Byline: By Carrie N. Baker

On the last day of classes before Smith College dispersed, my students and I sat in a circle on the floor of the classroom (at an appropriate...

The Equal Rights Amendment reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account...

For years, mood swings were a harbinger of my period. Yet I often forgot when I was likely to start menstruating so I would assume my bad moods...

I have the honor of teaching so many brilliant and remarkable students at Smith College. One is Hawa Tarawally. Hawa grew up in the rural town of...

It’s been a rough year for women’s rights. The Trump administration and many state legislatures have been furiously rolling back hard-won...

2019 has been a groundbreaking year for Native American women. In January, Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo woman from New Mexico, and Sharice Davids...

Stephanie Stephens grew up in the Springfield area and joined the Army at 17. She served for three years, including two combat deployments to the...

In November of 2013, a “super typhoon” hit the Philippines, nearly destroying the coastal city of Taclaban and leaving more than 4 million people...

The Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering the ROE Act, which would protect the health, safety and privacy of young people by relieving...

Anti-abortion activists, conservative pundits, and apparently Donald Trump are outraged about New York’s Reproductive Health Act, signed into law...

In 1977, four years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade, Rosie Jiménez had an illegal abortion. Jiménez was poor, and...

I teach courses at Smith College on women’s rights and feminist movements. Over the last two years, my students and I have closely followed the...

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