You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share
Blog:
Jewesses with Attitude

Jewesses abound

When we were planning this blog in the winter of 2006, we had long conversations about possible names, ultimately choosing to reclaim the word "Jewess" from its exotic and sometimes negative connotations and give it a new life in the blogosphere. Well, it turns out we were at the forefront of a cultural phenomenon! A recent article by Daniel Krieger explores the history of this term and its recent reclamation by young Jewesses. Check it out. This blog, among others, is mentioned, and there are great quotes from several of our favorite Jewesses with attitude.

How to cite this page

Rosenbaum, Judith. "Jewesses abound." 19 May 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on September 17, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/jewess>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

9 hr
Today in 1990, writer Amy K. Blank died. http://t.co/eF5a8sWimZ
15 hr
RT @feministabulous: Badass Teen Girls Rebel Against Super-Strict, Slut-Shamey Dress Code http://t.co/mViuzDheFx http://t.co/KKbJFfUAdf
17 hr
RT @ilanagarber: How we tell story of our past shapes how our children will tell story of their future. Gail Twersky Reimer @jwaonline