Female Only Programs

Feminists often complain about how we live in a “patriarchy”, and how women are “oppressed” and men privileged.

Remember that when reading over this list and try to think of a single group in history that called themselves oppressed, but had so much dedicated to them. In contrast, there is not a single Federal level program dedicated to men or even boys in the US. Also note that almost every one of these female only programs are in areas where women are doing far better than men and boys (education, health care, homicide, homeless, workplace death, violence).

Editors note: I had to “manually” find these programs as there is not a government list that tells you how much of your tax dollars are given to one genders issues. So to put it simply this list is, more than likely, incomplete. Also be sure to note that this is a list of Federal level female only programs. I did not even attempt to list all the state level programs for women as there are far too many, and the bandwidth on this webpage would probably give out if they were all put on one page.

Department of Health and Human Services
Office on Women’s Health (OWH)

Office of Women’s Health – Illnesses and Disabilities Programs

  • National Lupus Awareness Campaign
  • Advancing System Improvements to Support Targets for Healthy People 2010 (ASIST2010)
  • BodyWise – Eating disorder educational campaign
  • BodyWorks: A toolkit for healthy girls and strong women
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
  • Coalition for a Healthier Community
  • National Bone Health Campaign

Centers for Disease Control
Office on Women’s Health at CDC
Office of Women’s Health – CDC Campaigns

  • African-American Women and Mass Media Campaign CDC
  • Diabetes and Women’s Health Program CDC
  • Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN)
  • Chlamydia Prevalence Monitoring Program CDC
  • HIV/AIDS and Women Program CDC
  • One Test. Two Lives. Campaign CDC
  • Choose Respect Campaign CDC
  • Violence against Women Prevention Program CDC
  • Women’s Safety and Health at Work Program CDC

National Institutes of Health

Other Agencies

2011 Affordable Health Care Act
The 2011 Affordable Health Care Act Covered Preventive Services for Women

  • Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women
  • Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women
  • BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk
  • Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women
  • Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
  • Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  • Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
  • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
  • Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and testing for women at higher risk
  • Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users
  • Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk

Women’s Preventive Services

  • Well-woman visits
  • Gestational diabetes screening
  • Contraception and contraceptive counseling
  • Domestic violence screening

Additional Websites
Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day – Fitness and Nutrition
HHS – Girl’s Health website


Department of Defense and Veterans Administration
Department of Defense

Veterans Administration


Education
Department of Education

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA – Women and Girls Science and Aviation Programs

  • Engineering Early Advantage Program for Women
  • NASA Administrator’s Fellowship Program (NAFP) Women’s Consortium
  • Girls’ Night Out Experiences:NASA STEM Activities
  • Sally Ride Science Festival for Girls
  • Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research (SISTER)
  • Spelman College Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholar
  • Women at NASA website

Department of Energy

Other Agencies
USDA Women in STEM Program
National Science Foundation Adv. of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (ADVANCE)
National Science Foundation – Career Life Balance Initiative
EPA – Women in Sciences website
National Education and Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning - (AoA)


Labor and Employment
Department of Labor
Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

Small Business Administration

  • These female specific business privileges dedicated to women:

put women-owned businesses on similar footing as service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and businesses that participate in the SBAs 8(a) business-development program, which enjoy the benefits of bidding for contracts that are set aside for their specific programs.

 


Crime, Poverty and Housing
Department of Justice
Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
Violence Against Women Act Grant Program

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Women’s Health – Violence Against Women Projects

Other Agencies – Additional Battered Shelters and Homeless Projects


White House Council for Women and Girls
Some reports sent to the White House.
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Made it through the entire list? Good for you, now here is a some comedy.

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3 Responses to Female Only Programs

  1. David says:

    One also notices that every science documentary or news item makes an effort to have a female presenting and often portraying herself as the pioneering or lead author when in almost every instance she’s one of the few or only women on the team and not the primary scientist.

  2. Fidelbogen says:

    Thank you for publishing this list. Such factual ammunition, conveniently at our fingertips, is just the thing we need.

  3. adam says:

    people like you really help bring it home how much society really lays out the red carpet for the female of the species. It staggers me that people still seem to think society as a whole oppresses women today.
    I’ve always found that kind of view to be shakey at best but such stats and info really make such views laughable in the extreme.

    Thank you

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