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Judith Rosenbaum on Barbara Dobkin's Honorary Degree

On May 5, 2011, Barbara Dobkin received an honorary degree from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Judith Rosenbaum discusses the impact Barbara Dobkin has had on the Jewish Women's Archive and the Jewish feminist community.
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On May 5, 2011, Barbara Dobkin received an honorary degree from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Judith Rosenbaum discusses the impact Barbara Dobkin has had on the Jewish Women's Archive and the Jewish feminist community.

Hanne Blank

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Hanne Blank.
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Hanne Blank.

Nicolette Mason

Body-positive blogger Nicolette Mason has become a leader in creating and celebrating fashion for women of all sizes and shapes.

Judith Light

In her four decades as an Emmy- and Tony-winning actress, Judith Light has repeatedly taken on challenging and unconventional roles, from a housewife-turned-prostitute on One Life to Live to ex-wife of a transgender woman on the acclaimed Transparent.

Judith Light

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Judith Light.
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Judith Light.

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Hanne Blank

Both as a historian and as a fiction writer, Hanne Blank has questioned how we relate to our bodies and our sexuality, from gender norms to fat-shaming.

Hanne Blank, 2007

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Hanne Blank in 2007.
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Hanne Blank in 2007.

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Know Hope: Learning Civil Rights with Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan came into my life when I entered high school. At that time, he was writing a blog for the Daily Beast called “The Dish” and I read it Every. Single. Day. He wrote about politics in Washington, the Iraq War, different facets of American culture, conservatism, Christianity. But what he is best known for his role in the fight for same sex marriage.      

Andrew Sullivan at his Wedding

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Andrew Sullivan and his husband, Aaron Tone, at their wedding in 2007.

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Andrew Sullivan and his husband, Aaron Tone, at their wedding in 2007.

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Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” Climbs Billboard Charts

February 1, 1964
"I don’t care what age you are—whether you’re 16 or 116—there’s nothing more wonderful than standing on the stage and shaking your finger and singing, ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’” - Singer Lesley Gore

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Jewish Women's Archive. "LGBTQIA Rights." (Viewed on February 8, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/lgbtqia-rights>.

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