There's a new movie coming to Netflix this summer (on June 28), and it's about a girl and a giant pig. If that doesn't already draw you in, it features Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, and Paul Dano.…And a giant pig. The movie, "Okja," is the latest sci-fi movie from director Bong Joon-ho. What sets this film apart is the fact that it deals with the food industry, animal rights, love, relationships, and coming-of-age. The film's name is after the pig in the film, who is genetically engineered by the Mirando Corporation to help… >> Read More
I spent four years at a religious high school dealing with a very strict dress code—and a staff of teachers who made it really clear that enforcing the dress code on girls was the thing they took…most seriously about their jobs. Women's bodies, in this environment, were an inherent distraction, and a huge amount of time and energy was spent discussing our bodies and their clothing ad nauseum. An entire semester was devoted to covering one's hair. Another semester was devoted to why pants were not allowed. It was a weird… >> Read More
Dads in heterosexual partnerships are doing more to raise kids than ever before--just look at the parade of papas with babies dangling from their chests in any neighborhood to see that.
But…still, things aren't entirely even, because doing things and remembering to do them are two separate types of labor. A few years back, Susan Walzer published a study about how, in many households, women still shoulder the mental burden of childcare. As Time explained last year: "Walzer found that women do more of the intellectual, mental, and… >> Read More
Orthodox female clergy are essentially under attack (not physically) by their denominations governing body, the Orthodox Union. These women, who have graduated from the single rabbinical school…willing to ordain them, are not even allowed to be called rabbis (they go by Maharat or Rabba) but they proudly provide the services that rabbis do, serving as spiritual and communal leaders. And yet, as our partner site JTA reports that the lesser titles are not lesser enough for the all-male deciding body: "Following its… >> Read More
Another terrorist attack, another unspeakable tragedy. But despite the fact that it feels too heavy for words, we must speak up loudly about it. This time, the victims were attendees at an Ariana…Grande concert in Manchester, England. As of now, reports are stating that 22 people were killed and 59 others were wounded in the bombing that ISIS has claimed (they do like to claim everything as their own). But whoever the mastermind was, it's no accident that those targeted were mostly girls and young women. Ariana… >> Read More