Political Jewess: Oldies but Goodies


American Flag

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


Bra Hanging

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

Contemporary Abortion Politics: Good for the Jews?


Green Woman Impressionistic

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

Labor Day and Leisure


The Return from Toil

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.

Another Emma "Makes Trouble"


Pregnant women take note: There’s something about the name “Emma” that turns a girl into a prizefighter swinging her fists for human––often specifically women’s&

"Jurist with Attitude" Celebrates 19 Years on Supreme Court


Ginsburg, Ruth - still image [media]

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


NASA pix
Construction Worker

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-- Untitled photo taken from "Time Out NY," courtesy The Artist and Mitchell Algus Gallery
Anita Steckel - Poster for 1973 exhibit

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.

Liz Lerman: Still Dancing, Still Crossing


Liz Lerman Scientists-Choreographers

This July marks one year since choreographer, author, and innovator Liz Lerman parted ways with her dance company, formerly the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (now just the Dance Exchange) to fly solo a

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


Rosa (1) Exercising
Rosa (2) Exercising

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


Rising Voices


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