This week on Unorthodox, Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women and author Robert Wright on Buddhism
Nearly 45,000 people signed a petition to protest ‘a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions’ as a worthwhile ambassador of women’s empowerment
Live from Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, Unorthodox talks to novelist David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah
As a feminist in the Orthodox community, I’ve spent a lifetime trying to reconcile the choice to cover my hair
The Queens-based podcaster, singer, and author on her love of sleepovers, the importance of women speaking their minds, and the illusion of tradition
An intensely important debate has seized the chess world because a top female player is refusing to compete in next year’s world championship in Iran
The ‘Sex and the City’ star is apparently all mixed up when it comes feminism
Amy Schumer responded to her inclusion on Glamour‘s list of plus-size women in a meaningful way
The double standards of the criticisms surrounding Clinton’s candidacy, many of which are centered on her gender, have fueled the political fire inside of me
A recent panel at the Sixth Street Community Center highlighted the lives of four activist Jewish women, who have inspired me to stand behind my support for Hillary Clinton
Israeli actress Gal Gadot appeared on ‘Kimmel’ this week to promote ‘Batman v Superman,’ in which she plays Wonder Woman. Quickly, Gadot’s breasts became the focus of their conversation.
‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway will produce and direct a new show called ‘I Love Dick,’ based on a feminist cult classic book
This week on Unorthodox, we learn what klezmer aerobics is, plus we talk to writer Daniel Oppenheimer and essayist Roxane Gay
English—and Yiddish—have plenty of words to describe a good man. Time for women to have their day.
Vogue magazine deemed Orthodox Jewish style as fall’s ‘sexiest trend.’ That’s empowering.
The Jewish feminist magazine’s archive has found a permanent home at Brandeis University
‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
For inclusive storytelling, the audience is as important as the story
Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?
Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
Why critical thinking sliding into paranoia and overstatement is both destructive and distracting
A pioneer of challenging the status-quo explores Judaism’s gender roles
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
I tried to stay out of the fray, but I finally had to go public with my opinions about Israel, even if it meant my friends disagreed
In this essay, from 2003, the leftist feminist rock critic Ellen Willis discussed her misgivings about Zionism—and about its opponents
Having brought author Clarice Lispector back into the public eye, biographer Ben Moser turns to Susan Sontag