Women Studies

Online Resources for Women/Gender Studies

Archives and Resources for Teaching Women's History

Declaration of Sentiments

(women: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/calbkbib:@field(SUBJ+@band(Women+--California +))

Audio Resources

National Public Radio Audio Archives:

The Next Wave of Female Activism
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1847085

Grrrl Culture
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1067610

'Ms.' Surviving in an Era of Fashion Mags
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1440160

Women and Politics
http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=829782

The Evolution of Voting Rights in America (looks at what November 2000's election reveals about the state of suffrage today)
http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1124080

Low Wage Nannies: A Conundrum for Feminists
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1754975

Women on War
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1212320

Islamic Feminism
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1474694

Beneath Historic Fashion
http://www.npr.org/programs/wesat/features/2002/aug/underwear/index.html

Kim Gandy (president of NOW, gives speech to national press club)
http://www.npr.org/programs/npc/2001/011211.kgandy.html

The Wonder of Girls (do we raise our boys and girls differently?)
http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1137177

Actress Elizabeth Perry reads the Declaration of Sentiments as delivers by E. Cady Stanton
http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1001223

Voices from the Dust Bowl (includes audio)
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/women/women.html

"California as I Saw it": First Person Narratives of California's Early Years
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tshome.html
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html

Justice Learning: Civic Education in the Real Word

http://www.justicelearning.org/viewissue.asp?issueID=13

See section on women's rights--excellently contextualized audio resources, with additional NYT articles and additional teaching materials.

Topics:

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
http://www.justicetalking.org/viewprogram.asp?progID=433

Bias on the Battlefield
http://www.justicetalking.org/viewprogram.asp?progID=189

Gender Wars at Center Court
http://www.justicetalking.org/viewprogram.asp?progID=63

Justice Talking
http://www.justicetalking.org/home.asp

This American Life (NPR)
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/

Three Women and the Sex Industry
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ search for "Three Women and the Sex Industry"

I Enjoy Being a Girl, Sort of (David Sedaris)
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ search for "I Enjoy Being a Girl, Sort of "

Testosterone (an entire show examines the role of testosterone in people's lives)
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ search for "Testosterone"

Notes on Camp (Prologue and Episode 6 deal with gender differences at camp)
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ search for "Notes on Camp "

Superpowers (Act Two tells the story of Zora, a self-made superhero)
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ search for "Superpowers"

Guns (Author Sarah Vowell interviews her father about his collection of guns)
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ search for "Guns"

Women in American History (Encyclopedia Brittanica)
http://search.eb.com/women/

See http://search.eb.com/women/ind_mediagallery.html for the media gallery--includes clips from Carrie Chapman Catt, Dorothy Parker, Video of Hillary Rodham Clinton--audio is better than the video) audio requires Quicktime

Poetry, Literature and the Arts:

poets.org

(an extensive resource featuring a listening booth with many audio readings by the poets; includes many women poets)

Listening Booth features (among others):

Womanhood (by Catherine Anderson)

The Art of Translation (Adrienne Rich)

Poetry Exhibits: Daughters
poetry.org

The Courage to Write (an award winning series of audio programs and guides on women novelists and poets) (you have to purchase tapes via this site, but might be useful?)
http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/courage.htm

Audio Poetry Archives and Anthologies
http://poetry.about.com/cs/audiopoetry/

An Audible Anthology: Poems from The Atlantic Monthly read aloud (extensive)
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/poetry/antholog/aaindx.htm

epoets.network: Book of Voices
http://voices.e-poets.net/

Harper Audio (not the best quality)
http://town.hall.org/radio/HarperAudio/

Favorite Poem Project: Americans Saying Poems they Love (streamed video of people reciting their favorite poems)
http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/nersessian.html

SlamMania
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/02/24/ED25252.DTL

Includes audio files of slam poets, including women

Visual Culture: Imaging Gender

American Advertising, a Brief History

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/Ads/amadv.html (list of resource at http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/Ads/online.html )

The Skin You Love to Touch (model interpretation for a soap advertisement--commonly referred to as the first ad to use "sex appeal" to sell a product)
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/Ads/model.html

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Staton and Susan B. Anthony
http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/

Votes for Women: Selections from the National Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921; Intro Page: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/naw/

List of Online Objects/Resources: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/naw/nawbibTitles01.html

(see especially, An Address on Woman's Rights & Are Women People--lots of interesting and diverse content to explore!)

History Project U.C. Davis: Image Collections (includes political cartoons, photographs, and advertisements)

http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/imageapp.php?Collection2=US&Major=WO
http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/imageapp.php?Major=WO&Minor=B&SlideNum=11.00

http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/imageapp.php?Major=WO&Minor=I&SlideNum=12.00

http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/imageapp.php?Major=WO&Minor=I&SlideNum=1.00

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