TopLinks: Women and Feminism

About-Face promotes “self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism.” The site features advertisements that About-Face considers exploitive of women (“gallery of offenders”) and others that it believes present positive images of women (“gallery of winners”).

American Women's History: A Research Guide
This site, maintained by Middle Tennessee State University, is an authoritative resource about American women's history. Links to source documents, full-text articles, and regional resources are provided.

This Web site acts as a community for Bust, a magazine for women with a feminist and body-friendly slant. Features include links to stories from recent issues, and also a vibrant “Lounge” message board where thousands of men and women alike post on topics such as world issues, body image, and media. This site also contains the latest updates in women's news worldwide from a variety of resources.

Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design: Advertising to Women
The Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design deconstructs several historical advertisements geared towards gender stereotypes, particularly women.
This site offers extensive information on women-owned businesses, seminal articles and speeches by important feminists, weekly feminist news updates, information on women's health, and links to other useful sites.

Independent Women's Forum
The Independent Women's Forum supports women in their participation as free-thinking individuals in a democratic society. Check this site for information on gender equity, women's health, Title IX, the Women's Economic Project, and a link to The Women's Quarterly.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
The Institute for Women's Policy Research is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization founded in 1987 to rectify the limited availability of policy-relevant research on women's lives and to inform and stimulate the debate on issues of critical importance to women. Includes findings on women and work, poverty and welfare, employment, health care, and reproductive rights.

Ms. Magazine
This is the Web site of the best-known feminist magazine in the United States.

My Sistahs
This site is for and by women of color and serves as a community forum for topics in health, gender, culture, and body image. Read essays on the role of women in hip-hop vs. self-esteem, and access information about the myths of body size and eating disorders.

National Organization for Women
The NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has pushed for social change to bring about equality for all women.

National Partnership for Women and Families
This not-for-profit organization advocates fairness in the workplace and quality health care for men, women, and children. Click here to read about the Family Medical Leave Act, various health care initiatives, civil rights laws in the workplace, and more.

National Women's History Project
The online site for the nonprofit National Women's History Project includes links to sites that focus on women's history, related women's organizations, and suggestions for ways to get involved in your community.