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Sexing the Political: A Journal of Third Wave Feminists on Sexuality

Krista Jacob

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Volume Three
Number Two
May 2004

menstruation  |  networking

polyamory  |  presses and publishers

queer resources  |  reproductive freedom

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gender violence

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
seeks to end family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. Founded in 1987, the Task Force represents a group of diverse Asian community leaders concerned about the incidence of domestic violence in Asian communities.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children.

National Domestic Violence Hotline links individuals to help in their area. One call summons immediate help, in English or Spanish, 24 hours a day, seven days each week. We also have interpreters available to translate an additional 139 languages. The Hotline may be reached toll-free by phone from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1-800-799-SAFE

RAINN: Rape Abuse & Incest National Network provides support resources for victims of sexual violence through a referral number which connects callers to free and confidential services in their area. 1-800-656-HOPE

Sexual Assault Information Page (SAIP) is a not-for-profit information and referral service. SAIP provides information concerning acquaintance rape, child sexual abuse/assault, incest, rape, ritual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

mamahood

Hip Mama is a magazine bursting with political commentary and ribald tales from the front lines of motherhood. The brain child of Ariel Gore, the 30 year old mother of a grade-schooler, Hip Mama began as Gore's senior project, a 500 copy publication created from a $1000 student loan. The print zine quickly gained national renown and a large audience of fans.

MOTHERS (Mothers Ought To Have Equal Rights)
MOTHERS is a grassroots coalition. Their mission is to improve the economic well-being of mothers and other family caregivers.

Brain, Child: the magazine for thinking mothers
Brain, Child was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Niesslein and Stephanie Wilkinson, two friends who had babies under a year old. The pair, both with backgrounds in journalism, were itching for writing about motherhood that spoke to them. There were plenty of outlets for child-rearing tips and expert advice, but not a source of smart writing that delved into the meatier issues of that life-altering experience: motherhood. Brain, Child is the only literary magazine dedicated to motherhood.

menstruation

The Blood Sisters Project: when the private becomes public An exciting launching pad girl base fueling action to combat the silence surrounding our female bodies. We are girls using our own feminine protection to work against the corporate and cultural constructions of menstruation.

networking and organizations

Feminist.com is a grassroots, interactive community by, for and about women. We aim to facilitate information-sharing among women and encourage mobilization around political issues.

Feminist Majority and The Feminist Majority Foundation are committed to empowering women and winning equality through research, the sharing of information of value to feminists everywhere, and effective action. Their website contains: daily news updates relevant to feminists, opportunities for feminist political action, and a comprehensive collection of feminist/progressive websites. Some of the key sections include: reproductive rights, global feminism, and student activism.

Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center addresses pertinent issues of health, education, land and water rights, and economic development of Native American people.

Third Wave Foundation is the only national organization created by and for young women between the ages of 15 and 30. As an activist philanthropic organization, Third Wave networks, informs, and financially supports young women around the country and the projects that serve them. The goal of Third Wave is to harness the energy of young feminists nationwide by sharing information and resources, thereby creating a community in which members can coalesce, network, strategize, and ultimately take action around issues that affect us all.

polyamory

Loving More: New Models for Relationships is a national organization and resource for people who wish to move beyond traditional monogamy. We see no reason to end a good relationship in order to begin another, and we believe that this can be done responsibly, intimately, and in integrity. We call it polyamory or Loving More.

presses and publishers

Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture is a print magazine devoted to incisive commentary on our media-driven world. We feature critiques of TV, movies, magazines, advertising, and more—plus interviews with and profiles of cool, smart women in all areas of pop culture.

BUST is the magazine of choice for today's sassy girls who know that Vogue is vapid, Glamour is garbage, and Cosmo is clueless. Fierce, funny, and too smart to be anything but feminist, BUST is "the Voice of the New Girl Order"--and the only magazine for women with something to get off their chests.

ColorLines is the first national, multi-racial magazine devoted to covering the politics and creations of communities of color. ColorLines Magazine is published quarterly by the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO).

Minnesota Women's Press is a communications business whose mission is to promote communication by, about and among women in ways that create community and are grounded in a transforming feminist worldview.

Ms is the pre-eminent feminist publication in the United States and the world. The depth and range of information Ms. delivers--special issues addressing the politics of breast cancer and sex at work; investigative reports on sex tourism, the fertility industry, the glass ceiling; a department dedicated to highlighting women's organizing worldwide; arts updates, poetry, fiction, etc.--is unmatched in the field of women's magazines.

Seal Press is an independent publisher specializing in quality fiction and non-fiction by women writers.

Women of Color Web is dedicated to providing access to writings by and about women of color in the U.S. We focus specifically on issues related to feminisms, sexualities, and reproductive health and rights, although we envision adding new sections as interests arise.

queer resources

Lesbian.org promotes lesbian visibility on the internet.

LesbianSexToys.com is the sex toy site exclusively for lesbians.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. NGLTF's vision and commitment to social change is building a powerful political movement in the fifty states and the District of Columbia

Transgender Warrior is the home page of Leslie Feinberg, transgender writer and activist. It contains information about Leslie’s upcoming speaking engagments and projects, excerpts from speeches, book information, and political struggles.

reproductive freedom

BirdsAndBees.org Where to get the buzz on sex...
This website, created by Pro Choices Resources in Minnapolis, acknowledges that sex happens, that sex can be a positive experience, and that decisions about sex and sexual health are big ones. This website is dedicated to all those who seek information needed to make informed decisions about sexual health, emotional well-being, and lifetime goals. We have included information on birth control, sexually transmitted infections and discussions on the realities of abortion, adoption and parenting to reach our goal of providing full information.

Feminist Women's Health Center Established in 1980, FWHC is a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care. Today, FWHC employs more than 70 women and men, serves over 5500 women annually, and operates three clinics (Yakima, Renton and Tacoma). The people who work at FWHC are a diverse and committed team who share a passion for women's reproductive freedom and self determination. FWHC believes in all women's sexual and reproductive freedom. We are leaders and teachers helping move the pro-choice movement toward a day when all women receive abortion in an empowering way.

Global Reproductive Health Forum is an internet networking project that aims to encourage the proliferation of critical discussions about reproductive health and gender on the net. GRHF provides interactive electronic forums, global discussions, distributes reproductive health and rights materials from a variety of perspectives through our clearinghouse as well as maintains an extensive, up-to-date research library

Indigenous Women's Reproductive Rights and Pro-Choice Page provides information concerning Indigenous women's reproductive health and their perspectives on pro-choice issues.

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) is the political arm of the pro-choice movement and a strong advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. NARAL's mission is to protect and preserve the right to choose while promoting policies and programs that improve women's health and make abortion less necessary.

Planned Parenthood is the world's largest and oldest voluntary family planning organization. Planned Parenthood is dedicated to the principles that every individual has a fundamental right to decide when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved.

Pro-Choice Public Education Project is the first collaborative effort of its kind in the pro-choice community. Launched in 1996, PEP has been committed to conducting research on a diverse population of pro-choice supporters. Through focus groups and a national poll, PEP's research on young women ages 16-25 is the most extensive ever conducted at one time on young women's attitudes toward choice.

Responsible Choices Action Network mobilizes people committed to defending and increasing access to family planning services, abortion, and sexuality education.

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