Feminist and social democrat Barbara Ehrenreich, co-author with Deirdre English of Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness (1973), Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers (1973) and For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women (1976), spoke on “Feminism in the 80s: Women’s Lib or 'Making It'” in the Main Lounge.

Ehrenreich’s co-author, Deirdre English, lectured at Vassar in February of 1976.