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Inspiration
Robin Morgan's "A Woman's Creed"

 
Selected Books

Jane Addams
Peace and Bread in Time of War
Twenty Years at Hull House

Anti-war action:   The Lysistrata Project A day of readings in opposition to war. Aristophanes must be smiling. I've set up an online Lysistra scroll—my geeky little attempt to participate. [MARCH 3, 2003]


Action Update Amina Lawal's death sentence quashed at last but questions remain about discriminatory legislation


CEDAW [Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ] : Women's Treaty: :  Please call or e-mail your Senators and the White House to urge support for this important UN Declaration! You can use the automated letter available at www.womenstreaty.org. This site also includes additional background and links. A good website to track the CEDAW's progress and the progress of other U.S. legislation focused on women's concerns see Women's Policy, Inc. www.womenspolicy.org.

More than twenty years have passed since Jimmy Carter signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. 170 nations have ratified it. Like the Declaration of Human Rights, the document won't bring about an immediate change—but, like the Declaration of Human Rights, CEDAW's ratification sets it as a standard—a standard for all humankind.

The vision I see is not only a movement of direct democracy, of self- and co-determination and non-violaence, but a movement in which politics means the power to love and the power to feel united on the spaceship Earth... In a world struggling in violence and dishonesty, the further development of non-violence - not only as a philosophy but as a way of life, as a force on the streets, in the market squares, outside the missile bases, inside the chemical plants and inside the war industry - becomes onen of the most urgent priorities.—Petra Kelly

FT featured link: State of the Evidence 2004: What Is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer? edited by Nancy Evans, Health Science Consultant, Breast Cancer Fund - A new report on environmental links to breast cancer concludes that exposure to synthetic chemicals and radiation has contributed more than previously thought to the rising incidence of breast cancer.
Report jointly released by: The Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Action

Ecofeminism

Ethnic and (Inter)national

  • Apna Ghar: our house: Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter located in Chicago serving primarily Asian women and children, and was the first Asian shelter of its kind in the Mid-Western United States. Apna Ghar takes its name from a Hindu-Urdu phrase meaning "Our Home", and since January 1990 has served over 3500 domestic violence clients.

  • The International Center for Research on Women organization dedicated to promoting social and economic development with women's full participation. ICRW focuses principally on women in developing and transition countries.

  • Jewish Feminist Resources Good source for the Arts, Religion, Books, Periodicals and Organizations. The art, ritual and liturgy info is especially interesting to all women trying to cope and create in a world where most doors still read "men only."

  • Manavi deals with the problems and needs of South Asian women who have been battered, abandoned, racially or sexually harassed, impoverished or victimized - providing advocacy, translator services, legal and therapeutic referral, loans, as well as job and housing advice including interest free loan services for women in need, a 24-hour answering service, and a legal clinic. It is currently working to set up a shelter for South Asian women in New Jersey.

  • Manushi: A Journal about Women and Society This journal from India provides in-depth information on women's lives and work, civil liberties and human rights issues, interviews, historical pieces, film and book reviews, fiction, and poetry. This site provides some recent articles on-line in addition to information on the print journal.

  • Women for Women ". . .An estimated 60,000 Bosnian and Croatian women and children have been raped in the Serbian forces' systematic plan to dehumanize and demoralize the civilian population." [WWB is a non-profit, inter-faith humanitarian organization that allows you to sponsor a Bosnian woman with a monthly donation and with the encouragement of corresondence. The project has now expanded to Rwanda where the four month genocide in 1994 resulted in an estimated one million dead, 250,0000 to 500,000 women raped and the displacement of an estimated three million as refugees.]

  • RAWA: Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan RAWA is a political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights against the repressive fundamentalism in Afghanistan

  • Russian Feminism Resources Home Page Good resources both in English and Russian.

  • Asian/Pacific Women's Publishing Groups Book-women, book-stores and women-centered publishing from Bangladesh and China through Vanuatu and Vietnam. New publishing, catalogue purchasing and other resources. Twenty-some years ago, I finally discovered Asian women story-tellers and poets—writers of novels centuries before the European dates that had been drilled into my head for "first novels" and other classic biases. It was an exhilarating re-knowledging experience. Visit.

  • SAWNET: South Asian Women's Network Books, cinema, electronic resources, news and much more about and for women in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burman, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The descriptive listing of women's organizations is fantastic.

  • Women in German Feminist Stuff and Germanist studies. Good links to European texts too. In the old days BW3+ (before the world wide web was widely ...), WIG was one of the first e-mailing lists I subscribed to.

General and Reference

  • FeMiNa "the first comprehensive World Wide Web based directory and information resource containing information exclusively for and about women and girls online." [Also listed on my reference page.]

  • Women Studies Gophers and WWW Pages Joan Korenman's ". . . somewhat selective, alphabetical listing . . . that contain useful information about women's studies/women's issues."

  • Gender-Related Electronic Forums Joan Korenman's "extensive listing of publicly-accessible electronic forums (or "lists") related to women or to gender issues)" -- This is a very good place to start getting your net skills if you're just starting out--just remember--the volume of mail can get crazy--always keep the initial message including the info on how to unsubscribe!!

  • Feminist.com More great links, women's businesses and classifieds.

Books and Publications

  • Merge a feminist 'zine out of Chicago raising awareness of media images and gender issues—fostering discussion and action.

    Ms. magazines live here.

  • On the Issues The Progressive Woman's magazine—Twenty-five years of issues online

  • Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Utopia Extensive bibliography of Feminist SF and related links. [SF is virtual space where we can imagine possibilities filled with distopias and eutopias where we can weave and untangle our deepest hopes and fears.]

  • A Celebration of Women Writers Wonderful links to e-texts and e-reviews from Abagail Adams on down the alphabet. The couple who maintain this page also have another great Online books page--see under my e-text links.

  • The Yellow Wallpaper site A must read. Try reading Gilman's Herland then jumping to The Yellow Wallpaper if you ever find yourself unable to create your own "mood swing" unaided.

Law and Freedom

  • Feminist Juriprudence

  • Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113(1973) (and related decisions) "APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS No. 70-18. -- Argued December 13, 1971--Reargued October 11, 1972 --Decided January 22, 1973" [Some decisions are important enough that we need to read them ourselves (even if the jargon tries to fight us off). Especially for the "less enfranchised" in our society, certain information is too important to rely on experts or self-appointed pundits.]

Religion

  • Women Active in Buddhism a top dharma stop. [The website has some annoying popup ads--but if you can cope with them, it's still worth a look.]

  • Bat Kol: A Feminist House of Study, the first Jewish Feminist House of Study in Israel.

  • KOLOT: The Center for Jewish Women and Gender Studies   With commitment to the Jewish past, present, and future, Kolot brings insights and innovative practices from the study of gender and Judaism to the Jewish community.   Kolot advances scholarship and trains rabbis and its national programs and resources enrich the lives and practices for Jews of all denominations.

Lesbian Culture

  • Mazer Online largest West Coast archive dedicated to preserving lesbian/feminist history.

Music/Art/Film

  • Women Make Movies: WMM's multicultural programs offer fantastic women-created media resources. Since 1972, WMM has counter-acted the media's under-representation and misrepresentation of women and is now the largest distributor of women's media in North America. Check out their film catalog, workshops and seminars.

  • The Women Artists Archive is located in the Ruben Salazar Library at Sonoma State University and is open for public use. It contains information on over 1,000 women artists from the Middle Ages through the present day.

  • Women and music research guide

  • The Atlanta Feminist Women's Chorus This community-based non- audition chorus will be celebrating their fifteenth anniversary (1996-7 season) with the release of their first CD.

  • Ladyslipper Music A catalogue that's a fine research tool and now an online radio option..

Health and Safety

  • Breast Cancer Action Wondering why everyone keeps talking about a "cure" rather than prevention? Here's the resource to check.

  • Planned Parenthood On Line: A Guide To Healthy Sexuality A project of Planned Parenthood/Chicago: includes a great on-line newsletter as well as very helpful related links.

  • Women for Sobriety WFS offers an alternative to twelve-step groups (which began as efforts to address addiction as a men's problem/issue). - The WFS focus is positive and self-affirming rather than disease [helplessness] centered

  • Office of Population Research Includes "emergency contraception" information and resources not easily found elsewhere! Lots of info on the variety of so-called "morning-after" pills.

  • Breast Cancer Network of Strength [formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization] Fantastic information source and peer support for women (or men) with breast cancer and their loved ones.

Work and Leisure

Politics (U.S.)

  • Emily's List This donor network for women pro-choice candidates gets virtual in a big way!

  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) Home Page The first place to check out, when you decide that you really have to get organized. Locally: check out Chicago NOW

  • Feminist Majority Foundation For feminist-friendly news/info--a top stop.

  • NARAL Online! The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League is on the Web! News, Reference, Referral and Act Now (action section).

  • League of Women Voters HomePage Since shortly after U.S. women got the vote, the League has been providing information and advocacy to make those votes "informed" ones. A great source/resource for clear information on the issues and the candidates. New global links as well.

  • WAND [Women's Action for New Directions]—WAND's mission is to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs. You might considering WAND's mission to be sanity.

  • Women Leaders Online WLO is dedicated mobilizing women online to stop the Radical Right.

    Many pages linked here in the past have disappeared. I'm doing my best to find updates or replacements without merely reproducing links on many of the links you'll find on this page. Checking the linked pages on the links you find here, should keep you going with wonderful resources for some time.—Happy web surfing.

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