Feminist journalist Deirdre English lectured on “Ideology and Child-Rearing Practices” in the College Center.  Her books Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness and Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers appeared in 1973, and For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women was published by Anchor Press in 1978.

In 1981, English was the first editor-in-chief of the liberal investigative journal Mother Jones, a position she held until 1986.