Points Blog Seeks Managing Editor

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, seeks a new managing editor for a two-year term beginning January 2013.  This person will join Eoin Cannon of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University at the blog’s helm; the co-managing editors, in collaboration with the glowing roster of ContributingContinue reading “Points Blog Seeks Managing Editor”

Documents: W.O.M.A.N.: “The Women’s Organization to ‘Mash’ Alcoholism and Narcotics” (1973)

Points readers who have been following my attempts– in diatribes, documents, and interviews— to map out a history of feminist responses (and non-responses) to addiction will be interested in the document transcribed below.  A tri-fold pamphlet from 1973 describing the work of W.O.M.A.N.– “the Women’s Organization to ‘Mash’ Alcoholism and Narcotics”–a grassroots organization located inContinue reading “Documents: W.O.M.A.N.: “The Women’s Organization to ‘Mash’ Alcoholism and Narcotics” (1973)”

Announcements: New Managing Editor, Points Blog, Seeks Same

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, seeks a new managing editor for a two-year term beginning January 2013.  This person will join Eoin Cannon of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University at the blog’s helm; the co-managing editors, in collaboration with the glowing roster of ContributingContinue reading “Announcements: New Managing Editor, Points Blog, Seeks Same”

The Points (Somewhat Grudging) Endorsement: Obama for President

Remember 2008? So much seemed possible then. Farewell, the reformed drunkard frat boy Bush; hail, the hipster Obama, a man who could admit to having enjoyed getting high even as he recognized its dangers and grasped the ethical and political complexity of the global drug supply chain. Four years later, with plenty of wry head-shaking,Continue reading “The Points (Somewhat Grudging) Endorsement: Obama for President”

Feminism and Addiction– An Interview with Sandra Morgen

Editor’s Note: In my ongoing attempt to locate a Second Wave Feminist discourse on women’s substance abuse and addiction, I turned to the Women’s Health Movement– a logical place, it would seem, to find the issues conceptualized as public health problems with disproportionate effects on women and children.  How did the Women’s Health  Movement thinkContinue reading “Feminism and Addiction– An Interview with Sandra Morgen”

Feminism and Addiction– An Interview with Barabara Epstein

Editor’s Note:  In a post last spring, I laid out my interest in trying to locate feminist responses to alcohol and drug problems within the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s-early ‘70s.  Comments of and off the blog suggested that in fact there was an obvious connection between 2nd wave feminism and drugs andContinue reading “Feminism and Addiction– An Interview with Barabara Epstein”

Feminism and Addiction– An Interview with Laura Schmidt

Editor’s Note: Laura Schmidt is Professor of Health Policy in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and the Co-Director of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute’s (CTSI) Community Engagement and Health Policy Program.  A Phd in Sociology, she also holds Master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Welfare.  She isContinue reading “Feminism and Addiction– An Interview with Laura Schmidt”

Monetize the Blog!

Gentle readers, if  you felt a pang go through you when you read yesterday that co-founder and co-managing editor Joe Spillane was stepping down from his lofty perch at Points, you were not alone.  The blog has gained both maturity and momentum in the last eight months, and those have brought stability to our day-to-dayContinue reading “Monetize the Blog!”

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