The road to renewing VAWA in 7 steps (call your reps)

Finally, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been introduced for reauthorization in the House on Thursday, July 26th by Sheila Jackson Lee (D) of Texas’s 18th district. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know: . 1) There are very, very minimal changes to VAWA this time around, due to the political climate […]

Yes, there’s another Equal Pay Day we have to ‘celebrate’: this one is for moms.

Happy Mom’s Equal Pay Day everyone! Did you know, the woman who raised you, loved you, cared for you, will earn 29% less than your dad? Simply because she’s a woman? Who knew! As if women in the workplace don’t already have enough on their plates, from pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, limited opportunities for career […]

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 […]