Celebrating 7 Jewish “Nasty Women” of 2016
One of the many low points of this year occurred when Donald tried to diss Hillary by calling her a “nasty woman.” Yet feminists across the country immediately rebranded his intended insult: we knew that Donald’s “nasty woman” is one who talks back to bullies, who is competent and in command of facts, and who tweets for a better and more perfect union for all of us.
Jewish feminists in particular have lots of experience reclaiming the insults meant to silence us. In keeping with Lilith’s tradition of praising big-mouthed Jewish women, let’s celebrate seven of the Jewish “nasty women” who made news in 2016 (7 is the number associated with creation and blessing in Jewish tradition). May their collective work inspire us to each do our part to repair a very broken world.