The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (CSWGS) at Rice University is pleased to invite contributions to the Rice Feminist Forum. Now more than ever feminist voices are needed to address the issues of our day. Several times a year, we will post a prompt for a different topic and ask for contributions from Center faculty affiliates, graduate certificate students, undergraduate majors, Advisory Board members, and the broader CSWGS community. While we do not often issue calls during the summer, the Dobbs decision has made this call for submissions especially urgent.

Our current topic is: AFTER ROE.

We invite you to take this prompt in whatever direction you like or need. We invite submissions that tell personal stories. You might focus on feelings, memories, perhaps even aspirations. We would also love to hear your analysis. What is actually happening on the ground as you see it? What truths of this moment are being overlooked? How does the proliferation of abortion laws affect different groups of people differently? Strategy might also be on your mind. What have we done in the past? How can we learn from that past? What should we be doing right now? What plans should we be making for the future?

We invite formal or informal essays of approximately 800 to 1000 words. Please include a title for your piece and a public domain or creative commons image that could accompany your text. We hope to get contributions both from the CSWGS community and beyond. Please send all submissions to One of our editors will contact you within two working days. We will post all submissions our moderators deem on topic and appropriate for our audience. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, and will post submissions in groups as they are edited and approved.