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"Personhood" amendments would write Christian perspectives into law

Tomorrow, Mississippi will vote on Initiative 26 and decide whether to dramatically alter their state constitution with the addition of the words:

The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.

Entitlement and its Discontents

This week, New York Magazine’s cover features an oral history of Ms. Magazine, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Mazel tov to the women of the Forward 50

Another year, another Forward 50 list of Jewish leaders who have made the biggest impact (good or bad) in American Jewish life.

Alexandra Kukoff

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Alexandra Kukoff.

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Alexandra Kukoff.

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A Jewish girl’s guide to a bat mitzvah project

I felt overwhelmed when deciding what to do for a bat mitzvah project.

Women Strike for Peace: 50 years later

Fifty years ago yesterday, the 1961 formation of Women Strike for Peace (WSP) marked a new era for activism, creating a new stage on which women could concentrate their power. In 1984, WSP described in their own words the beginning of their movement: "100,000 women from 60 cities came out of kitchens and jobs to demand: END THE ARMS RACE - NOT THE HUMAN RACE, and WSP was born."

Ms. Magazine: A chat with Lesléa “Heather Has Two Mommies” Newman

I want to give a shout out to Lesléa Newman, an iconic yet under-recognized gay Jewish writer whose work continues to inform the changing landscape of GLBT rights in the U.S.

"Against Our Will" Front Cover by Susan Brownmiller, 1975

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The front cover to Susan Brownmiller's Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape. Brownmiller's text brought rape to the national agenda and into American consciousness in 1975.

The front cover to Susan Brownmiller's Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape. Brownmiller's text brought rape to the national agenda and into American consciousness in 1975.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado take a stand against gender injustice

The Jewish community has had a varied relationship with scouting.

Girl Scouts, 2009

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Two Girl Scouts participate in a Memorial Day Parade in 2009.
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Two Girl Scouts participate in a Memorial Day Parade in 2009.
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