The Women's Center

West Chester University

Alicia Hahn-Murphy
Lawrence Center 220
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2122
Fax: 610-436-3160
AHahn@wcupa.edu


Online Resources

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Ms. Magazine: A feminist magazine focusing on political issues surrounding women.

Bitch Magazine: A feminist magazine focusing on pop culture.

Bust Magazine: A feminist magazine for "women with something to get off their chests".

Feminist Majority Foundation: The Feminist Majority Foundation works to provide equality for all female gendered individuals internationally.

National Organization for Women: NOW is one of the largest feminist organizations in the United States.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: RAINN is one of the leading sexual assault prevention organizations. They have lots of information and have both a telephone hotline and an online hotline for support.

Feministing: A blog about women's issues.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: NOCC provides awareness and education about Ovarian Cancer.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition: NCCC provides awareness and education about Cervical Cancer.

Feel Your Boobies: Feel Your Boobies is a fun organization that targets young women to become aware about giving self breast exams to check for breast cancer.

Sistersong: A reproductive justice organization for women of color.

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty: The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty is a movement to end the media’s portrayal of women by providing information and videos of what the media does to our young women to distort their views of beauty.

Sex, Etc: Sex, Etc. is a terrific, comprehensive sexual education website made by teens, for teens.

Scarleteen: Scarleteen is a comprehensive sexual education website designed for young individuals.

Vagina Pagina: Vagina Pagina is an empowerment encyclopedia of information about women’s bodies.

STI 101: The American Social Health Association's fact sheet on sexually transmitted infections.

Advocates for Youth: An organization devoted to making sure that young individuals are making well-informed decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

T-VOX: This is a wiki project designed to provide the information and online support for transgender individuals.

Bisexual Resource Center: The Bisexual Resource Center serves the bisexual community as a comprehensive resource center.

About Face: About Face is a website and organization devoted to raising awareness about the portrayal of women in media.

Diva Cup: An alternative menstrual product.

Lunapads: An alternative menstrual product.

INCITE!: INCITE! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color.

Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER): SAFER is an organization that works with university students to improve their sexual assault policies.

FWD/Forward: Feminists with Disabilities (FWD) is a blog and support website for women with disabilities.

Code Pink: An organization of women organizing for peace.

Bead for Life: Bead for Life assists women in Uganda by selling jewelry and beads that they have made.

Women in Music: An organization devoted to supporting women in the music industry.

The Boss of You: A resource blog for women who run businesses.

Off Our Backs: A feminist newsjournal for women, by women.

Feminist.Com: A terrific resource for feminists.

The Feminist eZine: A great resource for all sorts of internet, feminist-y stuff!

LOCAL

The Division of Student Affairs: Here you can find various offices at West Chester University, such as: the Career Development Center, LGBTQ Services, Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance, and more.

Women's and Gender Studies Program: The Women’s and Gender Studies Program on campus offers majors (30 credits) and minors (18 credits) for all individuals that explores the history of women and the women’s movements, gender, politics, and more. Contact Dr. Jen Bacon for more information.

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County: Offers free and confidential services to individuals and their loved ones who have been a crime victim who reside in or were victimized in Chester County, PA. One of their most useful services to WCU is their rape and sexual assault services.

The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County: Offers free services to those who have been affected by domestic violence in their homes. They also do a variety of education programs.

Wings for Success: Wings for Success is a non-profit organization devoted to assisting poverty-stricken women find professional clothes for job interviews and potential jobs.

Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood offers low or no cost sexual and reproductive health services to both women and men.

Feminique Boutique: Feminique Boutique is a feminist sex shop in downtown West Chester, PA.

Mazzoni Center: The Mazzoni Center is a health clinic in Philadelphia devoted to LGBTQIPA health.

William Way Community Center: This is a community center in Philadelphia for LGBTQIPA individuals.

Giovanni's Room: An LGBTQIPA and feminist oriented bookstore in Philadelphia.

Wooden Shoe Bookstore: An anarchist bookstore in Philadelphia featuring books and publications surrounding social justice issues.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape: PCAR is an organization that works at state and national levels to raise awareness about sexual assault and rape.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence: PCADV works to raise awareness at state and national levels about domestic violence.