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Volume 45, Issue 1
Spring 2022


Guilt Avoidance and the Good Mother: How Vaccine Advertising Trades on Parental Identity to Promote a Product

Lauren R. Kolodziejski

doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.002

Recognizing Women's Collaborative Environmental Communication at the First World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet

Christopher Scott Thomas 
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.003

Book Reviews
The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness
by Meghan O'Rourke 
Jay Baglia 
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.004

Women's Ways of Making edited by Maureen Daly Goggin and Shirley K. Rose 

Melanie Bailey Mills 
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.005

In Memoriam

Remarks for Bren Ortega Murphy's Memorial  

Betsy Jones Hemenway 
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.006


Bren Murphy: Feminist, Friend, and Bringer of Books  

M. Chad McBride  
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.007

So Herself 

Helen Sterk 

doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.008

Remembering Our Sweet Bren Ortega Murphy  

Judy E. Battaglia and Paige P. Edley   
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.009


Blueberry Tea Towel 

Shauna M. MacDonald 
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.010

Noticeable and Notable    

Rachel E. Silverman  
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.011

Memorial Service for Bren Ortega Murphy  

Susan Ross 
doi: 10.34036/WL.2022.012

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Volume 40, Issue 2 - Spring 2018

edited by Bernardo A. Attias and Jeanine M. Mingé

On First Lady Michelle Obama

edited by Cerise L. Glenn, Siobhan E.

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Health, Gender, Sexuality, and Sex

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Kimberly Kline

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Engaged Scholarship

edited by Jimmie Manning and Renée Houston

Volume 38, Issue 1 - Spring 2015

The Value of the “Bad Feminist”

edited by Patty Sotirin

Volume 36, Issue 2 - Fall 2013

Mic Checking the Patriarchy

edited by Mary Vavrus

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On Humanitarian Crises

edited by Cynthia Weber

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War, Language, and Gender

edited by Anita Taylor and MJ Hardman

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