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"Painting and Feminism," "No Excuses," and plenty of Jewish feminism links - Link Roundup

For those of you in or around New York, or looking for an excuse to visit New York, put this exhibit on your calendars!

Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism
September 12, 2010 - January 30, 2011
The Jewish Museum

Over the past fifty years, feminists have defied an art world dominated by men, deploying direct action and theory while making fundamental changes in their everyday lives. Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism explores the widespread influence of feminist practice on the styles and methods of painting from the 1960s to the present. The provocative paintings on view here embody the tension between individual expression and collective politics, between a traditional medium and radical action. Read more >>

No Excuses!

I was excited to find out that Gloria Feldt's latest book, No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, will launch on October 5 (which also happens to be my birthday!) Gloria Feldt is counting down to her book launch by blogging at SheWrites. Check it out!

Here are some other interesting links, podcasts, and videos you might have missed:

  • NPR interviews Eve Ensler about "Global Girlhood" and her new book, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World. [NPR]
  • Eve Ensler also just published an op-ed about violence in the Congo, saying "My cancer is arbitrary. Congo's atrocities are very deliberate." [The Guardian]
  • The Story of Kol Nidre in America (part 1) - an American Studies approach to this beloved song. [...in every life]
  • The latest trend? Small breasts. Feministe explains why this is problematic. [Feministe]
  • The folks at the Women's Media Center have begun an excellent campaign to fight sexism in political news coverage! Gloria Steinem has written a "Statement on Equality" for the campaign. [NameItChangeIt]
  • Jewschool writes a memo to progessive-minded Jews of the incoming class of 2014 [Jewschool]
  • Of Canadian TV show Being Erica, Renee Ghert-Zand writes: "She's One of Ours" [Truth, Praise & Help]
  • Feeling guilty about enjoying reality TV? A new site has launched for Jennifer Pozner's upcoming book Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. [Reality Bites Back]
  • Sarah Seltzer responds to Alma's post about snark, gossip, and Jewish women. [Sisterhood]
  • Another cringe-worthy campaign to raise breast cancer awareness: attention-grabbing body paint [Jezebel]
  • "Being Black, Being Jewish, and Seeing No Contradiction" [New York Times]
  • "A Not-So-Subtle Message": Renne Ghert-Zand has something to say about the UJF's latest campaign video. [Truth, Praise & Help]
  • "Nice Jewish Boy Kicks Christian Fundamentalist Tuchus" [Yo Yenta]
  • "Pity is Not Equality": Haviva Ner David explains why being sensitive to the plight of gay Orthodox Jews isn't enough. [Zeek]
  • "Guerilla Vulvas Take on Vaginal Rejuvenators" [Ms. Magazine]

How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. ""Painting and Feminism," "No Excuses," and plenty of Jewish feminism links - Link Roundup." 3 September 2010. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on July 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/dlr09-3-10>.

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