Feminism Category

The Reality

In: Feminism, Health, Women's Rights

One week has passed since the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a physician at one of three clinics in the United States that provide late-term abortions. Now that the news cycle is winding to a close, I’ve noticed one bittersweet effect of the shooting that anti-choicers probably didn’t count on: the highlighting of the reality […]

On Thursday, April 30th, eight Israeli protesters were arrested while nonviolently expressing solidarity with New Profile, a feminist organization that’s speaking out against the militarization of Israeli society. A little background: the Israeli government has been harassing members of New Profile for a few weeks now. In late April, a number of New Profile members […]

JVoices is co-sponsoring an exciting upcoming free event in the San Francisco Bay Area! Here’s the scoop… I recently got a piece published in Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal. It’s an essay I co-authored with my friend Nzinga, about our experiences as African American Jews. She converted to Judaism, and I was born Jewish; so, […]

Bea Arthur passed away today at the age of 86 from cancer. The Jewish Women’s Archive has an incisive write up on Bea’s life, written by Kirsten Fermaglich, although I must admit, I’m not sure why she keeps putting strong woman in quotes. The piece wrestles with the tension, assumptions and stereotypes that Jewish women, […]

Crossposted on Jewesses with Attitude The first Olympics I remember well were the 1988 Summer Games, held in Seoul. We were sitting shiva for my grandfather on Long Island. I remember my sister and I lying on our grandparents’ bed (my grandmother always had pink satin sheets) and being completely mesmerized by the tiny female […]

I was one of a handful of folks the fabulous editor of Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal, Clare Kinberg, emailed to get feedback, thoughts and more when the Ms. Magazine hoopla was in all it’s glory, creating what the media loves…controversy, controversy, controversy. So, I was happy to see that she got this much needed […]