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Noam Green as a Child

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Author Noam Green photographed as a young child.

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Author Noam Green photographed as a young child.

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The "Women's Room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf

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The "women's room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf, one of Berlin’s eighteen relief centers.

Photo courtesy of Donna Swarthout.

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The "women's room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf, one of Berlin’s eighteen relief centers.

Photo courtesy of Donna Swarthout.

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Dear Midge Decter

You know the saying: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Were we to meet, we wouldn’t be enemies exactly, but I doubt that we’d be friends either. While you and I are both female Jewish writers, the similarity stops there. 

Caroline Kubzansky Holding "Fearless" Sign

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Author Caroline Kubzansky holds up a sign that reads "Fearless."

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Author Caroline Kubzansky holds up a sign that reads "Fearless."

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We Should All Be Feminists

Nehama Leibowitz, one of the greatest Torah scholars of the twentieth century, was often described as a paradoxical woman. She was a pious Jew, and a liberal. She was fiercely intelligent, and nonetheless humble. She was a Torah scholar and teacher of thousands, and she was a woman.

My Friend Crush on Emma Goldman

There is a certain type of girl our parents always told us to stay away from when we were younger; she was often described as bad news, or as bound to corrupt our innocent souls. Always getting herself into trouble, she's the type of girl who the adults detest and the kids idolize.

Emma Goldman with Noam Green

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Altered photograph picturing Emma Goldman with author Noam Green.
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Altered photograph picturing Emma Goldman with author Noam Green.

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Blaming Victims

I have an insane amount of respect for Susan Brownmiller. Trailblazer is truly the word to describe this journalist who became a civil rights and feminist activist. Her book, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, legitimately changed the public outlook on rape. 

SlutWalk Sign, 2015

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Sign from SlutWalk 2015 in Washington, D.C., one of the many SlutWalk rallies to raise awareness for the rights of rape victims.
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Sign from SlutWalk 2015 in Washington, D.C., one of the many SlutWalk rallies to raise awareness for the rights of rape victims.

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Kate Bornstein

Through performance art pieces like Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger and The Opposite Sex is Neither, Kate Bornstein questions society’s understanding of gender as a binary.

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