Gal Gadot is not here for your gender stereotype bullshit. On Tuesday morning, after reading an article in Romper — "My Son Is Busting Gender Stereotypes, But I'm Nervous for His First Day of…School" — the actress and Jewish mom took to social media to share her support for a 5-year-old boy wearing a Wonder Woman backpack. In the article, Florida mom Katie Alicea shares how her kindergarten-bound son picked out a Wonder Woman backpack. She writes, "I admittedly have some fear for my sweet Isaac. For how the… >> Read More
Everyone's favorite Jewish a cappella group is back--and this time, they're educating teens and adults about what a halachic prenup is--in an effort to end domestic abuse.
The group partnered…with Jewish Women International (a Jewish organization working to end violence against women and girls) as part of the Get Smart Project, a JWI initiative to end the issue of "chained women" or agunot, who are refused a halachic divorce, or "get" by their husbands. The song is aptly titled "Sign that Form," which is set to the… >> Read More
When my daughter turned 6 recently, we discussed stereotypes because of the toys she was receiving. But this wasn’t because she was receiving stereotypically girly items. In fact, the opposite: my…husband and I deliberately got her a toy from Goldieblox, a company that designs toys to teach engineering to girls. She loved it. As we built the first part, she kept marveling how this truly was meant for girls, because it had girl dolls (an engineer and a computer genius) that came with it. My… >> Read More
The other day, my 5-year-old and I had a Skype session with my grandmother. As we exchanged pleasantries about the week, the weather, and Shmuley’s day school, she projected a number of problematic…assumptions upon my child. “He’s going to be such a heartbreaker,” my grandmother said. I bristled, but pretended to ignore it. “You’re going to have your hands full when he’s a teenager,” she said. “The girls are going to do anything he asks!” I politely changed the subject. “Do you have a girlfriend?” my grandmother asked… >> Read More
Remember that Canadian federal judge who asked a rape victim in court why she couldn’t “just keep your knees together”? Well, he finally resigned yesterday, after a judicial panel published a…report calling for him to be removed from office. So, basically, he had no choice. This all happened back in 2014 when Justice Robin Camp of the Alberta Federal Court belittled the 19-year-old woman, during trial, often saying how she could have done more to defend herself or stop the rape from happening at all--as if it's a woman's… >> Read More