She Was Bad : Violent Women & the Myth of Innocence by
Our culture, argues award-winning journalist
Patricia Pearson, is in denial of women's innate capacity for
aggression. When She Was Bad offers a fearless and timely look
at female violence, as fascinating and thought-provoking as it
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Wendy Wahl writes
in PostModern Culture, January, 1993 about the failure of resistance to
technologies of the early twentieth century.
This website lists
extensive annotated resources, book reviews, bibliographies and
Different Door: A Heterosexual Sissy's Coming-out Party - Sexual Objectification and
Visual Aspects of Sexuality - The Radical Feminist Perspective in (and/or on) the Field of
Sociology (a metatheoretical excursion) - Missing in Action: Radical Feminism and/or
Poststructuralist Feminism the Academy - Witchpaper '86: Feminism, Orthodoxy, and
Deviance - Rhythms, Predictability, and Order.
Women and Gender Studies Web Sites, developed
and maintained by the Women's Studies Section Collection Development Committee of the
Association of College and Research Libraries, aims to provide access to a wide range of
resources in support of Women's Studies.
The Philosophy Section includes:
Foreign Body is perhaps least badly defined as a
deconstructive fanzine. Its purpose is to spread, like a virus. It infects, breaks in,
traverses; it gives you a start, in your heads: have you heard of
its inception as a zine in 1994, some 1751 days
ago, foreign body has rapidly bugged the net. As a para-site, it hopes to host articles
that not only fall between the stools of disciplines and cross political boundaries, but
which will also subvert the empty traffic online, the telephatic chatter hollowed out by
calculable feedback effects of tamed media.
A part of the Feminist Studies Recourse Site.
Web page written and constructed by Laralynn
Weiss, Georgetown University. Arriving from two distinct directions, the words of
Trinh and Jameson evoke differing accounts of a contemporary postmodern aesthetic and its
relation to the individual body, in regards both to the way in which each specific
individual interacts with a continually shifting textual-narrative body and to the
location of the physical human body in an external social space...
BRIDGE is an innovative information and analysis
service specialising in gender and development issues. BRIDGE's objective is to assist
development professionals and organisations to integrate gender concerns into their work.
A quarterly update from BRIDGE, raising gender
awareness among policy-makers and practitioners.
Essay by Wolfman.
Excerpt: In 1937, Kingsley Davis' article The Sociology of Prostitution was printed in the American Sociological Review. In
his article, Davis attempts to explain prostitution from a functionalist
standpoint; however, the post-WWII rise of feminism has shed much light on issues in prostitution which Davis conveniently ignores;
namely rape, child abuse, substance abuse, pimps, sexually transmitted diseases and the social devaluation of sex-trade
This critique will employ a social conflict approach to present
arguments which will show that patriarchy, in combination with capitalism, is at the root of the exploitive
Essay by Wolfman.
Excerpt: We as human beings, by the very fact that we possess sentience, are sexual beings. While it is true that
lower animals also engage in sex, they do not partake in sexuality
in the same capacity that we do. Ethologists give us many fine examples of animal mating rituals, but these rituals are used purely
to determine a mate who is able to produce the strongest offspring.
Biology drives animals, the weak die off, the strong survive and the
ecosystem in which the animals live, provides population control.
Humans, on the other hand, are capable of choosing a prospective mate on the basis of things other than sheer biological drive for
species perpetuation. Social interests, romance and perpetuating culture are some of the things that drive
human sexuality, and the sought after mate is not necessarily deemed as a counterpart for
reproduction; same-sex partnerships are real-life examples of human sexuality that does not perform a purely biological function...
many links to other sites on the meaning of "gender."
links to articles on hypertext and bodies.
By Christine Sylvester. A new
section of the ISA was launched at the 1990 meetings in Washington, D.C. to promote
research and teaching at the nexus of international relations and feminist theory/gender
studies. It hearalds the partial opening of professional IR to gender- and women-sensitive
inquiry, despite the continuing resistances one can read in the pages of mainstreat
journals. Indeed, J. Ann Tickner points out in her introduction to Gender in International
Relations (forthcoming: typescript 18n) that "[w]hile a leading British International
Relations journal Millennium devoted a special issue to women and international relations
(Vol. 17, no. 3, Winter, 1988), no major American journal of international relations has
yet published an article using gender as a category of analysis."...