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From Drags to Bitches: The implications of mainstreamed drag culture on women

In December 2018, I watched an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a decades-old reality show featuring a competition for drag queens. The episode was a doozy to start with, because the week’s challenge was to not dress up in glamour but dress down – as nude women. This set me off on what became an […]

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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: Women

After attempting a lot of set-up shots that just didn’t work, I made a Hail Mary pass when, while juggling 3639846 things, I noticed Bebe standing at the window. <Click.> Week 28: Women After three years of working from home, I went back to an office this week. The week that war threatens my kids, […]

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conflict management/negotiation politika religiousness

Thanks for keeping it classy, Beit Shemesh ladies.

Since I’ve been ranting about the Beit Shemesh tolerance vs extremists issue, it’s only fair I follow up with a ray of hope in the form of Queen, or, well, 250 of them… with a Beit Shemesh women’s dance flash mob. On Friday, Jan 6th, 2012, a group of 250 women from Bet Shemesh decided […]

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b'herayon

Happy International Women’s Day from Hadassah Ein Kerem.

On an unplanned visit to Hadassah Ein Kerem’s labor ward, I was reminded of the significance of today, International Women’s Day for laborin’ women everywhere. They were very adamant I got one of these. And so I share: Note: I did no laboring myself. Thank god.

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Israeli working women: Know your rights!

I was sent this article by a fellow Israeli working woman: Israeli working women: Know your rights Israel is a completely different ball game when it comes to employee privacy, workers’ rights and being a woman in all that. You can sit at a job interview and get asked, “Are you planning on getting pregnant […]

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religiousness

Jewish news for womyn-folk.

Just found three headlines from the last couple days that I thought I’d share. Consider it a little taste of news in the womyn’s world. Rabbi Metzger: Married women should give up maiden name “Advice to women from the chief rabbi: Married women should give up their maiden name, Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger told […]