Popular Women’s Magazines:
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.
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.
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.
Published since 1976, Lilith magazine charts Jewish women’s lives with exuberance, rigor, affection, subversion and style. The magazine features award-winning investigative reports, new rituals and celebrations, first-person accounts both contemporary and historical, entertainment reviews, fiction and poetry, art and photography.
Lilith is a magazine independent in every way, from its opinions to its financing (this nonprofit magazine is not sponsored by any institution).
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.
off our backs
off our backs is a newsjournal by, for, and about women. It has been published continuously since 1970, making it the longest surviving feminist newspaper in the United States. It is run by a collective where all decisions are made by consensus.
Founded in 1984 by Eric Utne, UTNE MAGAZINE reprints the best articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources bringing you the latest ideas and trends emerging in our culture... Provocative writing from diverse perspectives... Insightful analysis of art and media... Down-to-earth news and resources you can use... In-depth coverage of compelling people and issues that affect your life... The best of the alternative media.
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.
Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism
…whose goal is to provide a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts. The journal is a collaborative venture of Smith College and Wesleyan University and is published by Indiana University Press. Meridians is supported, in part, by a grant from the Ford Foundation.
NWSA Journal, National Women’s Studies Association
NWSA Journal, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication of the National Women’s Studies Association, is committed to providing a forum in which the research of feminist scholars, established and new, results in critical dialogue.
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