This collection of links is by no means complete and almost certainly
has circularities. I have tried to organize them under some loose
categories, but some sites fall under many categories and I have had
to chose where to list them using my best judgement. Hopefully my
summaries of what each site includes will be of help.
At the bottom of this page I have a list of unsorted, undescribed sites
that I haven't had a chance to look at yet. These will eventually be
processed, but I wanted to make them available.
Obviously, I do not necessarily support the views of any site that I
have listed here. My intention is to reflect a wide range of views. If
you have a site that you would like to see listed here, e-mail me at
email@example.com and let me know. Though I reserve the right to
omit any site from this list, I will most probably include any sites that
Feminist Organizations and Publications
- The Independent Women's Forum
- The Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, non-profit organization
which sponsors public speaking events and has the goal of promoting
"individual responsibility, strong families, more opportunity, and less
government." They offer themselves as an alternative to the "old feminist
Establishment." Their page includes a description of the issues that the IWF
is concerned with and their positions as well as a list of news items that
are relevant to the issues they pursue, a calendar of their upcoming events,
a list of related publications and recent speakers and information on
- On the Issues Home Page
- "On The Issues: The Progressive Woman's Quarterly" is a service of
CHOICES Women's Medical Center, Inc. and identifies themselves
as "a feminist, humanist magazine of critical thinking, dedicated to
fostering collective responsibility for positive social change." Their
web site contains general information on the publication, subscription
information, and a selection of articles and features from each issue
(the site maintains the on-line articles from both the current issue and
past issues). The featured articles often include book/film reviews,
the letters section, and the cover story.
- Women's InSite
- A collection of articles on a variety of topics with a focus on their
interest to women. Topics include media reviews, travel, cooking, and
the women's experience in general. There are also short stories and poetry
by women and a hotlist of other sites to explore.
- Andrea Dworkin Web Site!
- This site contains an on-line library of many of Andrea Dworkin's books
(both non-fiction and fiction), speeches, articles and interviews, as well as
biographical information about her.
- Fathers' Rights and Equality Exchange
- The web page for an organization working to gain equality for fathers.
They have information on support for fathers, educational information on the
issues they are concerned with and information on their legislative goals.
Their resources include on-line support for people currently struggling
with fathers' rights issues.
- Men's Issues Page
- The goal of this page is to cover the several men's movements
encyclopediacally. They maintain lists of men's movements organizations as
well as related books, web links, and other resources. They also maintain
an online reference to statistics, studies and bibliographies which may
be of interest to those interested in the men's movement.
- MenWeb - M.E.N. Magazine
- A collection of articles, stories and poems which is associated with
the Men's Voices quarterly journal. It also includes a list of
resources on and off the internet and a forum for online questions about
men's issues. A very well organized site.
Sexual Assault and Harassment
- Freedom of Speech vs. Workplace Harassment Law
- This site maintained by a UCLA Law School professor discusses the
conflict between freedom of speech and workplace harassment law. The discussion
does not single out sexual harassment but rather focuses on Title VII in
general; however, sexual harassment is addressed. Most of the information is
divided into articles (divided into the categories: what kind of speech is
suppressed, a 1st ammendment analysis of the law, a proposed solution to the
conflict, Q&A for lawyers, and procedural, slippery slope and cyberspace issues)
and a section of reference materials (divided into sections on: definitions of
harassment law, court precidents, a bibliography of harassment law articles from
a variety of perspectives and a keyword index into the site).
- Sexual Assault Information Page
- This page "provides information concerning acquaintance rape, child sexual
abuse/assault, incest, rape, ritual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual
harassment. Information is provided via the WWW, email, a bi-monthly
electronic newsletter, as well as occasional hardcopy mailings for specific
requests. All information, including the newsletter, is provided totally
free of charge." There is an area for announcements and requests as well
as search facilities for this site.
- Sexual Harassment
- This page, maintained at the University of Maryland, maintains a set of
reports about sexual harassment, including Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission Information, the 1993 New York Task Force Report on sexual
harassment, a review of the Tailhook 91 navy investigations and general
documents about sexual harassment and questions to ask during sexual
- Sexual Harassment: Myths and Realities
- The American Psychological Association's fact page on sexual harassment,
including the legal definition and a description of the psychological and
physical effects on the victim. Strategies for responding to harassment are
- Stop Sexual Harassment
- Definitions of sexual harassment and what recourses what can take either
legally or personally. Legal and emotional support resources for
harassment in particular and women's issues in general are listed by state.
There is also a list of internet resources given. This is a focused and
easy to navigate site.
- The SOHO Guidebook -- What Is Sexual Harassment?
- A definition of sexual harassment with examples. This is part of an
online workplace guidebook that also discusses other types of harassment
and goes on to discuss strategies for preventing harassment and
techniques for handling harassement as a victim and as an employer.
This site has a lot of information, though it may be difficult to find.
The focus is on issues from the view point of an employer.
- American Association of University Women
- The American Association of University Women is "a national organization
that promotes education and equity for all women and girls." Their activities
include lobbying and advocating for education and equity, funding research on
girls and education, providing fellowships and grants for outstanding women
internationally, and funding and supporting women taking legal action against
sex discrimination in higher education. Their web site gives information
about all of these programs, gives information about particular issues of
concern as well as providing a voting record of US senators and representatives
on these issues. Their "AAUW Resources" section is extensive and well worth
- Expect the Best from a Girl
- This small site which is sponsored by the Women's College Coalition
presents the message that girls and boys start
life with the same range of abilities in academic and physical areas and
that most of the differences in performance can be attributed to the
influences of society, culture and family. Given this, ideas are given
for concrete things parents can do to encourage their girls to do their
best. Specific ideas are given for encouraging girls in math and science.
They also give an interesting list of facts about the differences that
show up between boys and girls and where these differences become
apparant in looking at the condition of women in the workplace. Finally,
they provide a list of educational programs for girls and women's
colleges who support such activities.
- TAP Junior
- A sub-site to TAP: The Ada Project (listed under "Women in Science"), this
page lists information on programs, organizations, activities and web sites
which are geared towards interesting girls and children in general in
computing. This includes listings of science and math camps or programs which
can be integrated into a classroom setting. Relevant software and games are
Women in Business
- Women's Business Ownership Home Page
- The Women's Business Ownership Program strives to help women who own or
are want to own a business by providing training, counseling and mentoring
services. Their web page includes a newsletter, a most commonly asked
questions page which includes answers to many questions women have about
starting their own business, a list of useful programs and resources as
well as links to local information for many areas.
Women in Government
- Radcliffe Public Policy Institute
- The Radcliffe Public Policy Institute "works to engage women and men as
equal partners in shaping policy on important national economic, social and
political issues." Their web page gives information on RPPI projects
including their fellowship program and lists the publications that you
can order from them. They also maintain links to other policy related
Women in Science
- 4000 Years of Women in Science
- This site broadcasts the fact that women have been participating in
science for as long as science has existed. It tells the stories of the women
of science of the past who are known and are on the lookout for stories of
those who have been forgotten. The list of biographies can be displayed in
alphabetically by scientist name, time-ordered or ordered by field of study.
References for the biographies are given, as well as references about women's
contributions to science in general.
- TAP: The Ada Project
- The Ada Project is a project geared towards "tapping internet resources
for women in computer science". This page contains news-types articles about
current projects for helping women in computer science and the trends within
the field which affect women. They also maintain a discussion board and have
on-line resources which include listings of papers, conferences, projects and
news articles or announcements about women in science or technology. There is
also information about employment resources and fellowship and grant
information. They also have lists of past and current women in computer
science (grouped by position held) and statistics on women in computer science.
Tap Junior, described under the "Women's Education" section on this page, is
a sub-page devoted to describing programs, organizations and activities
designed for young girls and kids in general which get them interested in
Women on the Internet
- Virtual Sisterhood
- In their own words, "Virtual Sisterhood, a global women's electronic
support network, is dedicated to strengthening and magnifying the impact
of feminist organizing through promotion of electronic communications
use within the global women's movement." This includes collecting
women's firsthand electronic communication stories, maintaining an
electronic conference and mailing list for women activists, listing
feminist newsletters and publications from a variety of resources
both online and off. They are also building an interactive electronic
clearinghouse where women can point each other to resources that they
have found useful and share information about what they are currently
doing to organize and empower women online.
This page already has or is creating translations of this page from
English into Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Women's Personal Web Pages
- Vandergrift's Special Interest Page
- This home page contains information and ideas on "youth literature,
genre fiction, women's studies, and related topics." In the area of
women's issues, there are sections on gender and culture in picture
books, empowering girls, and women's heritage and history. The "feminist
studies" section of the page includes a large bibliography of feminist
readings as well as a supplemental short bibliography of readings in
women's history. She also maintains her own extensive list of feminist
Women's Web Searches and Link Collections
- femina : Web Search for Women
- Femina is a searchable database of links to "female friendly sites
and information on the World Wide Web." There is a search engine as well
as a Yahoo-like index into the database. Vistors can submit new sites to
be added to the database. They have a featured women's site of the month
and maintain a calendar of female-oriented events. They have an associated
mailing list where women online can help each other find sites for
personal, academic research, or work related needs. I think this is a
fun place to poke around.
- women.com: the smart network
- Women's Wire is a network of sites which center around women:
the women.com's "Women's Wire" newsletter,
Beatrice's Web Guide, and the Prevention's healthy ideas site. There
are search capablities enabled which search across all of the sites
which make up women.com, as well as an index of general topics by
which the contents of the sites are indexed.
- WWWomen Search Directory
- WWWomen is a search directory which indexes sites focusing on
women and women's issues. It allows both key word searches and yahoo-like
category searches. The choice of categories is customized to the
existing content for women on the web. There is also a "select random
site" feature, a "best of the web" page, and a "resource room" singling
out links to pages felt to be of particular value or interest to women
on the web. WWWomen also maintains a mailing list and the WWWomen
- The Equal Rights Amendment
- An online copy of the text of the Equal Rights Ammendment to the US
Constitution from 1921, written by Alice Paul.
- Statistics on the Pay Gap
- This post from soc.feminism gives statistics from 1992/1993 about the pat
gap between men and women in different jobs. The statistics are copied from
the January 1994 "Working Woman Magazine" and were based on professional
society reports or Department of Labor Stats. The stats show men overall making
more money than women in the same field.
Miscellaneous Women's Sites
- Gender Equity In Sports
- This research project based out of the University of Iowa is designed
to present information on the state of affairs in interscholastic or
intercollegiate sport. It includes reports from newspaper articles, the
Women's Sports Foundation and a variety of other references. Topics
which are focued on include a survey of Title IX from both legal and
practical perspectives, voluntary actions on the part of a range of
institutions related to gender equity, and an up-to-date news watch.
There is also a listing of resources and informational documents.
- Heartless Bitches International - "Deal With It!"
- This site is an outlet for women who are fed up about a variety of
annoyances which face them, from clueless or pushy men to women who think
the world owes them something. Features the "Sappy site-of the-day", the
How do you know if she's a Real(tm) engineer? list, a
discussion group, lists of books, movies and music which member heartless
bitches recommend, and other stuff. Basically, a meeting place for women
to let out their frustrations and anger. Visit at your own risk.
- the kassandra project
- The kassandra project is a collection of web pages which is meant to
serve as an introduction of German women writers, artists and thinkers
from the second half of the 1700s through the beginning of the 1800s. This
includes an extensive section focusing on Karoline von Günderrode,
a German woman writer from the early 1800s, as well as general biographies
and bibliographies, a collection of images and links to other sites of
interest on the internet.
- PACAWOM Home Page
- PACAWOM is an international group which is commited to the advancement
of women in Pakistan. Their site contains a large amount of information
about the problems currently facing Pakistani women as well as links to
other sites which focus on the state of women in different countries
around the world.
There are also a lot of web sites out there that are anti-feminist;
some of which are serious and some of which are supposedly humorous
but, at least in my view, only succeed in being sexist. These are
sites that I happened across in my search for sites on women's issues.
I am including them to give a taste of some of the anti-feminist
and anti-women sentiment that is present on the internet. I have
chosen not to give descriptions of these sites as I am not sure that
I could do so fairly.
The Domain of Patriarchy
Feminist's Hall of SHAME
This is my list of to-be-sorted web sites. Feel free to peruse them.
Feminist Bookstore News Information
FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION
Now Approaching Planet Girl
National Women's History Project
On the Road... Again
WWWomen WebRing Home Page!
The New York Times Magazine: Heroine Worship
Net Chick: The Book
The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers
Janis Maria Carmella Costanzi Cortese
SHOP! INFORMATION SERVICES
Susan Dennis - Where the Girls Are
New Feminist Newsletter
Women's Wire -- Careers, Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Horoscope, Chat, Money, Cash, Health, Sports, News, Relationships, Sex, Shopping, Travel and more for professional women
Kate's Feminism Page
the 3rd WWWave
From "Are Women Human?"