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Why Don’t I Know More About Bella Abzug?

Among the many treats in Gloria Steinem’s new memoir My Life on the Road are the bevy of stories starring women who appear on jwa.org: Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Gerda Lerner, Betty Friedan, and even Emma Goldman earned mentions. But as I read Steinem’s book, one name made more appearances than the rest: Bella Abzug.

How The Internet Made Me A Better Jew (Also, A Feminist)

The variety of feminist voices gives me all the more reason to look for a variety of Jewish voices. Both Judaism and feminism give me the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with feeling like you truly belong somewhere. These two aspects of my life are so closely intertwined that sometimes I can’t even tell one from the other, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Delaney Hoffman in Shadow

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Author Delaney Hoffman in shadow.

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Author Delaney Hoffman in shadow.

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"My Life on the Road" by Gloria Steinem Book Cover, 2015

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The cover of My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (Random House, 2015).

Title spread photography by Marianne Barcellona.

The cover of My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (Random House, 2015).

Title spread photography by Marianne Barcellona.

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Book Review: My Life on the Road

It feels so unimaginative to write that Gloria Steinem is my hero. But, Gloria Steinem is my hero. She’s the woman I most admire, and the only consistent guest at my fantasy dinner party. Reading her new memoir, My Life on the Road, is probably the closest I’ll ever get to actually having dinner with Gloria. 

Joyce Antler

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Joyce Antler.
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Melissa Benoist, June 30, 2015

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Melissa Benoist, of CBS' Supergirl, at the 6th Annual Thirst Project Thirst Gala, June 30, 2015.
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Melissa Benoist, of CBS' Supergirl, at the 6th Annual Thirst Project Thirst Gala, June 30, 2015.

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Superwoman! Er, Girl

Is it sexist to call a woman a girl? Yes it is. At the risk of having the world’s shortest blog post though, I’ll elaborate. The Washington Post published a piece this week about the new CBS drama, “Supergirl,” titled: “Is the term ‘Supergirl’ offensive? The story behind the ‘girl vs. woman’ speech in the pilot.” 

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

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Melissa Benoist as Kara (aka Supergirl) on CBS' Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist as Kara (aka Supergirl) on CBS' Supergirl.

Dress Code or Stress Code?

I never really understood the purpose of the dress code. Was it for religious reasons? Was it to protect our male classmates from possible distraction from their studies? Was it for both reasons? I found it extremely degrading that I felt pressured to be ashamed of my body. 

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