My Voice: 50 Years After The Feminine Mystique, Have Women’s Choices Changed?

I first read Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique in college. It was the early ’80s, and when I came home for winter break, I mentioned to my mother that I had found the book interesting. Her response: “That book changed my life.” I found out…... » Read more

Where Did All My Friends Go?

  Young Alums Recreate Community After Commencement Loneliness wasn’t a feeling to which Ariel Markowitz- Shulman ’10 was accustomed. She’d lucked out in her first year at Mount Holyoke, hitting it off with her roommate Meng Lu ’10, bonding with all the other women on…... » Read more

Hot Topic: Alum Doctors Guide You through the Latest Menopause Research

I’m in my late 30s and even though I’ve been writing about women’s health issues for over a decade, I knew very little about menopause until recently. Sure, I’d read about the surprising results of the Women’s Health Initiative, which in 2002 halted its largest study on hormone therapy (HT) because it…... » Read more

A Closer Look: An Alpha-1 COPD Love Story

It’s How We Handle the Unforeseen Crises that Defines Us Nineteen years ago, Sally Everett ’65 was diagnosed with Alpha-1 COPD, a rare form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that gets progressively worse. Then a successful prosecutor for the New York state attorney general’s Medicaid…... » Read more