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Video Interview with Rebecca Traister

Single women have been around forever. Unable to find suitable partners, unwilling to marry unsuitable ones, or simply uninterested in the idea of partnering, these women were often considered social cast-offs and economic drains on society. Passed over and unobserved, they have been stereotyped as passive participants who lived on the sidelines of history. New York Times' bestselling author, Rebecca Traister's latest book works to change this flawed narrative. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, JWA's book club pick for March 2017, illuminates the ways single women have actively created history in America, championing social reform, carving out their own spaces in a society that was not designed for independent women, and igniting the political and economic shifts that allow women to live lives of economic independence and self-reliance today.

I was lucky enough to interview Rebecca and ask her about reclaiming the history of single women, the importance of inclusion, and single women's political power today.

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Rebecca Traister with All the Single Ladies
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Rebecca Traister with All the Single Ladies

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Book, Bella. "Video Interview with Rebecca Traister." 1 March 2017. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on March 21, 2018) <>.


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