Something Really Bad Is Always Happening to Former Literary ‘It Girl’ Tama Janowitz

The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck

Helène Aylon’s Journey From Rebbetzin to Internationally Acclaimed Feminist Artist

The irreverent 82-year-old left Orthodox Borough Park long ago. But she’s still wrestling with the rituals of her past.

Huma Abedin’s Problem: Nice Jewish Boy Derangement Syndrome

As a public figure, Anthony Weiner’s loyal spouse is sending the noxious message that men should be defended at any cost

Photojournalist Abigail Heyman Dies at 70

The pioneering feminist photographer published ‘Growing Up Female’ in 1974

When Feminists Were Zionists

A new generation of women is being misled into assuming an ideological tension between feminism and Zionism

Jew vs. Jew at the Western Wall

At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity

The Feminist Manifesto

Reading Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, I found the urgency today’s radicals lack

Jewish Guys on the Side

Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?

Hasidic Woman Sparks To-Do on the Internet

Post about the traditionally Orthodox and women stirs debate

The Feminist Marriage Plot

The attacks on domestic bliss in Alix Kates Shulman’s novel Ménage would resonate with Orthodox Jews

The Face of Mideast Feminism

The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.

Girls Just Wants to Have Fun

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.

Susan Sontag Tells All

The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer

Offensive

Feminist rock collective Permanent Wave gathers a powerful music scene around a core of activism. Just don’t call them riot grrrls.

Body Politics

Iran’s birthrate has fallen. Is it because Iranian women have greater opportunity? Or is it a reaction to the Islamist regime?

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