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- Feministing:is an online community for feminists and their allies. The community aspect of Feministing – a community blog, campus blog, comment threads, and related social networking sites – exist to better connect feminists online and off, and to encourage activism
- Our Bodies Our Blog: is your daily dose of women's health news and analysis.
- Jezebel: is a blog for women that will attempt to take all the essentially meaningless but sweet stuff directed our way and give it a little more meaning, while taking more the serious stuff and making it more fun, or more personal.
- Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog: is an information resource, for both feminists and those questioning feminism, concentrating on typically disruptive questions/assertions which frequently arise in online feminist discussions. It is a place to discuss basic feminist theory and serve as a sort of anthology of top feminist blogging on introductory feminist issues.
- Women in Media & News Blog: WIMN's Voices, the women's media monitoring group blog, features a diverse online community of fifty women blogging on media coverage of women and a range of social, cultural and political issues every day.
- Holla Back NYC: is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.
List retrieved from the Top Ten Feminist Blogs article on the Take Part website.
This inventory was created by Dr. Judith Ezekiel and the following students from her Spring 2015 Feminist Activism Service Learning course at Wright State University: Gloria Graziano, Kathy Hayes, Jameela Henderson, Hannah Hendrix, Toshia Johnson, BreAnna Kusko, Tiree Moore, Carly Perkins, Stephanie Rushing, and Kelsey Tingler.
Ohio Feminist Organizations
- National Council of Negro Women: A national organization for women of African descent that uses research, advocacy, and national and community based services and programs on issues of health, education, and economic empowerment to help women and their families.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio: NARAL Pro-Choice is a grassroots political pro-choice organization created to protect and fight for women’s reproductive rights.
- Ohio National Organization for Women (NOW): Ohio NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society, by eliminating sexism and ending all oppression.
- Ohio Women Inc.: OWI’s mission is to bring women together to foster cooperation and collaboration to improve the lives of women and girls in Ohio. OWI has a list from all over Ohio of women’s resource.
- The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio: A public foundation that is working to transform the lives of women and girls by mobilizing the collective power and passion of all women working together.
Reproductive Health Services
- Dayton Women’s Health Center/Women’s Med Dayton: A surgical facility licensed by Ohio Department of Health which specializes in first- and second-trimester abortions, with a complication rate of less than one-half a percent. Physicians are available by phone 24 hours a day for any post-surgery concerns. Phone: (937) 293-3917 or (800) 672-6810
- Planned Parenthood: This Planned Parenthood clinic offers abortion referrals, emergency contraception, contraceptive education and services, HIV testing, STD testing and treatment, and gynecological examinations (including breast exams, Pap tests, cervical cancer screenings, and pelvic exams).
- Women Have Options Ohio (WHO/O): Women Have Options Ohio is Ohio’s statewide abortion fund, helping low-income women afford their reproductive choices.
- Women Veterans Health Program: This program provides gynecological screening and care for women veterans.
- Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology
Violence Against Women
- Sexual Assault and Rape
- Butler County Rape Crisis Program: The Butler Country Rape Crisis Program offers a hotline, protection order assistance, victim compensation assistance, police advocacy, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, support groups, free counseling and counseling for a fee. Hotline: (513) 523-4149 Phone: (513) 523-4146
- Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office- Victim/Witness Division: Provides information and referrals, police advocacy, court advocacy, protection order assistance, victim compensation assistance, case management, hotline, hospital advocacy, support groups, survivor needs kits, and prevention education. Responds to area hospital emergency rooms. Supportive services and advocacy are provided regardless of whether an offender is identified and/or prosecuted. 24-Hour Hotline: (937) 225-5623
- YWCA Dayton: Provides confidential domestic violence and sexual assault supportive services. These services include prevention, intervention, education, advocacy, clinical series, 24-Hour crisis line, and shelter services. Phone: (937) 461-5550; 24 Hour Crisis Line: (937) 222-7233
- Domestic Violence
- Artemis Center: The Artemis Center provides support and information for victims of domestic violence and their children. Their website has facts about domestic violence as well as resources to inform and help others.
- YWCA Dayton: A domestic violence and sexual assault service provider that offers confidential crisis intervention and supportive services specifically for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide prevention, intervention, education, advocacy and therapy. Phone: (937) 461-5550; 24 Hour Crisis Line: (937) 222-7233
- Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, Victim/Witness Division: Advocates provide assistance for domestic violence victims whose cases are being prosecuted through the Common Pleas Court. Advocates also network with and provide referrals to Artemis Center and the YWCA Shelter and Housing Network. 24-hour domestic violence hotline: 222-SAFE
- New Choices, Inc. Domestic Violence Shelter: New Choices provides safety planning, emergency shelter, job skills training, court advocacy and child advocacy for people who are living or have lived in abusive relationships. (937) 498-7261
- Human Trafficking
- Human and Sexual Trafficking National Confidential Hotline: 24/7 hotline: 1-888-3737-888
- Montgomery County Human Trafficking Hotline: (937) 384-2462
- Abolition Ohio: A partner in the Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
- BE FREE Dayton: Be Free Dayton aims to abolish and prevent sex trafficking through education, outreach, demand reduction and research. 1-530-378-4771
- Self Defense
- Valor Martial Arts: Martial Arts classes taught for women, by women.
- R.A.D. (Rape, Aggression, Defense) Systems: The R.A.D system consists of instructors that work with women (and men) to educate on personal safety against violence. It “balances the needs of women to acquire self-defense education in a relatively short period of time, with the lifelong commitment required for physical skill mastery.” It is offered by independent instructors and through many police departments, including the following:
- Women and Law, Legal Aid
- Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE Dayton): A non-profit law firm that provides civil legal services to assist low-income groups and individuals to promote systemic change in poverty and civil rights law at the local and state levels. ABLE specialized in cases related to discrimination, long-term care facility resident advocacy, immigration issues, and public policy litigation. (937) 228-8104; (800) 837-0814
- Artemis Center: The Artemis Center provides victims of domestic violence with information about their civil and criminal court options, referrals to legal services, and can provide accompaniment to court. (937) 461-5091; Hotline: 222-SAFE (7233)
- Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project: The GDVLP provides pro bono legal services for approximately 1,000 civil cases a year, predominantly in family law, to underserved clients. (937) 461-3857
- Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.: A phone- and internet-based service that provides free legal advice and information, as well as referrals to other legal services/volunteer attorney organizations, for low-income individuals with civil law issues (includes domestic violence, child support, and divorce). (937) 228-8088; (877) 894-4599
Resources for Women of Color
- Wright State University Black Women Striving Forward: Wright State campus organization that serves to strengthen the community of black women at Wright State. They strive to help with the retention rate of students, academic excellence, personal and professional development, and cultural awareness, all with a strong focus on African American women.
- Black Career Women’s Network: This online network, based in Cincinnati, offers career advice, holds events, and offers mentors and coaches.
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Central Ohio chapter: The NCBWCOC advocates on behalf of African American women through national and local actions and strategic alliances to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. (614) 656-2290
- Women of Wisdom in Dayton: Non-profit organization for women 25 years and older, from all backgrounds, who serve the community. They strive to bring about change in Dayton. Issues discussed may include discrimination, finances, relationships, self esteem, ambition, courage, friendships, education, health and fitness, spiritual growth and disease and preventative measures. The group’s ultimate goal is to become better women while improving the lives of families in Dayton with an emphasis on women and girls. (937) 314-1969
- Black Women's Think Tank: Educates women of color on matters of economic empowerment, sex and power, family and relationships, spiritual growth, and politics. Holds an annual conference at Sinclair Community College.
- Alliance for Immigrant Women – Cincinnati: The AIW consists of over 20 agencies that have united to develop prevention and intervention programming and to coordinate services for immigrant/non-English speaking victims in the community to ensure they have access to necessary resources. (513) 361-2150
- Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio: Organization dedicated to helping women in need. Offers support & counseling, legal assistance, financial assistance, transportation, babysitting, housing, domestic violence support, and more. Based in Solon, OH, but offers a mailing list and newsletter. (440) 218-6959
- Mujer Latina Today: Based in Ohio, MujerLatinaToday.com is a social network operated by Lorena Mora-Mowry. It is a “platform for Latinos to share their talent, views, news, concerns and successful stories.” Mora-Mowry organizes volunteer work and advocates for the rights of immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
LGBTQ Resources and Spaces
- Wright State Office of LGBTQA Affairs - The Wright State Office of LGBTQA Affairs strives to create a more inclusive Wright State University and greater Dayton community.
- The Greater Dayton LGBT Center: The Greater Dayton LGBT Center mission is to help create programs that enhance the lives of sexual minorities in Dayton and the Miami Valley. (937) 274-1776
- PFLAG Dayton: PFLAG Dayton offers support, advocacy, and education for families, parents, and people of the LGBTQ community. Help Line: (937) 640-3333
- Youth First- Greater Dayton: Youth First – Greater Dayton, a subdivision of PFLAG Dayton, provides a support system for sexual minority youth and a safe environment for youth to socialize and meet. P.O. Box 3721, Dayton, OH 45401 Phone: (937) 640-3333 Email: youthFirst@pflagdayton.org
- Lesbian Dayton: Lesbian Dayton’s mission is to build a welcoming and accessible community in the Miami Valley. Email: email@example.com
- Equality Ohio: Equality Ohio is a non-profit organization that advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity in the state of Ohio for people of the LGBTQ community. 118 East Main St. Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: (614) 224-0400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women and Poverty
- St. Vincent De Paul: Serves adults and families in the Miami Valley who are on the brink of becoming homeless or who are already homeless, St Vincent de Paul provides daily meals, showers, clothing, personal care items, mail and messaging service, and access to full-time case managers who assist their guests in achieving permanent housing based on their individual needs. 120 W. Apple St., Dayton, OH 45402 Phone: (937) 461-7837
- Women, Infants, And Children (WIC): A government program designed to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. WIC’s mission is to provide nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services. PHDMC (Public Health, Dayton and Montgomery County), Reibold Building, 117 South Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45422 Phone: (937) 225-4395
- Homefull: Works to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education to women and families. They offer comprehensive range of care and services, from homelessness prevention to permanent housing. Homefull is a part of a network of services in Montgomery County designed to help people help themselves. 33 W. 1st St. Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45402 Administrative Office/Programs: (937) 293-1945; Resource Hotline: (937) 222-1981
- Clothes That Work: A non-profit organization that provides professional clothing, image counseling and training for job-seeking women in Montgomery County. In addition to providing interview-appropriate clothing and training on how to dress for work, they also hold seminars, give interview tips and coach clients on how to exhibit appropriate professional behavior. 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Suite 392, Dayton, OH 45417 Phone: (937) 222-3778
Women and Politics
- The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute: An eight-month program created to encourage and train women in business and civic leadership to assume more prominent roles, either elected or appointed, in government and in the Republican Party. 37 West Broad St., Suite 970, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Phone: (614) 224-0777
- The Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus (ODWC): Works in partnership with the Ohio Democratic Party to motivate, educate, empower and energize Democratic women by recruiting women to run for office, increasing women’s leadership roles within Democratic politics, and organizing women to elect Democrats at the local, state and national level. 340 East Fulton St., Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: (614) 221-6563
- The Baldwin Wallace Center for Women and Politics of Ohio: A non-partisan center devoted to providing information about women who have run for public office in Ohio. The mission of the center is to serve as both a historical record and a source of data for scholars, students, and the general public who are interested in research on women and politics in Ohio history. 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017 Phone: (440) 826-2900
- League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area: A political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy. 131 N. Ludlow St., Talbott Tower, Suite 1208, Dayton, OH 45402-1703 Phone: (937) 228-4041
- Boys & Girls Club Dayton: Works to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 1828 West Stewart St., Dayton, Ohio 45417 Phone: (937) 262-8377
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Greater Miami Valley – Dayton: Works to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 2211 Arbor Boulevard, Moraine, OH 45439 Phone: (937) 220-6850
- Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – Dayton: The preeminent organization for girls 5-17 years old. Girl Scouting provides the freedom for girls to be themselves and discover just who they are in a safe and fun environment. 450 Shoup Mill Rd., Dayton, OH 45415-3518 Phone: (937) 275-7601
- Girls Inc. ® at the YWCA: Provides a safe place for girls 11-18 where their interests, opinions, and concerns are valued by adults and other girls, offering adult mentors with expertise in issues girls face, experiences that broaden girls’ horizons and counter stereotypes, curricula built on research that provides age-appropriate knowledge and builds girls’ skills, and hands-on, challenging, and fun activities that encourage girls to embrace learning. 141 W. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45402 Phone: (937) 461-5550 Email: email@example.com
Women and Military
- Women Veterans Health Center: Assures access to VA healthcare for eligible Women Veterans. Designated women’s health providers are available at each site of care. WVHP provides outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care. The WVHP goal is to address the needs of women veterans by providing accessible comprehensive healthcare throughout their lifespan. Dayton Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West Third St., Dayton, OH 45428 Phone: (937) 267-3921 Ext. 3921
Ohio Women’s Business Programs
- Entrepreneurship and Business Assistance Centers: A listing of programs and services to support the development of woman-owned business, provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency. Phone: (614) 466-2711
- Awesome Women in Business, Columbus, OH: Provides a supportive community where women in business share ideas, build relationships and promote personal and professional growth so that women can be confident leaders and succeed. They have regular meetings, provide speakers and social events.
- Bad Girl Ventures: Highly localized micro-lending organization focused on funding women-owned start-ups in the Greater Ohio region (also has an office in Cleveland, OH). P.O. Box 556, Cincinnati, OH 45201 Phone: (513) 421-0305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW): Empowers working women to achieve their full potential and partners with employers to build successful workplaces through education, research, knowledge, and policy. 1718 M St., NW, #148, Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: (202) 293-1100 Email: email@example.com
- Ohio Business Development Center: Provides professional business services, networking events, procurement and certification assistance, crowdfunding assistance, and training workshops for Ohio’s microenterprises. Phone: (614) 285-6234
- National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO): Brings together women business owners in Central Ohio to collaborate, connect, and grow through strategic alliances and exclusive business. 118 Graceland Boulevard Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43214 Phone: (614) 636-2926 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Transition Network – Central Ohio: An inclusive community of professional women, 50 and forward, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources, and opportunities. Email: CentralOhioChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org
- Women Educating Women: Provides workforce education grant money to micro-enterprises owned and operated by women. Phone: (614) 837-8370 Email: email@example.com
Women/Girls in Science
- Girl Scouts of Western Ohio: Provides STEM programming for girls in areas like electronics, circuitry, environmental science, robotics, and computer coding. Program and Partnerships Team Leader, Dayton: Sara Kelley, (937) 279-6537; Program and Partnerships Manager, Dayton: Carrie Hurley, (937) 279-6542
- University of Dayton Women Engineering Program (WEP): Provides information about academic and career opportunities for engineering students and provides volunteer opportunities encouraging female middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering. Kettering Laboratories 261, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 Phone: (937) 229-2407
- Women in Engineering Summer Camp – University of Dayton: A summer camp open to high school women to meet female engineering students, conduct experiments, and learn about engineering. 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 Phone: (937) 229-2407
- Women in Science Giving Circle – Wright State University: An organization which creates research grants and scholarships to improve educational and professional prospects for female students and faculty members in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) at Wright State. 106 Oelman Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435 Phone: (937) 775-3180
- Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM) – Sinclair Community College: The WiSTEM Sumer Institute allows female students in grades 10 to 12 to explore all STEM areas that are available at Sinclair. 444 West Third St., Dayton, OH 45402 Dir. Susan Luken: (937) 512-3049
- Young Women’s Summer Institute – Ohio Supercomputer Center: A week-long summer program at The Ohio State University campus for middle-school Ohio girls (Grades 6 and 7) promoting computer, science, math, and engineering skills. Sponsored by the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Phone: (614) 292-9248
Bookstores with Women’s Studies Collections
- Blue Jacket Books: A bookstore owned by a professor of anthropology and gender studies, which is reflected in the selection of books offered. The store holds events and book readings of interest to women’s studies and is welcoming to suggestions from the community and local universities. The women’s studies section includes sub-sections for gay and lesbian literature, as well as feminist history and erotica. 30 S Detroit St., Xenia, OH Phone: (937) 376-3522
- Half Price Books: Includes books on women’s studies, gender studies, gay and lesbian studies, as well as gay and lesbian fiction and gay erotic art/photography. 3310 Pentagon Park Blvd., Beavercreek, OH 45431 Phone: (937) 431-1820
- Barnes & Noble 2720 Towne Dr. #200, Beavercreek, OH Phone: (937) 429-1660
- Mad River Station Shopping Center: This store offers a women’s studies section in their cultural studies area. 2619 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Miamisburg, OH Phone: (937) 433-0750
- Dark Star Books: This store offers a women’s studies section, as well as a gay and lesbian studies section. 237 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH
- Around About Books 8 W. Main St, Troy, OH 45373 Phone: (937) 339-1707
- People Called Women: Since 1993, this bookstore has specialized in multicultural children’s books, non-fiction, memoirs, lesbian fiction and romance in addition to mainstream books. 6060 Renaissance Place, Toledo, OH 43623 Phone: (419) 469-8983
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Departments
- Wright State University 149 Millett Hall, Dayton, OH 45345 Phone: (937) 775-4818
- University of Cincinnati 7148 Edwards One, Cincinnati, OH 45221 Phone: (553) 556-5860 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of DaytonAlumni Hall 208, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 Phone: (937) 229-4285
- Earlham College801 National Rd. West, Richmond, IN 47374
- Miami University120 MacMillan Hall, Oxford, OH 45056 Phone: (513) 529-4616
- The Ohio State University286 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: (614) 292-1021
Women’s Centers at Universities
- Wright State University Women’s Center 148 Millett Hall, Dayton, OH 45345 Phone: (937) 775-4524
- University of Dayton Women’s Center Alumni Hall 2nd Floor, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 Phone: (937) 229-5390
- University of Cincinnati Women’s Center Steger Student Life Center Suite 571, PO Box 210179, Cincinnati, OH 45221 Phone: (513) 556-4401
- Ohio State University Women’s Place 400 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Rd., Columbus OH 43210 Phone: (614) 292-3960
- Womyn’s Center Earlham College 801 National Rd. W, Richmond, IN 47374 Phone: (765) 983-1200 (General Switchboard) (Note: Must scroll to bottom of page to find the Womyn’s Center on the website.)
- Women’s Center at Miami University 127 McGuffey Hall, Oxford, OH 45056 Phone: (513) 529-1510
- Women of Remarkable Distinction, University of Dayton: A service organization that serves as an advocate for change.
- Ladies of A-Heart, Wilberforce University: A social organization which promotes unity and sisterhood while participating in community service.
- Women Empowering Women, Central State University
- Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Wright State University
- 1girl, The Ohio State University: An organization that provides girls skills and confidence to become leaders.
- American Association of University Women: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Ohio State University, 2070 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43210
- Women and Allies Rising in Resistance, The Ohio State University: An organization that works toward bringing various communities and intersectionalities together.
- Women in Math and Science, The Ohio State University: An organization that elevates women in the math and science fields
- Institute on Women: Works to improve the lives of 5.9 million women and girls in Ohio by serving as a data-rich resource for strategic change. 1890 Northwest Blvd – Suite 320, Columbus, OH 43212 Phone: (614) 859-9469
- Wright State University, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Special Collections and Archives 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435 Main Library: (937) 775-2525; Archives: (937) 775-2092 Email: email@example.com
- Dayton-Montgomery County Library, Main Branch 215 E. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402 Phone: (937) 463-2665
- United Theological Center Women’s Center 4501 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH 45426 Phone: (937) 529-2201; Library: (937) 529-2234
- Ohio State University Libraries: Archives on the Association of Women Students, Women’s History Research Center and the Association of Women Students and the Women’s Self Government Association and the Women Students Intercollegiate Association. 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1286 Phone: (614) 292-OSUL; Reference Archivist: (614) 292-2409 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Listservs and Electronic Forums
- FEMAIL, a moderated list, “exists to provide a shared communication channel for feminists around the world.” Both men and women may join. Send subscription requests to FEMAIL-REQUEST@LUCERNE.ENG.SUN.COM
- FEMINISM-DIGEST makes the USENET newsgroup soc.feminism available in digest form via e-mail for those who either cannot access Usenet or prefer the digest format. To subscribe to the digest, send a request to FEMINISM-DIGEST@NCAR.UCAR.EDU.
- FEMISA is a list for discussion of feminism, gender, women and international relations, etc. Send subscription messages to LISTSERV@CSF.COLORADO.EDU
- GENDER is a moderated list devoted especially to “discussion of issues pertaining to the study of communication and gender.” Send subscription requests to COMSERVE@VM.ITS.RPI.EDU.
- GLOBES is an electronic discussions list that facilitates communication about issues relevant to the GLBT community at UGA. To join the listserv, please visit: http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/globes.html Your name and e-mail address will remain private.
- MAIL-MEN describes itself as “a place of openness and support” where men and women can discuss men’s issues, which it defines as “those problems or experiences that affect male humans.” Send subscription requests to MAIL-MEN- REQUEST@ATTUNIX.ATT.COM
- NURSENET on LISTSERV@VM.UTCC.UTORONTO.CA – A Global Forum for Nursing Issues NURSENET is an open, unmoderated, global electronic conference for discourse about diverse nursing issues in the areas of nursing administration, nursing education, nursing practice, and nursing research. While unmoderated, we hope that subscribers will volunteer to introduce and host topics in areas of their interest and expertise. We can use this space to make announcements, share ideas,papers, bibliographies, resources, to take polls, review books, ask for opinions, and to create community. When you subscribe, you will receive The NURSENET Guide which contains useful commands and information. To subscribe, send the following command in the BODY of a mail message.
- WMST-L is an international electronic forum for people involved in Women’s Studies as teachers, researchers, librarians, and/or program administrators. It offers a rapid and cost-free way for participants to ask questions and exchange information about the academic side of Women’s Studies: current research, teaching strategies, useful texts and films, innovative courses, funding sources, building Women’s Studies majors, minors, and graduate programs, relations between Women’s Studies and other “minority studies” programs, and other academic issues.Subscribe to WMST-L and send a message to the listserv that consists of only one line in the body of your message.
- WOMEN describes itself as a “general purpose list, intended to be a connection between all women’s groups and areas of interest for women and their friends.” To subscribe, write WOMEN REQUEST@ATHENA.MIT.EDU
- WON, the Women’s Online Network, is an electronic political group for women. It “will distribute information, aid in the coordination of useful political action, and provide a forum for developing strategies to improve the position of women in our society.” WON charges a fee: $20 per year, negotiable if necessary. To join, contact the co-founders at CARMELA@ECHO.PANIX.COM or HORN@ECHO.PANIX.COM or by phone at (212) 255- 3839 (New York).
- USENET Another source of electronic forums is Usenet, with its vast array of “newsgroups.” Among the hundreds of groups are the following: soc.feminism, soc.women, and soc.men. These newsgroups all carry discussions of male/female relations, as well as other topics. The newsgroups are public, open to both men and women. Soc. feminism is moderated; the others are not and tend to be somewhat wilder and more argumentative. Since methods of accessing Usenet newsgroups vary from system to system, the best thing would be to ask the computer people at your institution how to access these newsgroups on your particular system.
List retrieved from the Women's Studies Listservs page on the Intercollegiate Women's Studies of the Claremont Colleges website.
*Access another comprehensive list of gender related listserves/electronic forums. This webpage consists of an annotated, award-winning listing of publicly-accessible listserves related to women or to women-focused gender issues. (If you're new to email lists find some basic information about what they are and how you can join one.)
List compiled by Joan Korenman, Professor Emerita of English, Affiliate Professor Emerita of Women's Studies, and Founder of the Center for Women and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
WMS and/or Women’s Issues Websites
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program welcomes suggestions on related disciplinary or organizational websites that can be linked to our website.
- Artemis Guide to Women's Studies in the US: Guide of Women’s Studies Programs located in the U.S.
- Feminist Majority: The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.
- The Machreq/Maghreb Gender Information Linking Project: The MACMAG GLIP project provides a platform for exchange of research, analysis, training, capacity building and institutional development on Gender and Development (GAD) throughout the Arab world. One of the main components of the GLIP project is the Gender Resource Library. This Library includes over 1456 titles in Arabic, French and English of relevant books, reports and periodicals on women and gender development. It is available directly and on-line to interested students, researchers, practitioners and NGOs.
- Michael Flood's "comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities": A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities.
- Sociologists for Women in Society: Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) works to improve women’s lives through advancing and supporting feminist sociological research, activism and scholars. We are a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization with more than 1,000 members in the United States and overseas.
- The National Women's Studies Association: The NWSA supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women's Studies for those outside the profession.
- The Center for Women's Policy Studies: A multiethnic and multicultural feminist research, policy analysis and advocacy group that brings women’s diverse voices to important debates — on women and AIDS, violence against women and girls, welfare reform, access to health care, educational equity, work/family and workplace diversity policies, reproductive rights and health, and much more.
- The National Organization for Women (NOW): Now strives to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; to secure abortion, birth control, and reproductive rights for all women; to end all forms of violence against women.
- Idealist (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund: Idealist pursues equality for women and girls in the workplace, the schools, the family and the courts, through litigation, education, and public information programs.
- The Feminist Majority Foundation: Research and action programs that focus on advancing the legal, social and political equality of women with men, countering the backlash to women's advancement, and recruiting and training young feminists to encourage future leadership for the feminist movement in the United States. To carry out these aims, FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women's equality and empowerment. Their sister organization, the Feminist Majority, engages in lobbying and other direct political action, pursuing equality between women and men through legislative avenues.
- Ms. Foundation for Women: The Ms. Foundation for Women, a national, multi-issue, public women's fund, supports the efforts of women and girls to govern their own lives and influence the world around them. It funds and assists women's self-help organizing efforts, and pursues changes in public consciousness, law, philanthropy, and social policy. The foundation directs resources to break down barriers based on race, class, age, disability, sexual orientation and culture.
- The National League of Women Voters: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America: Their mission is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; and to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.
- The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy: A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women's equality worldwide by guaranteeing reproductive rights as human rights. Reproductive rights, the foundation for women's self-determination over their bodies and sexual lives, are critical to all women's ability to achieve their full potential.
- The National Abortion and Reproduction Rights League: The political arm of the pro-choice movement and a strong advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. NARAL's mission is to protect and preserve the right to choose while promoting policies and programs that improve women's health and make abortion less necessary. It works to educate Americans and officeholders about reproductive rights and health issues and elect pro-choice candidates at all levels of government.
- Futures Without Violence: A national non-profit organization that works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live in a home free of violence.
- North American Women's Health Organization: North American Women’s Health Online (NAWHO) is dedicated to giving women accurate and detailed information about issues concerning women’s health. As educators, we take the time to draft informative and helpful articles in order to help promote better health in the lives of women everywhere.
- The National Center for Lesbian Rights: NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.
- The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: A think tank that works to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local, state and national level. As part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and equality, NGLTF is creating a world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society.
- The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center: A multifaceted organization serving New York State’s Capital Region gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) community. It seeks to promote the understanding and acceptance of the GLBT community and to provide important programs and services to the community.
- The International Lesbian and Gay Association: A world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere.
- The Global Fund for Women: A grant-making foundation supporting women's human rights around the world working to address critical issues such as gaining economic independence, increasing girls' access to education and stopping violence against women.
- The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women: The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians formed in the early decades of the 20th century in response to women academics' sense of professional isolation. Although allowed to join the American Historical Association (the professional organization for historians in the U.S.), women were never invited to the "smokers," the parties, the dinners and the informal gatherings where the leading men of the profession introduced their graduate students to their colleagues and generally shepherded them into history jobs in colleges and universities. In an attempt to get to know each other, women who later formed the basis of the Berkshire group began to sponsor breakfasts at the AHA, to establish a network among female historians, as well as to exchange ideas on professional activities.
- The National Women's History Project: The National Women's History Project is an educational nonprofit organization. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
- Affordable Colleges Online: Offers numerous financial aid opportunities available to women that most don't know about, and helps women find and secure financial aid. Key elements of the guide include: 1) A collection of scholarships for women, including due dates and award amounts for each; 2) Insight into the financial aid application process; 3) Other funding opportunities, like industry-specific scholarships and funding for special groups.