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Women’s History Month Websites for Women’s History Month, specifically

WCC Women’s History Month website 
Women’s National History Alliance Project
Women’s History Month – PBS
Celebrate Women’s History | WeTeachNYC
10 Helpful Resources for Women’s History Month • TechNotes Blog
Why March is National Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month – For Teachers
Women’s History Month at Library of Congress

Academic Discipline and Discipline Topics Resources


A Guide to Women’s Studies Programs in the USA
Female Nobel Prize Laureates
National Women’s Hall of Fame
University of Hawai‘i Commission on the Status of Women


Exploring women’s history through film
Rosie O’Donnell


Faerber’s Flyers: Women’s Running Group on O‘ahu
Making the Team: Sports and Equality in American Sports
Black Women in Sport Foundation
Gender Equity in Sports

Body Image

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women, Naomi Wolf
The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls, Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Body Traps: Breaking the Binds that Keep You From Feeling Good About Your Body, Judith Rodin
Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media, Susan Douglas


American Business Women’s Association


Janet Yellen – Treasury Secretary and former Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Mary Daly – Head of the San Francisco Fed. 
Joan Robinson – Credited with insights into a market structure known as Monopsony.
Elinor Ostrom – Credited with showing that the use of exhaustible resources by groups of people can be rational without the use of markets or state intervention.
Esther Duflo – Has done groundbreaking work in alleviating global poverty.  Both Elinor Ostrom and Esther Duflo won the Nobel prize for Economics but so far they are the female Nobel Prize winners.
Jaclyn Lindo – Economics Prof at Kapiolani CC and has done a lot to integrate Hawaiian values with the teaching of economics.  

Feminist Theory

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, Judith Butler
Psychological Androgyny, Ellen Piel Cook
Refusing To Be a Man, John Stoltenberg
Sex and Gender, John Archer and Barbara Lloyd
Sex and Gender in Historical Perspective, Edited by Edward Muir and Guido Ruggiero
The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan
In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development, Carol Gilligan
Intercourse, Andrea Dworkin
Women, Race, and Class, Angela Davis
Only Words, Catharine MacKinnon
Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, Naomi Wolf
Website for Andrea Dworkin
Using a Feminist Pedagogy as a male teacherQueer Theory
Judith Butler and gender performativity 
Ecofeminism – An introduction to ecofeminism designed to equip students with a working knowledge of the history, emergence and key writers of the field.
Black American Feminisms
Asian American Feminism

For Girls 

New Moon Magazine 
Go Grrrls Program
Software for Girls
About-Face: A critical approach to media
Self-esteem Resources for Girls


Ph.D. Ku’ulei Rogers is currently the PI for the Coral Reef Ecology Lab at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. She was an undergrad at Windward College and continued at UH Manoa in both the Zoology Dept and then the UH Geography Department, where she earned her Ph.D. in Geography. Ku‘ulei is a great “local girl” success story! She has over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications, and has been on local TV and radio stations promoting coral reef ecology.

Marine Biologists Near End of 5-Year Study on Health of Hanauma Bay (featuring Dr. Ku’ulei Rodgers)

Coral Reef Ecologist, Dr. Ku`ulei Rodgers, Mentioned in The New York Times Article, “Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’?”


Colette Higgins (WCC) – Hawaiian history (research on Hawaiian queens)
Dr. Kelli Nakamura (KapCC) – Japanese-American history (research on Issei women in Hawai‘i, Japanese Internment)
Dr. Karen Jolly (UHM) – Medieval European history

LGBTQ+ Resources 

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Gay and Lesbian Media Watchdog


The Bloomsbury Group
An Atlas of a Difficult World, Adrienne Rich
Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women Writers, Kim Barnes
The Handmaid’s Tale: A Novel, Margaret Atwood
Selected Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson, Emily Dickinson
The Little Paris Bookshop, The Little Paris Bistro, The Book of Dreams – Three books written by Nina George as a way to explore death.
Uzma Khan, an international writer who has won awards and is well respected
Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, LoveBig MagicCity of Girls
Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing
Bonnie Garmus Lessons in Chemistry 
Ann Patchett


Women in Mathematics
Hypatia (370-415 AD) – Lived in Alexandria. Not the first female mathematician, but the first with a lot of info due to her family wealth and her acceptance by men into academic study and discourse. Hypatia simplified concepts and taught to a wide audience, including Christians. Unfortunately, she was murdered by Christians. Most important to mathematics was her work with conic sections, an important topic that is currently covered in our Math 140, 243, and 244. 
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) – Born in England. She is regarded as the first computer programmer because of her work on the Analytic Engine and computer algorithms.
Emmy Noether (1882-1935) – Born in Germany. She was brilliant and has a crazy amount of work to her name. So many contributions to various fields of math, including abstract algebra and group theory.
Dorothy Vaughan (1910-2008) – Born in the U.S. She was one of the three African-American female mathematicians that the movie Hidden Figures was based on. She was referred to as the “human calculator” and was the first black supervisor at NACA (later to become NASA). Her accomplishments during a time when women of color were less than pretty much everyone, was evidence of her strength and brilliance.
Hannah Fry (1984-present) Born in England. She is on this list because she thinks outside of the box. So often mathematicians stay within the confines of STEM fields. Fry is currently working on applying mathematical principles to human behavior, such as dating. Fascinating!


Adios Barbie
Bitch Magazine
Gender in Media
Guerrilla Girls
Media Watch
Ms Magazine
No Status Quo websites
Researching American women through the Library of Congress
Women Make Movies: Films by and about Women


Ani Difranco
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
Indigo Girls
Janis Ian
Joan Baez
Jonatha Brooke
Joni Mitchell
Joan Armatrading
k.d. lang
Kate Bush
Lori McKenna
Michelle Shocked
Nina Simone
Patty Larkin
Paula Cole
Rickie Lee Jones
Righteous Babe Records
Sarah McLachlan
Sinead O’Connor
Suzanne Vega
Toni Childs
Tori Amos
WomanRock: Magazine, Musicshop, Community

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island Studies

15 Extraordinary Hawaiʻi Women Who Inspire Us All – Hawaii Magazine
Chantal Spitz from Tahiti
Haunani Kay Trask
Iolani Luahine
Princess Kaʻiulani
Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani
Mary Kawena Puku’i
Merata Mita from New Zealand
Manulani Meyer


The Society for Women in Philosophy

Political Science

Women’s Rights on DocsTeach: Primary Sources and Teaching Activities (for teachers, from National Archives)
Woman Suffrage Primary Source Set (for teachers, from National Archives)
Women and the civil rights movement

Religious Studies

Alexandra David-Neel- BelgianFrench Buddhist, author, and explorer. ,

Anandamayi MaIndian saint, yoga guru, and faith healer. Some of her materials are available through a Harvard collection.

Clare of AssisiAn Italian Saint, founded the Order of Poor Ladies and wrote the first monastic guidelines written by a woman. 

Delores S. Williams known especially for her articulation of womanist theology, a perspective defined in relationship with but differently from feminist and black theologies.

Frances Young A graduate in Classics from Bedford College, University of London, Frances Young achieved a second 1st class Honors degree in Theology at the University of Cambridge, where she undertook research for a PhD in early Christian studies, for part of which she studied at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Irena SendlerPolish humanitarian, social worker, and nurse.  Saved Jewish children during the Holocaust. 

Julian of Norwich  Her name is taken from St. Julian’s Church in Norwich where she lived as an anchoress for most of her life. She is thought to have been the first woman to write a book in English which has survived. Julian was known as a spiritual counselor. People would come to her cell in Norwich to seek advice. 

Karen Armstrongpopular author on comparative religion.

Karma Lekshe Tsomo –  Buddhist nun, scholar and social activist. She is a professor at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Buddhism, World Religions, and Dying, Death, and Social Justice. She is co-founder of the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women and the founding director of the Jamyang Foundation, which supports the education of women and girls in the Himalayan region, the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, and elsewhere. 

Rev. Katherine Sonderegger The Rev. Katherine Sonderegger, Ph.D., is an affiliated faculty member at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Kathryn Tanner Her research relates the history of Christian thought to contemporary issues of theological concern using social, cultural, and feminist theory.

Kelly Delaine Brown Douglas – African-American Episcopal priest and the inaugural Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. Writes about race and sexuality within the church.  Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective. Kelly Brown Douglas | The Journal of Religion: Vol 81, No 1

Dr. Meredith Minister – Assistant Professor of Religion, Shenandoah University.

Mirabai Hindu poet

Mother TheresaCatholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity.  Lots of references and good source material on her Wikipedia page:

Nadia Bolz-Weber- Lutheran minister, public speaker, and author. Very inclusive and challenging older Christian norms. Preaches at the House for all Sinners and Saints in Denver. One Extraordinary Church , Project MUSE – Half-Ass Faith?: Popular Culture in Denver’s House for All Sinners and Saints ,

Pema ChodronAmerican Tibetan Buddhist nun. 

Dr. Phyllis Trible An esteemed pioneer in the text-based exploration of women and gender in scripture.

Rita Nakashima Brock, Rel. M., M.A., Ph.D. – Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America. She leads the organization’s efforts to deepen understanding about moral injury in the many populations who experience it.

Samani Charitra Pragya famous Jain nun who gives talks around the world and is celebrated in academic circles.  She’s published in several edited books on Jainism but it’s hard to find online sources for her.  WCC Professor Sarah Hadmack has met with her several times and was quite impressed by her scholarship and devotion.  

Sallie McFagueAmerican feminist Christian theologian who wrote about God as mother and God as earth.

Sister Shane Phelan – She was ordained as an Episcopalian priest in 2009 and served a New Jersey parish for two years before co-founding an ecumenical spiritual community, Companions of Mary the Apostle, in West Park, New York. 

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite involved in activism and scholarship on peace and war. She is also a long-time leader in understanding and pressing for justice and equality in women’s roles.

Teresa of Avila The patron saint of Headache sufferers. Her symbol is a heart, an arrow, and a book. She was canonized in 1622.


Making Waves: 6 Women in Hawai‘i with Careers in STEM Share Their Stories
Women Oceanographers
Women of NASA 

Sexuality and Sex Roles

Androgyny: Toward a New Theory of Sexuality, June Singer
Beyond Sex Roles, Alice G. Sargent
Powers of Desire: The Politics of Sexuality, Edited by Ann Snitow, et al.
The Second Sex, Simone De Beauvoir
Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility, Germaine Greer 
The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States, Edward O. Laumann, et al.

Social Justice

An Open Letter to Men Who Say They Believe in Freedom and Equality
Asexual Visibility and Educational Network
Code Pink: Women for Peace
Democracy Now!
Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement in the USA
Emma Goldman website
Feminists for Animal Rights
Feminist Majority Foundation on-line
International Women’s Day
The Intersex Society of North America
Margaret Sanger Papers Project
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Nikki Craft
Nikki Craft: Political Activist
Planned Parenthood
Satya Magazine website
Tasty and Meatless
Utah Phillips
Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Program in Hawaii
Women and Social Movements in the USA
The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America, Ruth Rosen


Arlie Hochschild –  An American professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley[1] and writer. Hochschild has long focused on the human emotions that underlie moral beliefs, practices, and social life generally.

Dorothy E. SmithShe was a British-born Canadian ethnographer, feminist studies scholar, sociologist, and writer with research interests in a variety of disciplines, such as feminist studies, sociology, educational studies, social anthropology, psychology, and ethnography.

Gilda OchoaAn American sociologist and professor. She is Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o studies at Pomona College in the United States, and the author of Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap.

Mary Yu Danico An expert on race relations and the Asian Diaspora. Danico has contributed to numerous university-wide and national boards and committees devoted to enhancing multicultural understanding. She has also published books on social justice in academia and Asian American identity.

Meda Chesney-Linda feminist, criminologist, and an advocate for girls and women who come in contact with the criminal justice system. She works to find alternatives to women’s incarceration and is an advocate for humanitarian solutions within the Hawaiian criminal justice system.

Nancy ChodorowAn American sociologist and professor. Chodorow is often described as a leader in feminist thought, especially in the realms of psychoanalysis and psychology.

Patricia Hill Collinsan American academic specializing in race, class, and gender. She is a distinguished university professor of sociology emerita at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work primarily concerns issues involving race, gender, and social inequality within the African-American community. She gained national attention for her book Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990.

Sociologists for Women in Society