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No Turning Back: The Feminist Resource Site

The Historical Emergence of Feminisms

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  1. Women's Rights, Women's Work, and Women's Sphere
  2. Race and the Politics of Identity in U.S. Feminism
  3. The Global Stage and the Politics of Location

3. Women's Rights, Women's Work, and Women's Sphere

Primary source documents from feminist history

Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women.

John Stuart Mill, "On the Subjection of Women"

"Declaration of Sentiments from the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848"

Argentinian feminist Maria Eugenia Echenique's "The Emancipation of Women" (1876)

Russian feminist Alexandra Kollontai (on "International Women's Day" (1920) and "Red Love" (1927)

The Women and Social Reform Movements website from SUNY Binghamton includes over 750 primary documents on women

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement, at Duke University, including documents on Socialist feminism, Sexuality, Reproductive Rights, Work, and Music

Historical resource projects

The U.S. Women's Rights Movement timeline

The Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Project at Dartmouth includes a complete electronic collection of her collected works

For a museum of women's history in the U.S. check out the cyber exhibits at the National Women's History Museum

The Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, commemorates the First Women's Rights Convention and the early leaders of the women's rights movement in the United States

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4. Race and the Politics of Identity in U.S. Feminism

Primary source documents from feminist history:

Sojourner Truth, "Keeping the Thing Going While Things Are Stirring," 1867

The Jewish Women's Archives document the rich legacies of Jewish women, primarily in the U.S.

"Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution" has timelines, documents, and more, from the Jewish Women's Archives.

Women of Color in the Women's Liberation Movement, at Duke University

Contemporary organizations and resources

Women of Color Web

Karla Tonella at the University of Iowa maintains this interlinked index on Gender, Race & Ethnicity in Media (scroll down)

Women of Color Resource Center logo: Smiling dark-skinned womanThe Women of Color Resource Center is a non-profit education and activism resource center on justice issues affecting women of color.

South Asian Women: information and resources on

Nativeweb offers this list of native women's organizations and resources.  One site features the Native American Women from the Tonawanda Nation Territory in upstate New York, who formed the Ongweoweh NOW chapter to address taxation issues on the reservation

Browse Chicana literature, biographies, art, and more at Making Face, Making Soul: A Chicana Feminist Website. The site builds on the work of Chicana feminist scholars Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga to celebrate Mexican American women's lives and visions.

Men for Change is a pro-feminist, anti-racist educational organization that promotes "positive masculinity and ending sexism and violence"

Some recommended films

Some American Feminists is a "fascinating flashback on the women's liberation agenda in the light of 1990s backlash"

Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker by Joanne Grant

Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde by Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson

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5. The Global Stage and the Politics of Location

This comprehensive Global List of Women's Organizations is indexed by country

International Women's Resources from the Women's Studies section of the Association of College and Research Libraries

The multilingual Global Fund for Women supports women's human rights campaigns around the world, addressing issues of economic independence, girls' education, and stopping violence against women

Primary source documents in feminist history

Women in the African National Congress, documents from 1954-2007

Winona LaDuke, "The Indigenous Women's Network: Our Future, Our Responsibility," UN Fourth World Conference in Beijing, August 31, 1995

Purple UNIFEM logoUnited Nations sites

UN Women

UN Fourth World Women's Conference in Beijing, 1995

Multicolored logo for UN Womenwatch Gateway: Figure of woman holding globe with green and blue lands behind herWomenwatch: UN Gateway

Progress of the World's Women, 2000

CEDAW The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women was adopted by the U.N. in 1979, but has not yet been ratified by the U.S.

National and regional sites

Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) is a pan African women's rights network that brings together law and development to increase women's participation and influence at all levels (in French, English, and Portugese)

The South African Commission on Gender Equality is "one of the six State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy called for in the 1996 Constitution"

UK Gateway: Gender & Development, UN, Global Gender Links, & more

The Continental Network of Indigenous Women (Enlace continental de mujeres indígenas) works to promote indigenous women's organizing at national levels in order to promote global solidarity (website in Spanish)

Joan Korenman's International Women's Web Sites and International Gender-Related Email Lists

Manushi: A Journal of Indian Women & Society

Jenda: A Journal of Culture & African Women Studies

The CAlifornia Women's Agenda (CAWA) is dedicated to "Bringing the Beijing Platform for Action to the Grassroots of California" - See their vision statements on issues of health, violence, human rights, and more

Recommended films:  

Beyond Beijing

A Veiled Revolution by Marilyn Gaunt

Feminist perspectives on 9/11:

"The Taliban's Bravest Opponents," --on the Revolutionary Afghan Women's Association (RAWA)

Rosalind Petchesky, "Phantom Towers: Feminist Reflections on the Battle between Global Capitalism and Fundamentalist Terrorism"

Arundhati Roy, "The Algebra of Infinite Justice"   

Charlotte Bunch, "Whose Security," The Nation Sept 23, 2002

Barbara Ehrenreich's Barnard commencement speech on the Abu Ghraib abuses, women, and feminism

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