Gender Issues

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Connexions Library

AlterNet
Website
Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, hum...
Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Book
1997
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
Bridges of Power: Women's Multicultual Alliances
Albrecht, Lisa; Bremer, Rose
Book
1990
Exploring the cultural sources of women's leadership this book views the processes and results that are possible when women come together to overcome not only gender based inequality but oppression ba...
Class, Gender, and Region: Essays in Canadian Historical Sociology
Kealey, Gregory S.
Book
This is reprinted from The Canadian Journal of Sociology. It is a collection of new work by historians and sociologists from across Canada.
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Book
2006
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Continuous Excursions: Politics and Personal Life
Colman, Marshall
Book
1982
Colman looks at the idea that 'the personal is political'. He looks at personal life in pre-capitalist societies, the nature of politics and social relations, patriarchy and sexual relations, intimacy...
Eating Fire: Family Life, on the Queer Side
Riordon, Michael
Book
2001
An inside look at a rainbow of relationships, sexual and otherwise, that gay, lesbian, and transgendered people create to animate their lives: lovers, partners, parents/kids, quick tricks, torrid affa...
The Emperor's New Penis: The Same Sexual Threats, the Same Silence for Women
Keith, Lierre; Jensen, Derrick
Article
2013
Right now the gender fundamentalists are doing their best to shut down dialogue. They've damaged books — books that don’t even mention their concern — pressured bookstores, and silenced speakers sched...
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
1989
Examines the insecurities of the middle class in an attempt to explain its turn to the right during the past two decades. Fear of Falling traces the myths about the middle class to their roots in the ...
Foremothers and Fathers: Against The Current vol. 139
Holmstrom, Nancy
Article
2009
Socialist feminism is usually said to have begun in the 1960s and ‘70s, but in fact it was a significant radical current 100-150 years ago.
Gender and the Communist Manifesto
Coontz, Stephanie
Article
1998
Families, along with other socially constructed relationships such as race and gender, are central mechanisms for organizing cooperation and coercion. They are also sites of contradiction in the Marxi...
Gender Politics in Latin America: Debates in Theory and Practice
Dore, Elizabeth
Book
The essays analyze the gendered politics of state power, language, culture, history, social movements, human rights, and knowledge.
Gender and Sexuality: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists
Neigh, Scott
Book
2012
Stories, accounts and histories of the movements to overcome racism, sexism and poverty.
Getting the Balance Right: Gender Equality in Journalism
Article
2009
Gender equality in journalism.
Good Girls, Bad Girls: Sex Trade Workers and Feminists Face to Face
Bell Laurie
Book
1987
Looks into issues like racism in pornography, reclamation of the label "whore," the concerns surrounding censorship and the myths and stereotypes that have made sex trade workers outcasts.
I Am a Woman and a Human: A Marxist-Feminist Critique of Intersectionality Theory
Article
2013
In the United States, during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a specific set of politics among the left reigns king. Today, you could go into any university, on any number of liberal-to-left bl...
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Anderson, Kevin B.
Book
2010
Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expen...
Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
Brown, Heather
Book
2013
A study devoted exclusively to Marx's perspectives on gender and the family.
Marx rediscovered: A review of Heather A Brown, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
McGregor, Sheila
Article
2015
Sheila McGregor states that Heather Brown has written an important study of Marx’s writings on women’s oppression. Brown situates her book in the current economic and political context, noting the rol...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex
Farrell, Warren
Book
1993
Farrell's blunt manner breaks through the sterotypical white middle-class conventions of victim-obsessed sentimentality that has paralyzed mainstream feminism. He forces us to see our everyday world f...
Part-time Paradox: Connecting Gender, Work and Family
Duffy, Ann; Pupo, Norene
Book
1992
Tthe authors discuss whether the over-representation of women in part-time labour is exploitive or liberating. They present interviews and original research to describe the ways in which alternative w...
A queer take on Safe Schools and identity politics
Copland, Simon; Riley, Benjamin
Article
2016
In recent weeks, the debate over the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program has intensified, taking what is in many ways a bizarre turn. The brief suspension of program architect Roz Ward from h...
Race, Class, Gender: Bonds and Barriers
Vorst, Jesse et al. (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Takes a historical and theoretical approach to the themes of race, class and gender. Issues touched on include the role of the state in organizing gender and ethnic group formation; racism in the wome...
Race, Gender, and Work
Amott, Terese; Matthaei, Julie
Book
1991
Recast Dreams: Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown
Livingstone, David ; Mangan, J. Marshall (Editors)
Book
The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities
Kinsman, Gary
Book
1987
A survey of the history of sexuality in Canada.
Reporting Gender Based Violence: A Handbook for Journalists
Article
2009
Violence Against Women has presented particular challenges to the media and to society because of the way it has been consigned to the "private" sphere -- dampening public discussion and stifling medi...
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
The Socialist Register 1990: Volume 26: The Retreat of the Intellectuals
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1990
Essays on the retreat away from socialism and Marxism by Left or formerly Left intellectuals.
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
Book
2007
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
Transgender oppression and resistance
Miles, Laura
Article
2014
Miles discusses how socialists approach the question of fighting oppressions like transphobia is not an abstract matter. It goes to the heart of how we work with oppressed groups and individuals such ...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
OneWorld.net (U.S.)
We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide. The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces conte...
Sources Calendar, The
The Sources Calendar contains event listings of interest to journalists and the media. To submit items use the online form at http://calendar.sources.com.
White Ribbon Campaign
A campaign that encourages men to wear a white ribbon on December 6 to remember the Montreal massacre and to show their opposition to all types of violence by men against women.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honours the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting educ...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...

Sources Library

The Bro Job: Why 'Straight' Men Secretly Have Sex With Each Other
Weisman, Carrie
2015
The term "bro job" generally refers to sex acts taking place between heterosexual men. The phenomenon was recently explored by Dr. Jane Ward in her book Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, who su...
Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom, Brussels Declaration
Sources News Release
2009
Brussels Declaraton on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom.
Feminist Perspectives on Trans issues
2009
The relationship between feminism and transgender theory and politics is surprisingly fraught. The goal in this entry is to outline some of the key philosophical issues at the intersections, and this ...
If gender identity debate at U of T was about free speech, then the battle is truly lost
Blatchford, Christie
2016
A recounting and criticism of the public debate over Bill C-16 and the Ontario Human Rights code, held in response to the remarks of University of a University of Toronto professor about transgender p...
IFJ Conference: Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom
Sources News Release
2009
What is women's representation in the news management? How do women journalists make their way in today's media changes? What role can journalists unions play in promoting gender equality? How can med...
IPS Africa Launches Reporting Gender-Based Violence Handbook
Sources News Release
2010
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa has launched a new handbook for reporters to support sustained media coverage of gender-based violence beyond 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children.
Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving
Masters, William H., Johnson, Virginia E, Kolodny, Robert C.
1985
Sex researchers William H. Masters, Virginia E. Johnson, and Robert C. Kolodny present a comprehensive and readable survey of their findings on the complexities - biological, psychological, and social...
Masters and Johnson
The Masters and Johnson research team, composed of William Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disord...
Media Still Struggling to Break Gender Barriers in Cambodia
Corporal, Lynette Lee
2009
Cambodia's media organisations are a 'battleground' for old ways and new approaches when it comes to gender.
The Tragic Transgender Contagion
French, David
2016
Anguished parents note that entire peer groups seem determined to 'transition' together.
Women-only spa stirs controversy after transgender woman turned away
2017
A popular women-only spa is at the centre of a social media controversy after a transgender individual said they were not allowed to enter because of a policy forbidding male genitalia.