Which "Jewesses with Attitude" would you support for President?
With the final presidential debate behind us, and the election fast approaching, many of us have begun to imagine how the world will change come November 5th. If you’re feeling too bombarded with Obama/McCain/Palin-saturated news feeds, we invite you to consider a different possibility: a Jewish woman as your president and vice-president.
Jewish women have a rich history in activism and politics but, as we know, none have ever made it to the oval office. So, in an imaginary world, a world where change is as bold and risky as we dream it, which Jewesses with attitude would you want in charge? Cast your votes, and come election day, we’ll post the results!
Note: be sure to read the descriptions of the candidates and their parties and take a look at the current standings before you cast your vote. [Update: Poll now closed. Results are here.]
Fiery Women's Party
Toward a radical new social order
Emma Goldman - free-thinking anarchist and believer in absolute freedom
Ernestine Rose - individualist and women's rights activist
Health and Humanity Party
Daring to dream, and dreaming big
Henrietta Szold - leader, organizer, and educator committed to the Zionist dream
Barbara Seaman - pioneer in the women's health movement
Ethical Justice Party
Caring with justice, fighting with equity
Justine Wise Polier - outspoken activist and first woman Justice of New York
Gertrude Weil - committed suffragist and civil rights activist
Activist Art Party
Soft-speaking tough souls
Grace Paley - writer and activist
Wendy Wasserstein - playwright
Business and Education Party
Believing in people's dreams
Annie Nathan Meyer- writer, anti-suffragist, and founder of Barnard College
Beatrice Alexander - entrepreneur doll-maker and Republican party enthusiast
How to cite this page
Jewesses With Attitude. "Which "Jewesses with Attitude" would you support for President?." 8 October 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on March 24, 2019) <https://jwa.org/blog/jewesses-for-president-08>.