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Research Guide to Gender & Sexuality Studies: Web Sources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching gender and sexuality issues


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These are open-access websites:    

American Memory: Women's History
Photographs and more from The Library of Congress

Center for Sex and Culture
Judgment-free education and other resources for audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement
Archival collection from the Special Collections Library at Duke University

The Feminist Theory Website
Provides research materials and information about women's conditions and struggles around the world

Gender and Sexuality Virtual Resource Center
to aid your study of gender and sexuality at AACC

Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History
Digital exhibits in women's history from Smith College

Visual Culture and Gender
A peer-reviewed international multimedia journal published annually

Women's Studies Database: Gender Issues
about gender issues from the University of Maryland's Women's Studies Department 

WomenWatch: United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality
Information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and empowerment throughout the United Nations system

TED Talk

Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism

Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves. (11:27). 

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