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Women's Studies Internet Resources

Yvonne Mulhern

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Yvonne Mulhern
Reference Department - Office 110B
phone: 254-968-9934
email: mulhern@tarleton.edu

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing  reference@tarleton.edu, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Women's studies subcategories:

 

Arts

Intute: Social Sciences: Women's Studies: Women and the Arts   An award-winning British website providing access research and educational materials.  Subject specialists evaluate a variety of online resources.  Enables online searching of 93 UK-based “academic  e-prints repositories.”

Camera Obscura - A journal which provides  “innovative feminist perspectives on film, television, and visual media…[including] feminist work in relation to race studies, postcolonial studies, and queer studies.”  You can get access online through the Tarleton Library databases.

Women Make Movies  - This non-profit organization was “established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry…facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.”

Guerilla Girls - Founded in 1985 by artists concerned with the lack of female representation in the art world. 

Employment

Winning Equal Pay: The Value of Women's Work  - British website focusing on equal pay for women.  It includes teacher’s notes, filmed interviews, and digitized images and documents.  A subset of a larger website on trade unions in the UK.

9to5, National Association of Working Women   - Founded in 1973, this organization is “dedicated to putting working women's issues on the public agenda.”  A job survival hotline with information on legal rights is available. 

Government resources

US Department of Justice: Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)  - Devoted to “raising awareness and supporting training and services responding to incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.”

Center for Women Veterans (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs)   - This arm of the government reviews programs and services for female veterans; ensures parity of benefits and services; evaluates sexual discrimination and harassment claims.  Resources include: Summit Proceedings on Women’s Veteran Issues,  statistics on female veterans, a section on mental health and sexual trauma counseling, and a 25-page report entitled “Women Veterans: Past,  Present and Future.”

http://womenincongress.house.gov/  - Based on the book Women in Congress, 1917–2006.  Includes past and present member profiles, historical information, an introduction to researching women in Congress, lesson plans, digitized artifacts, a section on women of color, and a series of historical essays.

Health

Womenshealth.org   Womenshealth.org is a subset of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s mission is to “"provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches." Resources (click on “Offices of Women’s Health”) include: downloadable factsheets on women’s health issues.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Women's Health  Resources include an A-Z list of topics, various publications, statistics on women’s health, hotline numbers, information on various campaigns and programs, and various health tools.

Organizations

National Organization of Women (NOW)   Founded in 1966, NOW is the largest and arguably the most well-known feminist organization in the United States.  Important issues include reproductive rights, economic equality, lesbian rights, racism, violence against women and sexism in the media. 

Vday.org   V-day, which is observed on February 14, was started by Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues) as a way to increase awareness of and fight violence against women around the world. Funds are raised by play performances.  Issues important to V-day include “rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.”  Members are encouraged to hold events to raise awareness and men are encouraged to participate.

Reference

Women's Issues Resource Sites   Compiled by the University of Maryland’s Joan Korenman (founder of Center for Women and Information Technology)

Last updated 09/2013