribe, please first send a brief bio to SISTAHS@QUEERNET.ORG. The Subject: header should say "Re: Bio." The body of the message should contain the text of your bio. If you have questions about the list, send them to the list facilitator at the abovementioned address. This information is also available by sending the message INFO SISTANET to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG .
SISTER-L focuses on "the history and contemporary concerns of Catholic women religious (sisters and nuns)." The list is open to scholars, practitioners, and others interested in these issues. Send subscription requests to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU . A little more information is available at LSoft's Sister-L page.
SISTER-SHARE, the first "online Relief Society" for LDS (Latter Day Saints) women, is a place for women to talk with one another, share experiences, ask for and give advice, and get to know one another in a gospel context. The list is open only to LDS women and their interested female friends. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SISTER-SHARE Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTS.PSU.EDU .For more information, send the message INFO SISTER-SHARE to the same address.
SISTERSNCHRIST is a high-volume list for "born-again Christian ladies who aim for a deeper walk with the Lord....We are basically a list of women who homeschool, allow God to plan our families, dress modestly, and aim to submit to God, and our husbands." For more information or to subscribe, see the SISTERSNCHRIST web page. You can also subscribe by sending an email to SistersnChristfirstname.lastname@example.org.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that occurs each year from November 25 to December 10; it calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women through demonstrations, art exhibits, TV shows, seminars, and more. The communication that used to take place on an email forum of the same name now apparently takes place on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. More information can be found at http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/home.html .
SMASH-LIST is for women who are breaking the stereotypes. The original SMASH! concept focused found expression on a website dealing with women's negative body images, but the SMASH-LIST expands this concept to cover women smashing stereotypes at work, at home, in their identity, their behavior, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE to SMASH-LIST-REQUEST@DANDYWEB.COM .
SOBERDYKES "is intended to support women-identified (lesbian and women-loving bi) women in recovery from alcohol or drug dependence. The list is not at this time intended for the significant others of women in recovery." For more information, send the message INFO SOBERDYKES to MAJORDOMO@VECTOR.CASTI.COM . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SOBERDYKES Your Name <your e-address> to the same MAJORDOMO address.
SOBERDYKES 12 STEP SUPPORT LIST is for women-identified women who are in 12-step recovery programs for substance abuse. For more information or to subscribe, go to the SOBERDYKES web site. NOTE: this list has no connection to the abovementioned SOBERDYKES list on casti.com .
SOBERDYKES: WOMEN IN RECOVERY SUPPORT LIST is open to women of all sexual orientations: "straight, lesbian, bi, transsexual, whatever." The women are in recovery for many issues and utilize many different recovery programs. The sharing is general and unstructured. You can subscribe from the SOBERDYKES web site. NOTE: this list has no connection to the abovementioned SOBERDYKES list on casti.com .
soc.feminism, soc.women, and soc.men - See USENET, below.
soc.support.pregnancy.loss is a Google (formerly Usenet) newsgroup for supportive discussion and suggestions about dealing with a terminated pregnancy. Both women and men participate. For more information about Usenet, see USENET, below.
soc.women.lesbian-and-bi is a moderated Google (formerly Usenet) newsgroup for discussion of lesbian and bisexual women's concerns. For more information about Usenet, see USENET, below.
SONGBIRDS is a list devoted to discussions of the legendary female vocalists of "classic pop" and jazz whose careers flourished between the 1930s and the 1960s: Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughn, June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, Lena Horne, etc. You can get more information and/or subscribe at the SONGBIRDS web page.
SOPHIASGATHERING is a community of women (only) who "hunger to find our reflection in God and to be included in the language of our faith traditions. We are especially a place where women who relate in any way to Christianity may speak freely of being feminist." For more information or to subscribe, see the SOPHIASGATHERING web page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sophiasgathering .
SPALS (Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support) is a supportive list for people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. For more information or to subscribe, see the SPALS web site.
SSAWW-L, formerly LEGACY, is run by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and is "devoted to discussions which foster the study and appreciation of all American women writers," and for discussion of the Society and its journal, Legacy. To subscribe to SSAWW-L, go to the SSAWW-L web page .
A_STAR_TREK_WOMAN is a list for women who love the characters in Star Trek and want to talk about them and why we find them so attractive. For more information or to subscribe, go to the A_Star_Trek_Woman web page.
STEIN-L is an academically inspired electronic discussion list and virtual salon on the art of Gertrude Stein and issues pertinent to it, such as Modernism, Postmodernism, Women Writers, Expatriate Literature, Sexuality and Gender, and many more. For more information, see the STEIN-L web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE STEIN-L Your Name to LISTPROC@UCDAVIS.EDU . Leave the subject line blank.
STEPMOMS is a list for women who are in the stepmother role, whether through marriage or through a significant other relationship. Stepmothers often have very few resources to draw upon in dealing with this challenge, and STEPMOMS seeks to provide a supportive and encouraging forum in which to discuss all topics relating to being a stepmother. You can subscribe at the stepmoms web page.STONEBUTCH is a list for Stone Butches and Stone Femmes and Femmes to socialize, bond, and discuss gender theory. For more information or to subscribe, see the STONEBUTCH web page. .
STONEBUTCH appears to be similar to the preceding one, but not identical. This list is for discussion of Stone Butch, Stone Femme (Femmes who love Stone Butches) issues and Butch/Femme relationships. More information is available at this STONEBUTCH web site. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE STONEBUTCH to MAJORDOMO@GROUPS.QUEERNET.ORG .
STONEFEMME is a private discussion list for queer and lesbian women who identify as Femme and who are attracted to and/or coupled with very masculine Butches. Discussion focuses on the gender of Femme and the issues that surround this specific identity. For more information or to subscribe, see the STONEFEMME web page.
SUFIWOMEN-DIALOGUE is a forum for Sufi women from diverse cultural backgrounds who share a dedication to the goals of Sufism and wish to exchange ideas, traditions, concerns, and teachings. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject header to SUFIWOMEN-DIALOGUE-REQUEST@IAS.ORG . The body of the message should contain the single word SUBSCRIBE .
SURVIVE! is an unmoderated list for divorced women. It offers a forum for discussing personal finances and how to survive divorce financially. Subscribers share their knowledge and experience about such topics as insurance, credit cards, legal problem, buying a car, etc. To subscribe, send the message JOIN SURVIVE! to LISTSERV@CITADEL.NET . For more information, contact the listowner, Dr. Leonard Manion (CEO@CITADEL.NET).
SWIP-L is an information and discussion list for members of the Society for Women in Philosophy and others interested in feminist philosophy. See also the list's web site. Subscription messages should be sent to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UH.EDU .
SWS-L facilitates discussion of scientific and social action issues among the members of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). "SWS is an international organization of sociologists and others dedicated to maximizing the effectiveness of and professional opportunities for women in sociology; exploring the contributions which sociology can, does, and should make to the investigation and humanization of current sex roles; and improving the quality of life." Subscription to SWS-L is limited to members of SWS. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SWS-L Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.URI.EDU.
SXSGEOG is a list sponsored by the Sexuality and Space SubGroup of the Association of American Geographers. it is designed to foster discussion among researchers in geography interested in questions of sexuality and space. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SXSGEOG Your Name to LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU .
SYSTERS is a women-only forum designed for professional women in computer science. Topics vary, but include introductions, job listings, book reviews, discrimination, "what should I do" situations, and setting up systers meetings at conferences. It is also a place to organize efforts to change or influence policies affecting women in computer science. To subscribe, see information at the SYSTERS web page.
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