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Religious Movements

From Hasidic Rock to the Dangers of Slut-Shaming at JOFA

I had been eagerly anticipating the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) conference for months. Happily, it did not disappoint.

Slutwalk, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2011

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Marchers with Slutwalk Knoxville display signs at Krutch Park Extension in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. This march was one of numerous worldwide Slutwalk rallies held throughout 2011 to raise awareness for the rights of rape victims.

Marchers with Slutwalk Knoxville display signs at Krutch Park Extension in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. This march was one of numerous worldwide Slutwalk rallies held throughout 2011 to raise awareness for the rights of rape victims.

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