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Posts Tagged ‘Feminism

The Problem Isn’t Jen Caron…

Posted by: erika on: January 30, 2014

…or whatever her name is. As an FYI I don’t think we should grab our pitch forks and burn her at the stake. And I promise not to make any jabs. A few days ago the internets exploded when a self-described “skinny white girl” posted her inner most feelings about a “heavy black woman” at […]

Navigating Modesty as a Liberal, Queer Jew

Posted by: erika on: June 14, 2013

I’ve written about modesty, sexual harassment, hair covering, Jewish hair, black hair, my hair for a while. In the first of a two-part series about modesty vis-a-vis street harassment I talked a bit about how and why I cover my hair for The Sisterhood. When people ask what kind of a Jew I am, I […]

Stepping Up to Women’s Rights-A Cross Post

Posted by: erika on: March 28, 2013

There’s something incredibly powerful about stepping, a form of percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken words and hand claps. These rhythmic stomping and beats can have a profound effect on the listener as well as the stepper. […]


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