A new generation of women is being misled into assuming an ideological tension between feminism and Zionism
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
Reading Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, I found the urgency today’s radicals lack
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
Post about the traditionally Orthodox and women stirs debate
The attacks on domestic bliss in Alix Kates Shulman’s novel Ménage would resonate with Orthodox Jews
The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.
Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.
The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer
Feminist rock collective Permanent Wave gathers a powerful music scene around a core of activism. Just don’t call them riot grrrls.
Iran’s birthrate has fallen. Is it because Iranian women have greater opportunity? Or is it a reaction to the Islamist regime?
Gloria Allred, the famous feminist lawyer, has accomplished a great deal for women. She’s also something of a national joke.
In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.
From setting crumbs on fire to the awkwardness of eating a matzoh-and-salami sandwich, an illustrator recounts her family’s weird and wonderful Passover traditions
Or should that be ‘Love and Guns’?
A 1967 biopic offered a look at feminist icon Shulamith Firestone before she was famous. In a 1997 remake—now on view at the Jewish Museum—things are more complicated.
An unlikely romance, the Palestinian Ghandi, and more
There’s a growing movement of women who practice their Judaism through feminist, earth-based rituals
Cheerleaders! Too bad, says Israel’s basketball league.
Dahlia Ravikovitch and the poetry of the plainspoken
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall
R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir
Reform, rejection, and relaxation
Iranian Jews, feminist rabbis, a Hollywood breakup
The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah
How one woman lived to regret her nose job
Alix Kates Shulman on the creation of an ex-prom queen and protofeminist
What happens when a secular Jewish feminist immerses herself in the world of Evangelical Christians