Periodicals

Popular Women’s Magazines:

Bitch

Bitch is a print magazine devoted to incisive commentary on our media-driven world. We feature critiques of TV, movies, magazines and advertising, plus interviews with and profiles of feminist pop culture makers, new books and music, and lots more.  

Bust

With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience. BUST tells the truth about women’s lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture. BUSTing stereotypes about women since 1993.

Iris

Packed with intelligent essays, articles, fiction, poetry, and art, Iris is a biannual magazine for progressive young women. iris brings together contributions from writers, artists, and university scholars from all over the world. Since the first issue in 1980, iris has steadily developed a national and international reputation in academic and nonacademic circles alike. It has received praise for its excellence from the Utne Reader and Ms. magazine.

iris is a nonprofit publication sponsored by the University of Virginia Women's Center and the Studies in Women and Gender Program and staffed by UVA student interns.

Ms.

Ms. was the first U.S. magazine to feature prominent American women demanding the repeal of laws that criminalized abortion, the first to explain and advocate for the ERA, to rate presidential candidates on women's issues, to put domestic violence and sexual harassment on the cover of a women's magazine, to feature feminist protest of pornography, to commission and feature a national study on date rape, and to blow the whistle on the undue influence of advertising on magazine journalism.

Ms. was the first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public.

Scholarly Journals:

differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies

differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies first appeared in 1989 at the moment of a critical encounter—a head-on collision, one might say—of theories of difference (primarily Continental) and the politics of diversity (primarily American). In the ensuing years, the journal has established a critical forum where the problematic of differences is explored in texts ranging from the literary and the visual to the political and social. differences highlights theoretical debates across the disciplines that address the ways concepts and categories of difference—notably but not exclusively gender—operate within culture.

Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching

Since 1984, Feminist Teacher has been at the forefront of discussions about how to fight sexism, racism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression in our classrooms and in the institutions in which we work. A peer-reviewed journal, Feminist Teacherprovides a forum for interrogations of cultural assumptions and discussions of such topics as multiculturalism, interdisciplinarity, and distance education within a feminist context. Feminist Teacherserves as a medium in which educators can describe strategies that have worked in their classrooms, institutions, or non-traditional settings; theorize about successes or failures; discuss the current place of feminist pedagogies and teachers in classrooms and institutions; and reveal the rich variety of feminist pedagogical approaches.

Women’s Review of Books

The Women’s Review of Books is a Wellesley Centers for Women publication 

Since 1983 the Women's Review of Books has provided a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women. After suspending publication in December 2004 the Women’s Review of Books was relaunched in January 2006 in collaboration with Old City Publishing of Philadelphia.

Women’s Review of Books provides a unique perspective on today’s literary landscape and feature essays and in-depth reviews of new books by and about women.

Additionally, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Library holds several editions of the following scholarly journals: 

  • Archives of Sexual Behavior 
  • Australian Feminist Studies
  • Common Lives/Lesbian Lives
  • Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society