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The Jewish women behind all 100 years of the Equal Rights Amendment

Last week, Virginia made history with their vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment–first written almost 100 years ago–and finally make women constitutionally equal. This long struggle included some of the greatest activists and feminists this country has ever seen and, unsurprisingly, many of them are Jewish. Read all about them in my latest for […]

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This Jewish Woman Marches Anyways: My (complicated) thoughts on the Women’s March

Do I march? Do I stay home? My mixed feelings on the Women’s March aren’t new and they certainly aren’t a secret. For months now, the March’s leadership has been rocked with valid criticism and outrage over their lack of condemnation (and seeming approval) of antisemitism. As a feminist and activist, as an attendee of […]

Another one down, one more to go: passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Last night, the state of Illinois made a historic move to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment declaring definitively that they would tolerate constitutional sex discrimination no more. I have been kvelling all morning, so I wrote a quick piece on why this is momentous vote bodes well for the future of women. Read my full piece […]

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 […]

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