I’m not going to be a part of history, and that’s OK. Of course, merely by living, we create history every day. Regardless of our intentions, our actions affect others and theirs affect others in…a chain reaction. What I mean, specifically, is that, after a lot of consideration, I’ve decided not to attend the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. the day after the inauguration. Like many people across the nation and the world, I was shocked, horrified, and dismayed when Donald Trump won the presidency. I thought feminism had… >> Read More
Sexism in Hollywood doesn't seem to be waning anytime soon. Natalie Portman seems to be among the many women in Hollywood that are being paid less than their male costars.
Natalie Portman has…joined the long list of actresses who are speaking out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood. The 35-year-old Jewish actress told Marie Claire UK recently that her costar Ashton Kutcher was paid three times more than her for their 2011 film "No Strings Attached." Portman said she should have made a bigger deal about it at the time,… >> Read More
We've watched Malia and Sasha Obama grow up over the past eight years--and it's been incredible not just because they've blossomed into intelligent, strong women, but because we've also witnessed…truly amazing parenting. Last night, I almost cried when President Barack Obama mentioned his daughters during his Farewell Address. Obama made sure that everyone in the country knows the most important job he's ever had--and will have in this life--is being a dad. He said: "Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become… >> Read More
You probably don't think of motorcyclists and breast milk in the same thought often--but one girl gang is changing this. They're breaking down stereotypes and literally taking the world by storm--and…it's all happening in New York. They're called the Sirens Women's Motorcycle club, and they're bringing breast milk to you. The team of bikers deliver donated breast milk to babies in need around New York, as they recently partnered with the New York Milk Bank. Watch the video below to see these badass women in action:… >> Read More
If you don't know who Rachel Freier is, you should. She's the first Hasidic woman elected to public office in the U.S. ever. Isn't that crazy to think about? In November, Freier won a contested…primary for a civil court judgeship in Brooklyn's 5th Judicial District. This week, she finally took her seat on the bench as a civil court judge--which is why Gothamist recently interviewed her about her unusual journey to becoming a judge--and the role of women in Jewish life. Besides being an attorney and judge, she's also… >> Read More