You are here

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

Radical Feminist Creations: The Mayyim Hayyim Mikveh

Emilia's piece was originally published on the Mayyim Hayyim Blog.

Last week at a planning meeting for the Girls Night Out event, I was asked to respond to the question: “Why do you want a mikveh?”

Many in the room shared answers about their personal immersions, family experiences, or just generally liking the idea of the place. When it came my turn, I looked at the woman next to me and said, “I want a mikveh because it is a radical feminist act to have one. It’s more political than you know.”

The woman next to me was Anita Diamant, my mother, and I don’t think she expected that answer. Truth be told I’m not sure I did either.

To read more of Emilia's thoughts, check out the Mayyim Hayyim blog. 

More on: Feminism, Mikveh
Emilia Diamant and Anita Diamant
Full image

Emilia Diamant and Anita Diamant.

How to cite this page

Diamant, Emilia. "Radical Feminist Creations: The Mayyim Hayyim Mikveh." 25 September 2013. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on August 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/blog/radical-feminist-creations-mayyim-hayyim-mikveh>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Twitter

3 days
Did you know that featured heavily in Indian cinema, especially during the era of early silent films? https://t.co/owHUo9almr
3 days
Big thanks to Women's eNews and artist Linda Stein for a great event Tuesday night!! https://t.co/0DwTEYSPX8
3 days
Iconic French Jewish designer Sonia Rykiel, “a pioneer” who “offered women freedom of movement,” has died at 86 https://t.co/ULTVdEgGxJ