Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites:

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Making Face, Making Soul: A Chicana Feminist Homepage
(Susana Gallardo's site offers a wealth of resources about Chicana life: biographies, bibliographies, syllabi, literature, other cultural resources, and more.)

Manushi: A Journal about Women and Society
(Articles from the journal, based in India, and links to other sites focusing on Indian women)

Mapping the World of Women's Information Services
(A searchable database of women's information services available throughout the world. The aim of the Mapping the World project is to increase the visibility of women's information services and to facilitate access to gender-specific information among women, women's organizations, policy makers, and general information services.)

Math Cats
(Teacher/mother Wendy Petti has created a wonderfully engaging and visually striking site that brings mathematics to life through math-related art, crafts, games, facts, and more. Math Cats will probably appeal most to elementary and middle school students, though some of its offerings will intrigue people of any age. "Older Cats" (parents and teachers) will find a useful idea bank of math activities and resources, as well as a newsletter. Though Math Cats is not designed specifically for girls, many girls are among its most enthusiastic audience.)

The Math Forum @ Drexel
(A page of highly selective, annotated links to sites dealing with gender equity in math and science)

Media Portrayals of Girls and Women
(This bi-lingual [English/French] Canadian site "provides a snapshot of the issues around the media's portrayal of women and girls -- from effects on body image and self-identity to ramifications in sports and politics. It looks at the economic interests behind the objectification and eroticization of females by the media as well as efforts to counter negative stereotyping." Also included on the site are sections dealing with media portrayal of "ethnic and visible minorities," aboriginal people, men and masculinity, gays and lesbians, and whiteness and white privilege, as well as resources for teachers and parents. From Canada's non-profit Media Awareness Network.)

Media Report to Women
(A quarterly newsletter that provides information on all types of media--television, radio, film, cable, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, the Internet, and other emerging media--and the way in which they depict women and issues of interest to women. Detailed summaries of current and back issues are available online.)

Medical Humanities Dissertations - Women's Health and History
(This resource from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides a monthly listing of selected doctoral dissertations from around the world that deal with a variety of medical humanities issues, including a large section dealing with Women's Health and History. The listing begins with dissertations completed in 2001 and continues to the present. Each entry includes an abstract; it is also possible to read the first few pages of the dissertation, and, if one wishes, to purchase a copy of the entire work.)

Medieval Women
(An imaginative, multimedia web site that seeks to represent what life was like for women in medieval Europe. Includes extensive use of music, graphics, text, and lists of sources. Created by a team of professors, students, and technical staff at McMaster University in Canada.)

Medscape - Women's Health
(The Medscape site offers full-text, peer-reviewed articles, literature reviews, and medical news "for health professionals and interested consumers.")

Medline Plus: Menopause
(Medline Plus, from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, provides high-quality information about many health issues. The page on the Menopause is a good example. It offers overviews of menopause, news, information about symptoms, treatments, alternative therapies, clinical trials, research, related issues, and more. Limited sections are also available in Spanish.)

The Men's Bibliography
(Michael Flood, of the Australian National University, has compiled and continues to update this extensive bibliography containing 12000+ entries in 36 categories, including a number that are women-related, such as general writing on gender, pornography, violence and responses to violence, men and feminism, general works on sexuality, lesbian sexualities, bisexuality, women and sexuality, and more.)

MentorNet
(National mentoring network for women in engineering and science. Site includes information about the program, a list of participating institutions, guides for students and mentors, and links to other resources for women and other underrepresented groups interested in science and engineering.)

Merck Manual of Medical Information: Women's Health Issues
(Section 22 of the Home Edition of the Merck Manual offers extensive information about women's health issues.)

Middle East & Islamic Studies Collection: Women & Gender Issues
(Links to news articles, essays, and other online material about women and gender in the Middle East, put together by a specialist bibliographer at the Cornell University Library.)

Military Woman Home Page
(Issues affecting women in the military)

MINCAVA: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
(A Center at the University of Minnesota, MINCAVA provides an extensive online collection of information and other resources about violence and abuse. Its more than 50 sections include such women-related issues as dating violence, GLBT community, parenting, pornography, prostitution, sexual violence, and stalking.)

The Minerva Center
(The Center and the web site are devoted to supporting study of women in war and women in the military. Includes good links to related sites.)

The Misinformation Clearinghouse
(The National Council for Research on Women's website has added this section to call attention to the fact that "over the past few years, vital data has been deleted, buried, distorted, or has otherwise gone missing from government websites and publications." Included on the site is a downloadable NCRW report entitled MISSING: Information About Women's Lives, which documents how these changes and exclusions affect women's lives. Also included is a "Misinformation Blog" that updates and adds to the report, and a Resource Exchange--links to sites where accurate information about women's and girls' lives can be found. The site provides an opportunity for readers to submit information.)

Momox.org
(Very useful web site developed by Ruta Sevo, formerly Program Director for Research on Gender in Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation. The site focuses heavily on resources for getting more women and girls into science and engineering.)

moé pi toé
(Formerly called The Initiative, moé pi toé [you and me] is an e-zine designed to promote the voices of Franco-American women. The zine includes news, reviews, fiction, poetry, essays, research, and more. Sponsored by the Franco-American Women's Institute.)

Monastic Matrix: Resources for the Study of Women's Religious Communities
(An ongoing collaborative effort by an international group of scholars of medieval history, religion, art history, archaeology, and other disciplines. The goal is "to document the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe." Includes biographies, community profiles, bibliography, glossary, archives of articles, an image library, and more.)

The Most Influential Women in Technology
(An article from the January 14, 2009 issue of Fast Company. It profiles women in seven categories: Executives, Evangelists, Braniacs, Entrepreneurs, Activists, Gamers, and Bloggers. It also contains a link to an earlier article, The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0.)

MsMoney.com
(Financial advice and resources for women. This searchable site differs from a number of other seemingly similar sites in that almost all the resources highlighted on MsMoney focus on women rather than being generic financial advice repackaged for women. Among the sections on MsMoney are Budgeting, Insurance, Relationships, Elder Care, Kids and Money, Success Stories, and Women in Business. Other resources include tools and calculators and interviews with authors of financial books for women.)

Mujeres en Red: el periódico feminista
(An interesting Spanish-language site that describes itself as "el portal de género en Internet." It covers a vast array of feminist issues, among them Comunicación, Cultura, Economía, Empoderamiento, Globalización, Igualdad, Lenguaje, Política, Salud, Sociedad de la Información, Tecnología, Violencia de género, and a lot more.)

MUM: Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
(Harry Finley created this site and, according to the site, an actual physical museum as well. The site offers an interesting, often humorous exhibit devoted to menstruation.)

Muslim Women's Homepage
(Huma Ahmad's site offers extensive links to information about "the true stance Islam takes on gender issues and the role of women.")

Muslim Women's League
(Web site of "a nonprofit American Muslim organization working to implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal and vital contributors to society." The site includes news and analysis, essays, position papers, recommended reading, links to related sites, and more.)

Muslim Women's Studies
(Sponsored by the Zahira Abdin Chair for the Study of Women and Gender, this web site offers a number of essays that combine women's studies with a focus on Islam. More resources are planned. The essays and other materials all seem to be the work of Mona Abul-Fadl.)

N.Paradoxa
(An international online feminist art journal that seeks to explore the paradoxes of feminism and the art world today. Published quarterly, it contains full-text articles, book reviews, information on women's arts organizations, and links to relevant sites.)

NARAL Pro-Choice America
Information and news about reproductive rights and health issues, legislative initiatives and alerts, campus organizing, and NARAL.)

National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women (NCCTRW)
(Resources for creating a more inclusive curriculum in higher and secondary education. Includes publications, consultants, links, forums, and more.)

National Center for Policy Research for Women and Families
(This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization's web site provides news and information about policy research on such issues as social security, breast implants, breast cancer, poverty and welfare, violence, women's health, children's health, and work and family. It invites researchers in these fields to tell the Center about their work, which the Center will then try to make more widely available.)

National Center for Women and Information Technology
(Established in 2004, the National Center for Women and Information Technology is a coalition of more than 100 corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in information technology. The website offers varied resources related to this mission.)

National Center on Women and Aging
(Sponsored by Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the web site includes a section on publications, many of which are available online, and a section of annotated links to information about Health, Aging, Housing, Caregiving, Financial Security, and other relevant sites.)

National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
(Site includes bibliography of papers and reports on campus climates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, links to campus lgbt resource center sites, and related resources.)

National First Ladies' Library
(This slow-loading site that ignores the needs of text browsers is nonetheless useful, at least to those with a graphical browser and patience. It provides a portrait or photograph, a brief biography, and an admirable, well-organized, partially annotated bibliography for each first lady of the United States, as well as information about the actual National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio.)

National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science
(The National Institute, formerly IWITTS, is dedicated to integrating women into nontraditional careers by providing training, technical assistance, and publications to schools and employers. The web site offers resources for assessing how well high schools are preparing girls for nontraditional careers, strategies for recruiting more women and girls into information technology, information about preventing sexual harassment, and more. Of special note is the WomenTech Portal.)

National Museum of Women's History
(A cyber museum devoted to women's history. The main exhibit, richly illustrated, concerns the American women's suffrage movement.)

National Organization for Women (NOW)
(News, legislative updates, action alerts, links to key issues, and info about NOW.)

National Partnership for Women and Families
(Formerly the Women's Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership now focuses on Health Care and on Work and Family issues. The new website offers resources in both these areas.)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
(A clearinghouse of information [reports, news, statistics, state and national organizations, federal agencies, legal and medical resources, related web sites] about sexual violence and its prevention.)

National Women's Hall of Fame
(Web site affiliated with the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Like its physical counterpart, the web site provides information about American women who have made major contributions to "the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science." The women are listed alphabetically, and the site is searchable.)

National Women's Health Information Center
(Also called "4women.gov," this site offers many links to women's health information to lay people and health professionals. Special sections on topics such as girls' health, heart disease, disabilities, and pregnancy. One section offers extensive resources focusing on minority women). Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Women's Health Resource Center
(This non-profit organization's site, also called "Healthy Women," offers extensive information about many aspects of women's health. In addition to sections devoted to a wide variety of health issues, the site includes frequently-updated news coverage of women's health, a library of recommended books available for purchase at the site or elsewhere, web-based discussion forums, information about national and community health services, and more.)

National Women's History Project
(Site devoted to explaining, promoting, and helping to identify resources for National Women's History Month. Includes ideas to use for local programs, a listing of exemplary programs, a directory of women's history performers, a women's history quiz, and extensive women's history links, as well as information about a catalog of items for sale.)

National Women's Justice Coalition
(This Australian organization's site offers extensive information about resources relating to promoting women's legal equality and women's justice issues.)

National Women's Law Center
(Organization whose mission is "to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives." Its informative web site provides news, information, and activist alerts in support of its mission in such categories as Athletics, Child & Family Support, Education, Employment, Health, Social Security, and more.)

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
(NWSA is the professional organization for Women's Studies in the United States.)

NEEDS Digital Library
(The National Engineering Education Delivery System [NEEDS] is a searchable digital library of learning resources for engineering education. It contains an extensive collection of gender equity resources [use the site's search capability].)

Nerd Girls
(A website that celebrates "smart-girl individuality," promotes the idea that "Brains are beautiful" and "Geek is chic," and aims "to encourage other girls to change their world through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, while embracing their feminine power." The site includes relevant news, profiles of half a dozen Nerd Girls, a blog, a "Dear Abby"-like column called "Ask Dr Karen," information about the Nerd Girls movement, and an short video featuring a number of young women who see themselves as Nerd Girls.)

Nervy Girl
(Calling itself "the thinking woman's magazine, Nervy Girl aims to "celebrate and encourage women in their diversity, achievements, interests, and ideas and provide a platform to address and discuss women's issues. The current issue is available online. Back issues, available by mail, have been devoted to Feminism, Reproductive Health, Erotica, Islam, Humor, and more.)

NetFemme
(French Canadian site offering Internet resources on issues affecting French-speaking women: governmental and non-governmental organizations, health, activism, gay and lesbian resources, cultural events, e-mail lists, and more.)

Netwoman
(Tracy Kennedy, a graduate student in Sociology at the University of Toronto, has created this exceptionally interesting blog (i.e., web log) focusing on gender, technology, and the Internet. In addition to news and views about these topics, it includes an archive, links to other blogs, links to other relevant sites, and a link to Kennedy's homepage.)

Network of East-West Women
(Site offers news of independent women's movements in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, plus projects, publications, and links to related sites.)

Network of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies in Europe (N.O.I.S.E.)
(Extensive information about the network of women's studies programs in Europe)

New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering
(Selections from a book by Pat McNees that synthesizes findings and practical suggestions from 224 NSF-funded projects that studied "differences in the ways girls and boys learn (and react to) math, science, and technology in the classroom and identifies ways to make science more appealing as a subject and as a possible career — to all students, but especially to girls and to minority students." The page includes a number of links to other works, including some dealing with girls and science.)

New Game Plus
(This interesting blog by Ariel Wetzel, a college undergraduate, focuses primarily but by no means exclusively on women and video games.)

19th-Century American Women Writers - see Society for the Study of American Women Writers, below.

The Ninety-Nines
(The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of women pilots. The web site provides information about the role of women in aviation, pioneering women pilots, and those flying today, along with resources to support women/girls interested in becoming pilots.)

Nobel Prize Women in Science
(The National Academy Press site offers the complete text of Sharon Bertsch McGrayne's book Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, 2nd edition (2001), as well as the opportunity to buy it in paperback at a discount. The book includes biographies of the ten women who have won the Nobel Prize in science and five other women whose work contributed substantially to others' attaining this honor. The online text is fully searchable.)

No Girls Allowed!
(Melissa Koch's 1994 article in Technos Quarterly describes factors that may cause some girls to turn away from technology.)

NonTraditional News
(The web page of Foundation for Role Equity Education (FREE) contains articles arguing for a blurring of gender distinctions and the elimination of sex-based discrimination through education.)

Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Research (NIKK)
(Bilingual site [Norwegian/English] offering information and useful links concerning women's/gender studies research, resources, and activities in Europe.)

North American Menopause Society
(NAMS is a non-profit organization that aims to provide current, accurate information about menopause to both health practitioners and the public. Among the resources the site offers is a core curriculum study guide, current news, a suggested reading list, and more. You may have to burrow through the site's major sections to find what's available.)

Notable Women Ancestors
(Biographies of well-known and not-so-well-known women in history, arranged in categories both traditional [e.g., Artists, Authors, Educators, Politicians] and unusual [Humorous, Notorious, Survivors, Witches], as well as along ethnic/racial lines [African American, Native American, Pioneers & Emigrants], and more. Also, good sets of links to other women's history sites and genealogy sites.)

NOT-2-LATE.com: The Emergency Contraception Website
(This site, under the aegis of Princeton University and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, offers high-quality information about emergency contraception--what it is, what kinds there are, where emergency contraception can be found, and more, including an extensive section of Frequently Asked Questions. The site is peer-reviewed by a panel of outside experts.)

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund - see Legal Momentum
OBGYN.net Clinical Links
(Regularly updated collection of links for health professionals in obstetrics and gynecology. See also the set of links for lay people under Women's Health (OBGYN.net)

Office of Women's Business Ownership
(Sponsored by the U.S. government's Small Business Administration, this site offers links to selected resources for women who own a business or hope to do so.)

Old Boys Network
(The Old Boys Network describes itself as "the First International Cyberfeminist Organisation." The web site offers work by Faith Wilding, Helene von Oldenburg, and others attempting to explain what cyberfeminism is and is not, as well as links to related sites.)

Online Birth Center
(Information and resources concerning midwifery, pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.)

OnlineWomeninPolitics.org
(This web site, managed by the Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics, provides news, statistics, resources, and other information concerning women's participation in politics, governance, and decision making internationally. )

Online Women's Business Center
(Site devoted to helping women start and run their own business. Large library of articles on marketing, finance, management, technology, and procurement issues. Also offers online forums, extensive links to related sites, and more.)

Ontario Consultants on Relgious Tolerance
(This valuable site includes [under "Hot Topics"] essays and information about religious positions on abortion, homosexuality, female clergy, and other controverial issues.)

Ontario Women's Justice Network
(The Ontario Women's Justice Network web site examines various women's justice issues, follows relevant news items, and provides legal information and links to services and resources specifically related to Ontario and Canadian law. Among the specific issues covered are partner abuse, sexual assault, custody and access, child support, mediation, emotional abuse, stalking, equality issues, and sexual harassment.)

On the Issues Magazine: The Progressive Woman's Magazine
(This is the online successor to the award-winning print publication On the Issues Magazine, a progressive, feminist quarterly that published from 1983-1999. The online content is in much the same vein as the former print publication. In addition to current articles and commentary, the site offers an archive of the print issues.)

Open Directory Project: Women's Studies
(Gerri Gribi, who is knowledgeable about Women's Studies, is in charge of the Women's Studies section of this Yahoo-like directory. Among the many valuable sub-sections is one for Performers and Speakers.)

The Orlando Project: An Integrated History of Women's Writing in the British Isles
("A collaborative enterprise combining interdisciplinary research and humanities computing to produce the first full scholarly history of women's writing in the British isles.")

Other Women's Voices: Translations of Women's Writing Before 1700
(Dorothy Disse has provided an exceptionally valuable source of information about and links to texts by more than 120 women who wrote a substantial amount before 1700 and whose work has been translated into English [many entries include links to texts in the original languages as well]. The site includes writers from West, South, and East Asia as well as from Europe.)

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Companion Website
(The classic book about women's health and sexuality, Our Bodies, Ourselves, currently in its 8th edition, now has a very useful companion website. The site provides abundant information and links arranged into eight categories: Taking Care of Ourselves, Relationships and Sexuality, Sexual Health, Reproductive Choices, Child-Bearing, Growing Older, Medical Problems and Procedures, and Knowledge is Power. It also offers excerpts and resources organized around the book's 32 chapters.)

Out of the Cave: Exploring Gray's Anatomy
(Essays by Kathleen Trigiani that examine John Gray's Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus and propose alternatives to Gray.)

OutTakes: Lesbianism in Film
(More than 1000 films with lesbian content are listed with brief reviews. Site includes photos, essays, film trailers, screensavers, and even its own talk radio station.)

The Paideia Project Online
(Archive of more than 700 papers presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy in 1998. One section, containing 15 papers, is entitled Philosophy and Gender. In addition, it is possible to search on names or keywords such as "feminist," "gender," and "women" to locate papers.)

Pair Programming Research at UC Santa Cruz
(Pair programming has been identified as a way to make computer programming more attractive to women and girls. This site includes more than a dozen articles, including some that directly address gender issues, such as "Pair Programming Strategies for Middle School Girls," "Female Computer Science Students Who Pair-Program Persist," and "Retaining Women in Computer Science: The Impact of Pair Programming Project Update.")

PCOS Challenge
(A website offering resources and support for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The site includes a web forum, member blogs, videos, groups (e.g., Fitness with PCOS, Overcoming Depression), a calendar of events, and links to related resources. To maintain members' privacy and to encourage discussion, the site requires that people sign up in order to view or use most of the site's offerings.)

PDK Poster Project: Using Visual Means to Challenge Stereotypes
(The PDK Project has two major goals: to promote "awareness and appreciation of science and technology by humanizing the image of research science and scientists" and to support women and girls who choose to pursue careers related to the physical sciences and mathematics. The site's resources include 36 visually stunning posters; study guides to accompany each poster; videos, interviews, and biographies of the poster participants; links to related sites; and more.)

Les Pénélopes
(Website of Les Pénélopes, a French feminist organization. Available in French, English, and Spanish, the site offers news, features, reports, events, portraits, and other resources of interest to feminists internationally.)

People With a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History
(Paul Halsall has created a vast and impressive resource that attempts to cover LGBT history "in all periods, and in all regions of the world," and the web resources that deal with it. Arranged in chapters, the site offers historical overviews and links to hundreds of discussions, fiction and non-fiction texts, reviews, and other links, as well as a large, partly annotated bibliography.)

PhDs.org: Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources
(This site offers everything from basic information about careers in science, math, and engineering to how to choose a graduate school, issues concerning postdocs, the job market, finding a job in science, and more. There's surprisingly little attention to gender issues, but it's nonetheless a very useful site.)

Picturing Women
(Based on a 2004 exhibit, this interesting site "explores how women are figured, fashioned, turned into portraits, and told about in words and pictorial narrative." The site juxtaposes art and artifacts from the past and present in order to ask questions such as "what constitutes female identity?" "how is it culturally constructed in images, artifacts, and texts?" and "what roles have these artifacts played in defining women's places in society, how they have been pictured historically and are pictured today?" Includes resources such as lesson plans, reading lists, a discussion forum, and more.)

Planned Parenthood: Issues and Action
(A Planned Parenthood site offering information about birth control, abortion, legislative initiatives, activist efforts involving reproductive rights, anti-choice threats to the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision, a daily blog, and more.)

Polaris Project: Combating Trafficking of Women and Children
(A site dedicated to combatting the trafficking of women and children worldwide, including the 50,000 trafficked annually in the United States. The site provides information about international trafficking, programs to combat trafficking, news, opportunities to take action, and links to HumanTrafficking.com, where one can report cases and search by country or state for trafficking databases.)

Pont des Arts Blog
(I include very few blogs in these listings, in part because there are better places to find out about blogs and in part because including blogs would make this already large listing excessively large. Every now and then, however, I make an exception. Women-related sci/tech blogs are one such exception, and Pont des Arts is another. Pont des Arts is a Spanish-language blog by Gabriela De Cicco, from Argentina. Updated almost every day, the blog offers interesting observations about the following topics: Activismo, Actualidad, Argentina, Art, Blogosfera, Cultura, Escribir, Feminismo, Lesbianas, Lgbt, Literatura, Mujeres, Musica, y Periodismo. Also included are links to related sites.)

Powercat: ein Webkatalog für Frauen
(German-language women-focused search engine.)

Power Surge
(Resources for women going through menopause; extensive links)

Preparing Women and Minorities for the IT Workforce: The Role of Nontraditional Educational Pathways
(A 2005 study by the AAAS that examines the surprisingly large role that "nontraditional educational pathways" play in preparing women and underrepresented minorities for the information technology (IT) workforce.)

Prostitutes' Education Network
(An information service about legislative and cultural issues as they affect prostitutes and other sex workers. It includes information for sex workers and activists/educators who study issues of decriminalization, human rights in the context of prostitution, violence against prostitutes and women, sex workers and pornography, as well as current trends in legislation and social policy in the U.S. and internationally.)

Queer Resources Directory
(Vast collection of Queer resources arranged into more than a dozen categories such as "youth," "health," "media," "religion," "activism," "workplace," and more.)

QueerTheory.com
(A vast collection of resources about queer theory, queer practice, queer everything. More than 150 topics, from Academics to Zines, as well as twelve "interrelated folios" and six indices: Names, Subjects, Authors, Book Topics, Scholars, and Organizations.)

Radical Women
(Radical Women describes itself as a socialist feminist organization and "the revolutionary wing of the women's movement and a strong feminist voice within the Left." The website includes links to activities and to extensive publications. El sitio incluye una sección con muchos recursos en español.)

Rainbow Query
(Vast collection of Queer links in 200 categories)

RAWA: Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
(Pro-human-rights, anti-fundamentalist activist site.)

Recruitment and Retention of Women Graduate Students in Computer Science and Engineering
(Report of an NSF-sponsored workshop organized by the Computing Research Association, San Francisco, June, 2000. Written by Janice Cuny and William Aspray, this best practices report is available as a pdf file, for which you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for download at no cost.)

Reflections of Girls in the Media: A Content Analysis
(This 1997 study by Prof. Nancy Signorelli examines the messages relating to body image, behavior, activities, and motivation sent to teen and pre-teen girls by four media: television shows and commercial, movies, music videos, and teen magazines. The study also captures the demographic makeup of the characters in the media consumed most often by young girls.)

ReproLine: Reproductive Health Online
("An educational, nonprofit source of up-to-date information on selected reproductive health topics," including contraception/family planning. The site is "designed for use by policymakers with a technical and/or clinical background," and for "individuals, particularly teachers and trainers." The nonprofit organization producing the website is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.)

Research on Young Women in Computer Science: Promoting High Technology for Girls
(Text of an invited presentation by Dr. Gail Crombie in 1999 to the annual meeting of the Professional Engineers of Ontario)

Research Foundations for Improving the Representation of Women in the Information Technology Workforce
(An extensive report arising from an NSF-sponsored "virtual workshop" held in late 1999. The report tries to address causes of the under-representation of women in the information technology workforce and what can be done about it. Available in Adobe Acrobat format.)

Researching History Online: Women
(An extensive collection of useful academic links. Part of a larger site devoted to researching history online.)

Resources for Businesswomen
(A useful collection of business resources, most of which are women-focused.)

Rete Informativa Lilith
(Rete Lilith is the Italian network of women's documentation centers, archives, and libraries. You can consult online two databases: one bibliographical and one archival. It also contains some links to related sites. In Italian.)

Review of Women's Studies
(A bilingual [English/Arabic] yearly publication from the Institute of Women's Studies at Birzeit University that deals with research on gender issues in Palestinian society in a range of disciplines. Full text of articles is available online.)

RFR/DRF: Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la recherche féministe
(Bilingual [English/French] Canadian scholarly journal that addresses Canadian and international feminist research issues and debates. Site includes descriptions and tables of contents going back to the early 1990s, along with links to online women-related journals, women's scholarly resources, and web search tools.)

RIMA: Red Informativa de Mujeres de Argentina
(This is the Spanish-language site for the Argentinian Women's Information Network. It includes news, a legal library, information about the RIMA email list, and well over a dozen other sections of information on such topics as Health, Childhood and Adolescence, Sexualities, and Violence, as well as links to related sites.)

The Rise and Fall: Women and Computer Science
(This paper by Hiromi S. Matsui and Parmit K. Chilana, both of Canada's Simon Fraser University, reviews the enrollment of women in science, engineering, and computer science from 1995 to 2001 and asks why there have been substantial increases in the number of women entering biology and chemistry but not physics, engineering, and computer science. The article is in pdf format and requires the use of a free Adobe Acrobat reader)

Elizabeth Robins Web Site
(Prof. Joanne E. Gates has created this valuable web site that provides resources about Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952), a relatively little-known American novelist, feminist activist, Ibsen actress, and suffrage lobbyist. The resources include full texts of her works, suggestions for teaching assignments, and links to related sites.)

The Roles, Reactions, and Attitudes of Women in Computer Science from the ENIAC into the 1990s
(An extensive paper written by student Carolyn B. Boyce for her Computer Science Colloquium at Beloit College in 1999. It includes a bibliography and an interesting Addendum from 2000.)

Romance Novels and Women's Fiction: A Reader's Guide
(Valerie Taylor's well-organized site provides abundant links to romance authors' homepages, publishers, reading groups, reviews, and more.)

Romance Writers' and Readers' Useful Links
(Jaclyn Reding's extensive site provides links to romance authors' homepages, publishers, writers' services, research resources, info about the British Isles and costuming, newsgroups and email lists, and more.)

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!
(Rosh Hodesh describes itself as "a values-based, experiential and transdenominational Jewish program that strengthens the self-esteem and Jewish identity of adolescent girls in grades 6-12." The web site describes the program and how to find or establish one and offers an extensive set of links to related sites.)

Rural Womyn Zone
(U.S.-based site offers resources and information for/about rural women worldwide. Includes news, political issues, articles, organizations, links, email lists and more.)

Russian Feminism Resources
(Information relating to Russian women, and the development of independent grass-roots feminism in Russia in recent years. Includes both English and Russian links.)

Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women
(Information about women in Buddhism and related links.)

Sally Ride Science
(Founded by former astronaut Sally Ride, Sally Ride Science is an organization whose mission is "to increase the number of girls who are technically literate and who have the foundation they need to go on in science, math, or engineering." The web site, intended for parents, teachers, and girls, provides information about why such efforts are needed and activities and resources designed to achieve this mission. Among the resources is a handbook for parents entitled Science Can Take Her Places!: Encouraging Your Daughter's Interest in Science, Math, and Technology.)

Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography
(Rutgers University law librarian Paul Axel-Lute has compiled this bibliography of books, web sites, and articles from scholarly journals dealing with same-sex marriage. Organized by both topic [including arguments for and against] and geographic area.)

Bernice Sandler's Web Site
(Celebrated for her pioneering work on such issues as women's educational equity, sexual harassment, the chilly classroom climate, and Title IX, Bernice Sandler has created a web site that provides a wealth of information and resources about these and related topics.)

SAWNET (South Asian Women's Issues)
(News and information about books, films, health, electronic resources, and more for women from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.)

Scary Women
(Web site based on 1994 UCLA symposium on scary women in cinema. Includes papers, audio clips from symposium, opportunity to discuss the issues raised by the symposium, and links to related sites.)

The Scholar and Feminist Online
(A tri-annual, multimedia, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements. Its aim is to combine public feminism and academic feminism, to be a place where scholarship and activism coexist. Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.)

Scholarly Societies Project - Women's Issues
(Compiled by the University of Waterloo Library to facilitate access to webpages maintained by or for scholarly societies around the world. The scholarly societies on this page are all concerned with women's issues.)

Science Fiction for Lesbians
(This site offers listings of science fiction books [not fantasy, horror, or vampire] with lesbian characters or by lesbian authors, loosely defined. List categories include "lesbian authors," "lesbian/bi female characters," "female/gay dominated worlds," and "other books of interest.")

The Science of Gender and Science
(A debate between two distinguished Harvard psychology professors, Stephen Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke, about "the research on mind, brain, and behavior that may be relevant to gender disparities in the sciences, including the studies of bias, discrimination, and innate and acquired difference between the sexes." Spurred by Harvard president Lawrence Summers' remarks in January, 2005, this debate claims to differ from most other discussion of the controversy by focusing on the relevant science. The presentation includes video, audio, slides, and text.)

Scientiae: Stories of and from Women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math
(This multi-author blog is, as its title indicates, written by and about women in STEM fields. It also includes links to a number of related blogs.)

Scottishbusinesswomen.com
(Exceptionally attractive, well-designed site to encourage Scottish women's interest in becoming entrepreneurs. Though some of the resources are of most use to women in Scotland/the UK, many may be helpful more generally. Sections include Advice, Training, Contacts, Online Community, Research, and E-Business. Excellent site map to aid in navigation.)

SCWIST: Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
(SCWIST is "a non-profit association established to promote, encourage, and empower women working in science and technology." It offers a newsletter and two programs--ms.infinity, a mentor program for young girls, and IWIS, Immigrating Women in Science. The website also provides annotated links to related sites and annotated listings of scholarship opportunities, as well as links to news and upcoming events.)

Search Mothers
(A portal offering links to information for single, divorced, married, and unmarried mothers. Includes a section on mothers' rights as well as sections on money, working mothers, entrepreneurial mothers, childcare, and more. The site also offers message boards.)

The Second Wave and Beyond
(The site describes itself as a scholarly community that "brings together feminist thinkers, scholars, and activists, to analyze compelling questions about feminist activism and theories, define new directions for historical research on this period, and provide a new venue for publishing traditional articles but also for writing and recording this history in ways made possible by the medium of online publication." Resources include a discussion forum, chronologies, oral histories, images, reviews, bibliographies, links to related sites, and teaching and research resources.)

See Jane Compute
(This blog, by an anonymous woman who is an assitant professor in a computing field, deals with topics related to computer science and academe, such as teaching computer science, gender in computer science, life on the tenure track, mentoring, and research.)

Senior Women Web
(A resource-rich web site for women over 50. Some resources take age into account [in categories such as Health and Fitness, Grandparenting, Retirement, Travel and Transportation], while others appeal equally to women of all ages [Arts & Entertainment, Computing, Politics, Women's Issues, etc.].)

Server Donne
(An Italian-language portal for women. Among its many resources are a link to Il Biblioteca Italiana delle Donne, information about upcoming events, and an extensive, annotated set of links to related sites.)

Servicio de Noticias de la Mujer/Women's News Service
(A bilingual Spanish/English site that specializes in reporting on women and gender issues in Latin America. The site includes a searchable database (currently only in Spanish) of more than 360 news articles published in Latin America in the past two years. Each database record includes the article's title, author, country, number of words, a summary of the article, and the cost and procedure for obtaining the article. The site also invites submission of other material relevant to the situation of women in Latin America.)

Sex Laws
(Mark Gray's extensive compilation of laws pertaining to various aspects of sexuality in Australia, Canada, and the United States, as well as relevant laws in Islam and links to some related sites.)

Sex, Math, and Scientific Achievement
(A lengthy article in the December 2007 issue of Scientific American that examines the issue of why men dominate in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics. The article's authors are Diane F. Halpern, Camilla P. Benbow, David C. Geary, Ruben C. Gur, Janet Shibley Hyde, and Morton Ann Gernsbacher.)

Sexual Harassment Information
(Nancy Wyatt's very useful site provides students, educators, and the general public with information and resources concerning sexual harassment: what it is, what to do if one is harassed, how to avoid behaviors that might be interpreted as harassment, and how to explain sexual harassment to others. The site includes sections on Legal Aspects, General Information, Cases, Related Web Pages, Annotated Bibliography, and more.)

Sexuality and Cyberspace
(Issue #17 of the journal Women and Performance is devoted to the topic "Sexuality and Cyberspace." Full-text essays are available online and are organized into the following categories: Towards a Prosthetic Feminism, Closets in the Matrix, Bodies that Materialize, When the Digital is Political, and Resources.)

She Got Game
(Web site for a public radio show that deals with women's sports. The web site includes profiles, interviews, features, photos, and commentary about a wide variety of women's sports and women in sports; much of the material is available via audio rather than text. The site also includes links to sports sites and sports camps.)

Shiny Shiny
(Describing itself as "a girl's guide to gadgets," London-based Shiny Shiny aims to appeal to women and girls who find most geek sites oriented overwhelmingly toward males. Categories include accessories, cameras, celeb gadgets, gadgets, games, grooming, music on the move, phones, product reviews, soft 'ahem' furnishings, telly stuff, and things to do online.)

Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more
(Founded by a single mother, this website offers a wide variety of resources for other single mothers. The resources cover an even broader range than the site's title specifies.)

Single Parents
(This page from the About.com site includes sections of resources for single mothers and for gay/les/bi parents, among others.)

SisterMentors
(SisterMentors is a project that helps women of color doctoral candidates to complete their dissertations and get their Ph.D.s. The women, in turn, mentor and support girls of color in middle and high schools. The women and girls are of different races and ethnicities, including Latina, African American, Asian American, and girls and women who are immigrants.)

Siyanda - Mainstreaming Gender Equity
(The Siyanda web site offers an online database of gender and development materials, such as reports, articles, international experts, and consultants. It is also an interactive space where gender practitioners can share ideas, experiences, and resources.)

SkinPick - Dermatillomania Center
(A site offering resources for people suffering from the compulsive skin picking disorder dermatillomania, the majority of whom are women. The site offers information about symptoms, causes, and treatment, as well as a web forum.)

Social Indicators
(Statistics compiled by the Statistics Division of the United Nation's Department of Economics and Social Affairs. These are the "minimum" that have been proposed for "followup and monitoring implementation of recent major United Nations conferences on children, population and development, social development and women." Among the topics are population, health, child-bearing, education, literacy, income and economic activity, unemployment, and more.)

Social Security Online for Women
(U.S. Government site that provides information focused on women's concerns about social security. Information categories include Working Woman, Beneficiary, Bride, New Mother, Divorced Spouse, Caregiver, and Widow, as well as links to other organizations and government bureaus that address women's needs.)

Society for the Study of American Women Writers
(Information about books, journals, and conferences dealing with American women writers and their work, as well as an archive containing full etexts of selected works of 19th-century American women writers and links to related sites.)

Society for Women's Health Research
(Includes useful information about issues in women's health care and well-organized statistics and links to related sites.)

Southeast Asia Women's Studies Bibliography
(This excellent resource from the UC Berkeley library lists reference materials, books, journal articles, and websites for scholarly research related to women in Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.)

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Gun: A Case Study of Professional Danish Female Counter-Strike Players
(A master's degree thesis by Tore Vesterby at the IT University of Copenhagen. The thesis is a case study of Team All 4 One, but Vesterby believes that the implications of his study are broader, and that the experiences of Team All 4 One "show some vital issues that women gamers face both online and offline." This page includes Vesterby's overview of his study and a link to the thesis itself.)

Sports Illustrated for Women
(Features and message boards about women and/in sports.)

The State of World Population 2000
(Released in September 2000, this annual report of the United Nations Population Fund documents extensive gender inequality and discrimination against women and girls and discusses the effects of this discrimination on individuals and societies. The report's sections include Gender and Health; Violence Against Women and Girls; Men, Reproductive Rights, and Gender Equality; Counting the Cost of Gender Inequality; Women's Rights are Human Rights; and Working Towards a Better Future. The report includes graphs and charts of key facts and figures, and related links. It is also available in French and Spanish.)

STATUS: A Report on Women in Astronomy
(This is the January 2000 issue [in .pdf format] of STATUS, a publication of the American Astronomical Society Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy. The issue contains a number of articles about women in science; some focus primarily on women in astronomy, but some deal with issues concerning women in science more generally. Sample titles include "Glass Ceilings and Ivory Towers," "Views from an Affirmative Activist," and "Young Astronomers' Views.")

Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT: A Study
(Only 8% of the faculty in MIT's School of Science are women. This 1999 report surveyed these women and their department chairs and makes recommendations for increasing the number of women and improving their professional lives at MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology].)

The Status of Women in the States - 2004
(This report, issued every two years by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, "is designed to inform citizens about the progress of women in their state relative to women in other states, to men, and to the nation as a whole." Topics covered include politics, economics, health, rights, and demographics. Not every state is covered every year. A map indicates which states are covered in the current report. The site also includes a national report, "best & worst," data for all states, and past reports.)

Stop Porn Culture!
(Sponsored by the feminist, anti-pornography organization Stop Porn Culture, this website offers a FAQ, news, slideshows, links to local chapters, and links to videos, websites, and other resources. A useful resource for people teaching courses on media and/or pornography, and useful too for activists.)

Stop Violence Against Women
(This site, sponsored by the human rights organization Amnesty International, provides news, action alerts, reports, and other resources for stopping violence against women around the world.)

Storia delle Donne
(A yearly journal, sponsored by Firenza University Press, offers scholarly essays by and about women, both in history and in the present day. The essays are in Italian, but abstracts are provided in English. The journal is available both online and in a print version.)

Stree Academic Publishers
(A small independent publisher based in Calcutta, India, Stree publishes scholarly books in English and in Bengali on social and women's issues, especially issues facing women in India today. The site provides descriptions of each of the books Stree has published or is about to publish, including many that are hard to find elsewhere.)

Studio 2B
(Developed by the Girl Scouts, Studio 2B is a site for girls 11-17 who often find traditional Girl Scouts unappealing. Created largely by and for girls, Studio 2B offers teen girls a space where they can explore who they want to be and what they want to do. Sections include Life, Style, Next, Escape, Pulse, Lounge, and Boutique, as well as an extensive annotated listing of scholarships and awards. El sitio es disponible también en español.)

Studio XX
(A bilingual [French/English] Canadian site focusing on media arts and on demystifying women's experience of digital technologies. Includes art exhibits, activist projects, workshops, and an annotated list of related resources.)

Sundials in the Shade: A Study of Women's Persistence in the First Year of a Computer Science Program in a Selective University
(A doctoral dissertation by Rita Manco Powell, submitted to the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Powell's study examines the preparation and experience of female computer science students in their first year at the University of Pennsylvania and seeks to identify how best to support female students' persistence in the major.)

SWE: Society of Women Engineers
(Active organization offering a wide variety of services and support to women interested in engineering.)

SWIP: Society for Women in Philosophy
(Directory of women philosophers, info about SWIP-L, syllabi, bibliographies, related links, and other resources.)

SWIFT: Supporting Women in Information Technology
(Canadian five-year research, action, and implementation project in effect from 1997-2002 to increase the participation of women in information technology. The project has ended, but the site offers statistics, game reviews, links to relevant articles and related sites, and more.)

Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates leave the Sciences
(Computer Science Professor Danielle R. Bernstein offers a summary of this 1997 book by Elaine Seymour and Nancy Hewitt, including a section on gender, along with her own response to the book and the reactions of others.)

TAP: The Ada Project
(The Ada Project, now located at Carnegie Mellon University, is a clearinghouse for information and resources related to women in computing. TAP serves primarily as a collection of links to other online resources that can be "tapped." Sections include Conferences, Funding, Organizations, Projects, Employment, Famous Women, and TAP Junior, aimed at girls.)

A Taxonomy of Feminist Intellectual Traditions
(A chart created by English professor Warren Hedges that outlines key features, proponents, and problems of different branches of feminist thought, such as liberal, cultural, French, Freudian, materialist, etc. Includes links to more information.)

Techbridge: Encouraging Girls in Technology, Science, and Engineering
(Techbridge is an NSF-funded program to encourage more girls to become interested in technology, science, and engineering. Its web site offers a description of the program and a variety of useful, well-annotated resources to accomplish Techbridge's mission.)

Techno Dyke
("The gathering place for the web savvy dyke," Techno Dyke offers forums, dating ads, and info about music, books, etc. What makes it stand out from many other lesbian sites are the columns and features about technology, reflecting the welcome assumption that women are interested in and savvy about technology.)

Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age
(Summary of a report issued in 2000 by the American Association of University Women about many girls' lack of enthusiasm for computer science and for technical careers, some of the possible explanations for this, and what can be done to change the situation--and why. The full report is available for sale, but the summary itself is informative.)

TeleMentoring Young Women in Science, Engineering, & Computing
(An NSF-funded project to build on-line communities of support among female high school students, professional women in technical fields, parents, and teachers.)

tell him that I . . .Women Writing the Holocaust
(A paper by Catherine Bernard, written in 1995 when she was affiliated with Stanford University's Program in Modern Thought and Literature. Bernard's paper discusses the issue of focusing on women and the Holocaust and examines Holocaust memoirs by three women: survivor Lucille Eichengreen, Anne Frank, and Charlotte Salomon, who died at Auschwitz. The paper includes extensive notes and a bibliography.)

10 X 10 List: Recommended Resources on Women in Science/Engineering/Mathematics/Technology
(Annotated list of recommended resources dealing with the participation of women and girls in science, engineering, mathetmatics, and technology. The list is divided into four categories: Resources for Anyone, Resources for Parents and Afterschool Learners, Resources for Educators and Researchers, and Resources for Girls and Boys. The list was compiled by Dr. Ruta Sevo, former Program Director for Research on Gender in Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation.)

Tenure Denied: Cases of Sex Discrimination in Academia
(Research shows that, on average, women in academia earn less, hold lower-ranking positions, and are less likely than their male colleagues to have tenure. The American Association of University Women [AAUW] issued this report in October 2004 detailing the stories of women who took their fight for tenure to the courts. Though there is a charge for the entire report, the web site provides a summary, recommendations for female academics and educational institutions, a press kit, information about additional AAUW resources on tenure issues, and more.)

theory.org.uk
(Website "about the relationship between the mass media and people's identities, gender and everyday life." Special sections devoted to gender issues, Judith Butler, queer theory, and identity, among other. Includes essays, reviews, links, and more.)

thirdspace
(An online, peer-reviewed journal for emerging feminist scholars. In addition to the journal, the site also includes resources for building a scholarly community, including research notes, online publications and other resources, news and notices, and a listserv. Based in Canada.)

The 3rd WWWave
(Subtitled "feminism for the new millennium," this site reflects "the unique view of women's issues and feminism in the generation of women who came of age in the '80s." The site offers remarks about history, politics, male-female relationships, and a lot more. It provides links to third-wave perspectives about "fun and hobbies," sexuality, money, self-defense, the Internet, and daily living, and a section devoted to third-wave views of second-wave feminism.)

34 Menopause Symptoms
(This website provides refreshingly clear information about 34 symptoms that women may experience during menopause. It also discusses some of the treatment options available.)

30 Years of Title IX
(The Fall 2002 issue of On Campus with Women, a publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, contains articles by educators and activists about their involvement with and feelings about Title IX, the U.S. law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding. The issue assesses the gains made by women in higher education since the passing of Title IX in 1972, as well as "the unfinished business of gender equity that still remains.")

3BlackChicks...Review Flicks
(The site started in 1999 with a simple question: why are there "no" nationally known Black movie reviewers? The site offers movie reviews, often reviews of the same film by more than one reviewer, illustrating their very reasonable contention that "We Are Not a Monolith.")

Through the Glass Wall: Computer Games for Mathematical Empowerment
(A description of a project that focuses on using computer games for gender equity and mathematical empowerment. The site includes game descriptions indexed by age and content, game reviews, research, a print bibliography, and extensive annotated links to related sites.)

Thus Spake Zuska: A Blog for All and No One
(Suzanne Franks has focused her blog on engineering/science/gender equity (in education and in the workplace--recruitment, retention, and workplace culture) and on feminism/science/engineering topics. The latter group of topics includes consideration of feminist critiques and analyses of science--what might be missing from an adequate feminist theory of science and engineering, and what feminist insights might be missing from gender equity analyses of science/engineering.)

TIP$ Mid-Life Women's Business Community
("The website offers specialized help for women entrepreneurs in their late 40s and older who want to or who have just started a small business." Free resources include relevant articles and other information, a short FAQ, a discussion forum where you can ask questions and share advice, and links to some related sites.)

Tips for a Massive Academic Job Search
(Computer science professor Ellen Spertus wrote this very useful document offering extensive advice about looking for an academic job, especially a search involving two people on the job market simultaneously. Her discussion focuses especially on jobs in technical fields, but many of her points apply to searches in any field. The discussion includes numerous links to related sites.)

Title IX
(This site explains what Title IX is and focuses on ten areas in which Title IX has made a difference.)

Today's Immigrant Woman Entrepreneur
(A 2004 study that Dr. Susan C. Pearce did for the American Immigration Law Foundation. The study examines the rise of immigrant women entrepreneurs in the United States and profiles them as a group, using data from the 2000 Decennial Census and other sources. Among the report's findings are that the number of immigrant women business owners has increased 468 percent since 1980 and that the largest group of immigrant women entrepreneurs [41.6%] comes from Latin America and the Caribbean, while the second largest group [29.4%] comes from Asia and the Pacific Islands.)

Tracking Life Online: How Women Use the Internet to Cultivate Relationships
(A report issued in May 2000 as part of the Pew Foundation's "Internet and American Life" project. The sections include "How Email is Changing Women's Lives," "How Email Improves Internet Users' Social World," "Daily Life on the Web," and "Who Does What Online?")

Trivia: Voices of Feminism
(An online journal that publishes feminist writing in the form of literary essays, experimental prose, poetry, translations, and reviews. "We encourage women writers to take risks with language and forms so as to give their ideas the most original and vital expression possible. Our larger purpose is to foster a body of rigorous, creative and independent feminist thought." In addition to the current issue, the site includes an archive of back issues.)

Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport
(Univ. of Minnesota Center whose web site offers reports, information about research projects, curricular materials, grant information, a newsletter, links to related sites, and more, all related to how sport, recreation, and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women.)

Tutorials for Change: Gender Schemas and Science Careers
(Prof. Virginia Valian, author of the highly acclaimed book Why So Slow: The Advancement of Women, has created four online tutorials to inform students, educators, and administrators about the relevant research concerning the role of gender in science. The tutorials cover the topics "The Data on Sex Disparities in Rank and Salary," "Gender Schemas and Our Evaluations of Others," "Gender Schemas and Our Evaluations of Ourselves," and "Remedies: What You Can Do." In addition to the tutorials, the site offers bibliographies and transcripts for each of the tutorials, as well as some related links.)

UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology
(British site offering information, support, and statistics to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology (SET). Among the resources are links to organizations/opportunities for women in SET, U.K.-based projects, research reports, statistics, and governmental policies designed to encourage more women and girls to prepare for SET careers.)

Ultimate Birth Control Links (Ann Rose)
(An exceptionally rich collection of links, incl. abortion clinics and adoption info)

Under Shekhina's Wings
(Site offers links and other resources in "cross-cultural women's spirituality.")

Understanding Menopause
(This website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers clear discussions of menopause, its symptoms, and treatments, as well as links to additional resources. Warning: a few resource pages may offer to take you to commercial websites that promote various drugs, some of which may be problematic.)

Under the Microscope: A Decade of Gender Equity Projects in the Sciences
(This 2004 report from the American Association of University Women [AAUW] looks at hundreds of gender equity projects in the sciences funded over the past decade by the AAUW and the National Science Foundation and addresses the following questions: 1) what can we learn from a decade of gender equity efforts in the sciences? 2) what types of gender equity projects in the sciences have been supported and promoted? 3) which STEM disciplines and project approaches have been favored and which have been overlooked? The report is available at no cost as a downloadable pdf file for which you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader.)

UNESCO Observatory Portal on the Information Society: Special Focus: Women
(A United Nations listing of networks and programs around the world that provide information and resources to increase women's participation in and use of information and communication technologies.)

UNIFEM
(Web site of the United Nations Development Fund for Women offers resources concerning women's empowerment and gender equity, including such issues as economic capacity/opportunity, violence against women, women's human rights, and more.)

The United Nations and the Status of Women
(Subtitled "setting the global gender agenda," this site provides information about the U.N.'s efforts to improve the status and condition of women around the world.)

United Women's Voice
(Calling itself "the UK's first interactive newspaper for women," this refreshing site offers a wide variety of news, features, and opportunities for women to make their voices heard. In addition to expected categories such as "family life," "health," and "consumer," there are sections devoted to "environment," "politics," "arts," and "women in history," among others, along with a "salary checker," the opportunity to contribute theater, tv, film, and book reviews, and more.)

University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office
(Excellent source of information concerning online and print resources about women, including core bibliographies in Women's Studies, online newsletters and 'zines, web sites arranged by subject, and much more. Highly recommended.)

Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Book Designers
(This exhibit from the Princeton University Library documents "women's involvement in printing and the making of books ever since these crafts were first developed." The site offers a brief introduction and four ways to view the exhibit: Thumbnail Gallery, Name, Occupation, and Timeline.)

Upgrade Your Future
(Upgrade Your Future is a Chicago-based organization whose web site focuses on providing women with information about IT careers and how and why to prepare for them. The site includes information about jobs, salaries, training, online resources, etc., as well as personal stories of women in IT and a downloadable booklet entitled "Introduction to Information Technology Careers.")

Vandergrift's Feminist Page (Kay Vandergrift)
(Special strengths in history, in books for children and young adults, in feminist sites, and in websites devoted to empowering girls.)

Varo Registry of Women Artists
(An electronic registry of artwork by contemporary international women artists. Each artist has her own web page of images, background information, and artist's statement. "Designed for educational use by the fine art and commercial art worlds, and the general public," the site also includes a bibliography of women artists and some essays about women and art.)

Victorian Web: Gender Matters
(Rich resource about women and gender in the Victorian period. Multidisciplinary coverage includes literature, economics, religion and philosophy, politics, the visual arts, etc. Part of Brown University's even more extensive Victorian Web.)

Victorian Women Writers Project
(Transcripts of literary works by British women writers of the late 19th century. Considerable attention is given to accuracy and completeness of the texts, and to accurate bibliographical descriptions of them.)

Videos and Films on Equity in Mathematics, Science, & Technology
(A short, annotated listing of films and videos dealing with gender equity in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics].)

Violence Against Women Office (U.S. Government)
(Includes research, legislation, help, and more)

Violence Against Women on the Internet
(A 6-week lecture and discussion session sponsored in 2002 by the Beekman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School. Though the discussions are over, many of the resources are still available online. The session was organized into five modules: Campus Sexual Assault Policies; Pornography; Sex Trafficking; The Internet as a Site of Resistance; and Safety.)

Virtue and Virtuality: Gender, Law, and Cyberspace
(Proceedings of a conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in April 1996. The site includes participant bios and abstracts and, in many cases, full text of the presentation.)

Visual Culture & Gender
(Visual Culture & Gender [VCG] is an international online journal published annually. Its purpose is "to encourage and promote an understanding of how visual culture constructs gender in context with representations of race, age, sexuality, social units, (dis)ability, and social class and to promote international dialogue about visual culture and gender. VCG concerns the learning and teaching processes or practices used to expose culturally learned meanings and power relations that surround the creation, consumption, valuing, and dissemination of images, and involves issues of equity and social justice in the learning, teaching, and practice of art." )

ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History
(A current bibliography of women's history in historical and women's studies journals. Articles in English, French, German and Dutch are selected from more than sixty European and American periodicals. ViVa is compiled at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.)

Voice of the Shuttle: Gender Studies (A. Liu, UCSB)
(An exceptionally rich and valuable collection of links to resources in women's studies, feminist theory, gay, lesbian, and queer studies, men's studies, and cybergender.)

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color
("An instructional World Wide Web site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color." Includes images and audio files "wherever possible.")

Votes for Women
(Library of Congress collection of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the American women's suffrage campaign. See also the collection of Women's Suffrage Prints and Photographs.)

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