Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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SHALVA (Safe Homes Advice and Legal Aid for Victims of Abuse)
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Women in orthodoxy have always been involved, for thousands of years, but in private. We were doing this differently... We were [thought of as] just a bunch of women. People accused us of trying to break up Jewish homes, of being feminists. We would literally walk into a room and everybody would walk away from us. Not only was the outrage intense in the general orthodox community, but the rabbinate could not take [the idea of domestic abuse] inó-they couldn't hear it. Individual rabbis had been dealing with it one-on-one, but there was never any discussion between them to give them any idea it was more than just 'this lady, who must be nuts.'
- Hadassah Goodman


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For a bibliography: Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - SHALVA (Safe Homes Advice and Legal Aid for Victims of Abuse) on BEING A WOMAN ACTIVIST." <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.

For a footnote: Jewish Women's Archive, "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - SHALVA (Safe Homes Advice and Legal Aid for Victims of Abuse) on BEING A WOMAN ACTIVIST," <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.