Gender resources (courtesy of Vanessa Miller)

Gender and its consequences ppt presentation. Good references and explanations of gender vs sex.

Gender based violence

‘US strategy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence globally’ Policy details with lots of information about collaborative efforts  (60 pages)


Hate crimes and violence against LGBT people (24 page report published in 2009)


Transgender people in prison


‘Cruel and unusual punishment of the entire trans community’

‘The silence on abuse of transgender inmates in US prisons is deafening’

“Transgender woman cites attacks and abuse in men’s prison”
Ashley Diamond’s story about being imprisoned in a male facility  and denied hormonal therapy.

Reproductive health issues
Documentary ‘Back Alley Detroit’
Documentary ‘After Tiller’

Women’s Health
Paula Johnson’s Ted Talk “His and Hers Healthcare”

Sexual assault on campus

Documentary ‘The hunting ground’ about sexual assault on campuses (UNC-Chapel Hill is addressed)

Article about the documentary and sexual assault at UNC Chapel Hill

CDC’s Sexual assault awareness month (APRIL) website:

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation on the rise in US, Newsweek

Health and human rights info website list of resources

Women in Academia

Presumed incompetent: the intersections of race and class for women in academia. (2012) Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs (Editor), Yolanda Flores Niemann (Editor), Carmen G. González (Editor), Angela P. Harris (Editor). Utah State University Press: Boulder, CO.

From Amazon: Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.

The book is available here:

Women in Science

‘Why are there still so few women in science” New York Times Magazine article

PBS Newshour article “Teachers unintentional turn girls away from math and science, study finds”

Reproductive justice

A webinar with Jill Morisson (senior counsel, NWLC) and Heidi Williamson (national advocacy coordinator, SisterSong). “If you really care about racial discrimination, you should care about reproductive justice”[min][year]=&date[max][year]=&type=575&tid_1=All&issue=10

Feminist political thought

MIT open course with tons of resources including readings. Taught by Elizabeth Wood

Wage gap

“Women work more than men but are paid less” article Shah, Anup. “Women’s Rights.” Global Issues. 14 Mar. 2010.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s report: “The simple truth about the gender pay gap”

Women’s right to vote

History channel’s videos and speeches from topic titled “the fight for women’s suffrage”