I am a woman, and a feminist. I know a lot of women who are afraid
to call themselves feminists, for fear of being lumped in with the
shrill "feminists" who insist that intercourse is a "violative
abuse" and who decry pornography because they equate it to "woman
hating." It's very easy to make off-the-wall arguments like that
if you're willing to redefine your terms. I'm not. I believe in
respecting people for their individuality, being aware of privileges
gained unfairly and working to establish them for everyone, and
being responsible for oneself and one's society. The following
collection of links points to sites maintained by people who seem
to see things similarly to the way I do.
- Donna Laframboise's Web site --
Laframboise is a Canadian journalist and writer who is calling mainstream
feminism (as represented by such organizations as NOW and Ms.
magazine -- you know, the ones who get quoted when people want to know
what "the feminists" say) to task for ignoring, misrepresenting, and
even demonizing men in general and any women who disagree with them.
Her site and her book, The Princess at the Window: A New Gender
Morality, contain some provocative and fascinating stuff; if you
think feminism's been overrun by the loonies, you may find some hope here.
- Bust magazine -- they
call themselves "the voice of the New Girl Order," and they're fun and
just about fearless. Great page of links.
- A page of women's
resources on the net
- A page for women and
minorities in science and engineering
- A page for feminist activists
- Another page for
feminism and women's resources, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- The Feminist
Annex -- "Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."
- Leslie's World o' Chicks.
Go visit this page.
References and resources for the
- An indexed list of
- A collection of Internet resources for abortion and reproductive
rights. Contains links to a lot of interesting sites, including
ones put together by people who, um, feel differently about these
issues from the way I do.
- The Abortion Rights
Activist Home Page
- A long text file called "Confessions of an Abortionist," written by a doctor in
1939 when abortion was illegal.
- A page describing methods of
- The Reproductive Health
and Rights Center's resource list
- Food for thought: the Men's Issues
- The Queer Resources
Directory. The net's largest repository of information for gay men,
lesbians, bisexuals, and their supporters
- Lesbian.org, promoting
lesbian visibility on the Internet
- "It's gonna be a GREAT DAY! Know how I know? 'Cause it's a FULL
MOON and I'm PMS!!!"
- The Bisexual Resource
List, a collection of links for people who feel that the gender of a
lover is a secondary consideration.
and other topics. This is an excellent site.
Collected Queer Information. Another set of worthwhile links.
- A long and very articulate post to
a Usenet newsgroup about why welfare needs to be
there. Kathleen is one of my heroes.
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