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All editions of our TV show, New Directions for Women, are archived in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, it is available to historians, scholars, and students in perpetuity. Our program was chosen because of its content and technical level as well as because it is indicative of the many issues of concern to women in the late 20th and early 21st Century.
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During this election cycle, a cry goes up from the fearful masses, “The Barbarians are coming!”. This, however, begs the question, who are we and who the Barbarians? The Oxford English Dictionary[1] defines five meanings of the noun barbarian. 1. ety...
A Tale of Too (Many) Cities “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times[1],” at no other time in history have we been more connected to others, yet hate still flourishes. “It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,” we have the...
In the 17th century, Thomas Hobson owned a livery stable in England. Afraid that his customers would always choose the best horses and wear those out, he would give a choice to take the horse in the stall nearest the door or to not take one at all.¹ ...
Stave One The Progressive was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed on November fourth by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. The Conservative signed it. This mu...


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    As a leading national organization educating women about breast cancer prevention, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) recently created The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, sponsoring a comprehensive package of federal bills to ensure greater safety in the use of various care products. Through this campaign, the organization is committed to getting rid of toxic chemicals from beauty and personal care products, reducing unsafe chemical exposures for the most vulnerable and making ingredient transparency the new Read more …
  • Skincare Inclusivity: The Dangerous and Racist Side of Skincare
    Recently I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole that is skincare.  I’ve watched countless videos on YouTube from “beauty gurus” and skincare specialists.  I’ve bought numerous products based on their recommendations.  While learning about exfoliants and serums, I came across a video about racism in skincare.  It was about skin bleaching, which is using a product, Read more …
  • Missing White Woman Syndrome Demeans the Value of All Women: Part One
    The investigation surrounding Gabby Petito’s disappearance and tragic murder has been marked by wall-to-wall media coverage. True crime journalists followed the investigation of this young White woman as it developed, documenting their theories and coverage on podcasts and Tik Toks every step of the way. Some Black and Indigenous families of missing persons and the activists that fight alongside them are frustrated.  Many have pointed out discrepancies in the ways media and Read more …
  • The Objectification of Women’s Bodies in Healthcare: The Husband Stitch
    Giving birth is an intimate and oftentimes painful moment in a woman’s life. Most would think that they can rely on their partner and their doctor for support through this intense process, but an unofficial procedure called the husband stitch shows that this is not always the case. What is the husband stitch? When a Read more …
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