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Links of Interest

Links of Interest

Pertinent Books by McNeese Women's Studies Faculty


Lake Charles (Images of America) by Janet Allured, Jessica Hutchings, and Debbie Johnson-Houston. 2012.

Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times by Janet Allured and Judith F. Gentry. 2009.

Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire by Rita D. Costello and T. Cole Rachel. 2004.

Pertinent Work by McNeese Women's Studies Faculty may also be found within the following publications

"Penelope in Bronzeville: The Theme of Nostos in Gwendolyn Brooks's 'The Anniad'" by Wendy Whelan-Stewart in Odyssean Identities in Modern Cultures: The Journey Home. 2014.

"Abraham Lincoln, Manhood, and Nineteenth-Century American Political Culture" by Michael Thomas Smith in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions for the Civil War-Era North. 2013.

"A Family Pilgrimage: Charlene Richard's Tomb Revisited" by Wendy Whelan-Stewart in Louisiana Folklore Miscellany 23. 2013.

"'Rebelles' with a Cause: Women in the Haitian War of Independence, 1802-04" by Philippe Girard in . 2009.

"Role-Playing the 'Feminine' in Letters Home'" by Wendy Whelan-Stewart in Intertexts 12.2. 2008.

"The Beast Unleashed: Benjamin F. Butler and Conceptions of Masculinity in the Civil War North" by Michael T. Smith in The New England Quarterly 79.2. 2006.


McNeese Specific Organizations

Generation Action (McNeese Chapter) Find out more on Facebook.

Prism at McNeese Functions both as an LGBT group and a Gay Straight Alliance


Organizations of Interest

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) McNeese maintains an institutional membership in the NWSA.


National Organization for Women (NOW) Founded in 1966.

Women in Media and News Founded in 2001.

Women's Media Center. Founded in 2005.

UniteWomen.org This relatively recent organization was founded in 2012.


Publications and Websites

Feminist Studies The first scholarly journal in Women's Studies, founded in 1972.

Room Magazine Canada's oldest literary journal by and about women, founded in 1975.

Ms. Magazine Started in 1971 and published on and off since then, Ms. was the first mainstream feminist magazine.

Bitch Magazine Founded in 1996 and available in print as Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, most news and opinion content is also available on the website.

Feministing An online feminist community founded in 2004

Feminist Frequency: Conversations with Pop Culture Founded by Anita Sarkeesian in 2009 as an educational resource toward critical media literacy.

Autostraddle Founded in 2009 as a "progressively feminist online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends)."

The Feminist Wire Founded in 2010 "to provide socio-political and cultural critique of anti-feminist, racist, and imperialist politics pervasive in all forms and spaces of private and public lives of individuals globally" and "valorize and sustain pro-feminist representations and create alternative frameworks to build a just and equitable society."

Feministe A blog, opinion, and news site.

The Crunk Feminist Collective: Where Crunk Meets Conscious and Feminism Meets Cool An online feminist community geared toward the "Hip Hop Generation" and "feminists of color, queer and straight."