Activism

It Gets Better: Where are the Jews?

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By now, the It Gets Better Project has made headlines around the world, with everyone from Lady Gaga to president Obama posting a video to support and enc

Mazel tov to the women of the Forward 50

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Another year, another Forward 50 list of Jewish leaders who have made the biggest impact (good or bad) in American Jewish life.

A Jewish girl’s guide to a bat mitzvah project

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Alexandra Kukoff

I felt overwhelmed when deciding what to do for a bat mitzvah project.

Girl Scouts of Colorado take a stand against gender injustice

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Girl Scouts

The Jewish community has had a varied relationship with scouting.

Freethinkers and radicals #OccupyWallStreet: The activist tradition and Yom Kippur

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Advertisement for "'Yom Kipur' Picnic" organized by Goldman and her colleagues

The iconic anarchist Emma Goldman believed that religion was inherently repressive.

Without apology: The atonement stops here

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Birth Control

For a few semesters in college, I was a Peer Health Sex Educator.

Gloria Steinem: An unheralded GLBT advocate

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Gloria Steinem

As I watched HBO’s incisive documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words, one irony became clear instantly:

Meet Jaclyn Friedman: Jewess with attitude

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Jaclyn Friedman

I recently had the pleasure to sit down for brunch with Jaclyn Friedman, Executive Director of Women, Action and the Media and co-editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Jaclyn Friedman is writer, speaker, activist, and rising star in the current feminist community.

Shoshannah Stern Takes a Silent Stand Against Sexual Violence

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The deaf Jewish actress Shoshannah Stern is more than a little bit angry — and for good reason.

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