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Did Your Grandmother Have The Right To Vote?: With rights, comes responsibility

According to an August USA Today/Suffolk University poll, there are 90 million Americans who “could turn a too-close-to-call race into a landslide for President Obama, but by definition they probably won’t.” The poll found that people who are eligible to vote but aren’t likely to do so “back Obama’s re-election over Republican Mitt Romney by more than 2-1.”

Political Jewess: Oldies but Goodies

We are at T minus four days to the election, and one of our favorite past times at JWA is looking to the past to inform the future...

So on that note, I ask:

Mourdock, Menses, and Breasts

Here We Go Again. Add Mourdock to the Akin mixology, shake, and serve on the rocks.

Contemporary Abortion Politics: Good for the Jews?

This title is, admittedly, at least partially tongue in cheek.

Labor Day and Leisure

Labor Day. In America, this holiday is more often associated with barbeques, sales, and the farewell to summer and white linen than with the contributions of workers. By design, it’s a less overtly political holiday than the workers’ holidays in Europe—the U.S. intentionally picked a day other than the International Workers’ Day of May 1st to avoid any whiff of radicalism.

"Jurist with Attitude" Celebrates 19 Years on Supreme Court

If you are under the age of 20, there’s never been a time in your life when a Jewish woman hasn’t been sitting on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Women as Wave, Women as Particle: The gender-racial politics of the male-female gaze

Who are you?

I mean really . . .

Who are you . . . when you are alone and no one is watching?

What is your wave state?

Of Peonies & Penises: Anita Steckel’s Legacy

Anita Steckel was 82 when she died last March. But Anita, her many fans would insist, was way younger than most of us will ever be.

We've Come A Long Way, Rosa: Title IX and The American Jewess

You didn’t think Title IX would reach its 40th birthday and go unrecognized here at JWA, did you?

Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown: Jewish superhero for abortion

Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown is a champion. A hero. A "Jewess with Attitude" to the n'th degree. 

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