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.