Introduction: Women and Online Harassment

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a woman on the internet nowadays? With trolls, bots, and ‘alt’ political party members, it can sometimes feel like a miracle that women choose to be on social media at all. Why do they stay? Why do they leave? What is it actually like to be […]

I Am Vashti

“I feel the weight of hundreds of women’s eyes on me, wide and shocked, waiting for me to respond. Weeks later, though I am alone, their eyes have not left me.”   I wrote this Midrash* for Jewish Women International to give Vashti a much need voice in the conversation around her. I wanted to […]

Press Clip from One Year Ago: Advocates for Inclusion

One year ago, I was asked by my campus’s Hillel to attend the annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The day centered around policy and political advocacy. After a morning filled with panels, politicians, and networking, we got to lobby our representatives on the issue of disability. Here’s what I said to Hillel […]

Women’s emancipation versus women’s rights

There are fundamental differences between women’s rights and women’s emancipation. In the United States today, women, for the most part, have equal rights to men. Legally speaking, women are allowed to vote, own property, sue and be sued, and work. Women can inherit, women can keep their surnames after marriage, and women can own property […]