Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent, recently published a memoir, She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy.
The book details the process of creating the award-winning (and…very Jewish) TV show, Soloway's parent coming out as transgender, as well as their identity as a non-binary person (Soloway prefers to use the pronouns "they/them"). To promote the book, Soloway participated in a Times Talk with comedian Hannah Gadsby and the gender editor for The New York Times. As such "conversation" events go, after a… >> Read More
There's a lot of stupid news out there these days. But this may take the cake: Misogynistic British celebrity Piers Morgan — and trust us, his misogyny is well documented — like, he just keeps…messing up) — tweeted a photo of Daniel Craig with wholly unnecessary rude comment about his parenting style. Let's back up a second: Actor Craig, 50, most famous for playing James Bond, married Jewish actress Rachel Weisz, 48, in 2011. As Weisz began her press tour last spring for the Jewish lesbian drama Disobedience, she announced… >> Read More
The most surprising thing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's biographer learned about the Supreme Court Justice has nothing to do with law, the courts, or even her intense workouts.
Jane Sherron De Hart,…author of the new book Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life, told Kveller that the most unexpected thing she learned about Ginsburg was her unique parenting style. Yes, really! "One form of discipline she used when her children misbehaved was to make them write an essay," De Hart says. "And then she would make them re-write it… >> Read More
The Internet is aflutter with news of the royal baby. The pregnancy was just announced by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle via their official social media channel, Kensington Royal, everyone is kind of…freaking out. The couple is beginning their first royal tour today — to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand — and our guess is that they decided a pregnancy would be too difficult to hide. Since the pregnancy news broke, a lot of the coverage has focused on how Markle's been hiding a bump (though,… >> Read More
This week, New York magazine has an incredible special issue entitled "Women and Power."
It's "not a women's empowerment issue," but rather, it's "about women and their relationship to power —…how they get it, how they lose it, how they wield it, what they sacrifice for it, and, ultimately, what they hope power will help them achieve." The articles — in which a wide range of women, including Anita Hill and Gloria Steinem, are interviewed and profiled — will be rolled out throughout the week… >> Read More