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
I used to think that being a feminist meant doing whatever men did. Now I’ve found my own place as a woman in the Orthodox world.
Rachel Bloom is going to be funny, no matter what you think of her and her lewd, Jewy, borderline-offensive brand of comedy
A new collection of essays by the late, great cultural critic affirms her standing as an icon of liberation and pleasure
The wife of Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid promotes her new book in New York
‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise
The problem with leaving the Book of Esther’s namesake out of the revelry
A modest counterproposal for the Facebook COO, who wants to ban the word ‘bossy’
Gender-typing is at work as early as daycare. A new book examines how this inequity plays out and undermines religious classrooms.
The former Knesset member led the way for a movement now in its prime
An American explains why she’s flying halfway around the world to join Women of the Wall for their 25th anniversary Kotel prayer group
The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck
The irreverent 82-year-old left Orthodox Borough Park long ago. But she’s still wrestling with the rituals of her past.
As a public figure, Anthony Weiner’s loyal spouse is sending the noxious message that men should be defended at any cost
The pioneering feminist photographer published ‘Growing Up Female’ in 1974
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.