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Womens’s Studies Resources

Activism is an important issuing facing women today. Feminism is still alive and well in the world, especially since women still earn less than men for the same amount of work. Women’s activism groups also cover other areas that fall within the world of feminism.

The American Civil Liberties Union lists the women’s rights project. This project is geared towards helping women receive the same privileges and rights as men. Emily’s List is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping women win political seats and gain power in the government. There’s also Guerilla Girls, which strives to update feminism in the 21st century world. Feminist also provides information on feminism in today’s world and Feminist Majority Foundation Online lists hundreds of articles written by women about feminism.

Art Women showcases work done by female artists, including an artist of the week feature. The project Bra Ball was started as a way for women to donate their bras as a sign of equality and has grown to include thousands of different bras. In terms of movies, Women in Cinema lists information pertaining to important women on screen and behind the cameras. For information on women in World War II, Women Come to the Front, with its prevalence of photographs and essays is a valuable source. There’s also Women in America, which provides essays and articles on over 100 years of women’s history.

Child Birth resource contains information on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as a section detailing what to expect in all stages of the pregnancy. Breast Cancer Connections covers a variety of topics relating to breast cancer in women and Mirror-Mirror looks at how some women deal with and experience eating disorders. Women’s Health at About lists ways in which women can prevent, treat, and identify different diseases. Women will also find Medline Plus helpful as it covers the diseases and conditions most often facing women.

Computer Girl strives to make computers and technology more accessible for girls by giving information on using technology in their everyday lives. Girls can anonymously ask questions that might seem embarrassing to counselors at Go Ask Alice and read the answers to already asked questions. Beyond Nancy Drew covers popular books featuring young females written by women from the last 200 years. HHS started Girls Health as a way to cover health related issues facing young women. At About Face girls can learn more about self-esteem issues and ways to maintain a positive body image.

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