Tag: feminism

In Defense of Lashon Hara

“Growing up, I realized that in day-to-day life, people rarely characterize remarks made by men as gossip. And then I wondered, is gossip just a derogatory term for women’s speech?”

Your Guide to the Hobby Lobby Case and Its Crushing Consequences

Curious–or confused–about the fallout from Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, a case decided this week by the Supreme Court with potentially massive consequences for women’s health in the United States? Here’s a Lilith-curated roundup of articles on the subject.

When Her Persian Father Wouldn’t Let Her Go to College…

Esther Amini, a Persian writer and psychotherapist, describes the struggle between her father’s old-world values and her distinctly American desire for a higher education. She tells the tale with courage and humor in a piece that will also be featured in Lilith’s Summer issue.

A Feminist Camp Counselor Unpacks Her Baggage

How can we bridge the gap between kids who were “born ready” for summer camp, and kids who feel marginalized there? Lilith intern Maya Zinkow, just out of Barnard and now a unit head at summer camp, has lots of ideas about how camp can be a more welcoming place for those kids who question everything–from gender norms to religious tradition.

The Poem that Went Viral, and the Woman Behind It

“After my rape, I really fell back on my traditions. I got a mezuzah, and I started saying the Shabbat prayers every week at my own home.” Viral-video slam poet and activist Anna Binkovitz opens up to Lilith about trauma, survival, and the vital importance of language.

Golem on the rise, female in the lead

Annette Ezekiel Kogan, founder of punk-klezmer ensemble Golem, tells Lilith about the challenges of being a female bandleader and the rich life experiences that have contributed to the band’s wild sound.

Early Abortion: A Papaya Workshop

“I’m a little concerned that the bags under my eyes might be permanent, but more than likely, they’ll go away soon.”