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Item100 Years On: The Jewish Suffragists Who Helped Women Win the Right to Vote(Jewish Journal, 2020-08-14) Anderson, Adrienne WigdortzAlthough Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth were some of the best known figures in the battle for women's suffrage in the United States, other activists played a significant role in the suffrage movement, including Jewish women. In commemoration the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote, this article details the contributions of Jewish feminist activists, and suggests that their commitment grew out of the importance of the call to engage in tikkun olam (perfecting the world) in Jewish teaching. Click on the link above to read the article. ItemBarbara Seaman: September 11, 1935–February 27, 2008(Jewish Women's Archive, 2021-06-23) Baumgardner, JenniferAn article on the life and career of Barbara Seaman, who was a major and pioneering figure in the Second Wave of the women's movement. Her primary focus was on women's health. She fought against the mass prescription of hormone replacement therapy and the high dose birth control pill. her 1969 book, "he Doctors’ Case Against the Pill," prompted Senate hearings on the safety of the birth control pill. She was a pioneer of the "feminist health movement," at a time when "advocated informed consent and patient rights at a time when men (doctors, husbands, legislators, and religious leaders) made decisions about women’s bodies." Her lifelong commitment was to empower women to advocate for themselves with male doctors. Click on the link to read the article. ItemBella Abzug(Jewish Women's Archive, 1998) Jewish Women's ArchiveA brief discussion of the social activism of Bella Abzug and her contributions to the Women's Movement. Includes embedded links to excerpts from some of Abzug's speeches, as well as clickable images. Click on the link above to access this discussion. ItemBetty Friedan(Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-01) Kaplan, MarionA brief biographical discussion of the life and major accomplishments of Betty Friedan. Click on the link above to access the biography. ItemBetty Friedan (Obituary)(The Guardian, 2006-02-06) Rowbotham, SheilaAn obituary of Betty Friedan, discussing her life, the trajectory of her career and accomplishments, and the significance of her work. Click on the link above to access the obituary. ItemBiography-Shulamith Firestone-Activist(The Heroine Collective, 2017-01-27) Sherwood, SaraThis brief biography of Shulamith Firestone describes Firestone's critical role in the development of the radical feminist movement. Her body of work and her politics were based on the theory that the oppression of women is baked into the social structure that is imposed on them through their biology. Click on the link to read the biography. ItemA Conversation with Betty Friedan(Library of Congress Women's History Month Planning Committee, 2005-03-10) Friedan, BettyThis webcast of a Conversation with Betty Friedan was presented by The Library of Congress Women's History Month Planning Committee. Click on the link above to access the webcast. ItemDeath of a Revolutionary: Shulamith Firestone helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it.(The New Yorker, 2013-04-08) Faludi, SusanSusan Faludi, in an article for the New Yorker Magazine, writes about Shulameth Firestone, her work and her pivotal role in founding the radical feminist movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. The article begins with a description of her solitary death, which stood in sharp contrast to the time "when she was at the epicenter of the radical-feminist movement, surrounded by some of the same women who, a month after her death, gathered in St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, to pay their respects." Click on the link to read the article. NOTE: if you do not subscribe to the New Yorker, you must disable private browsing in order to read the article. ItemThe Eve Ensler Monologue(Jewish Women's Archive, 2017-11-20) Rosman, JosephineThis article is about Eve Ensler's most famous play, "The Vagina Monologues," which was based on a series of interviews Ensler conducted with women about their attitudes toward their vaginas, their bodies and their sexuality. The play, which has been performed internationally in dozens of languages, has become part of the feminist movement. It gives voice to a wide variety of women and serves as a means for women to combat sexual violence. Click on the link above to read the article. For a discussion of an interview with Eve Ensler in "The Froward," click on the first link below. To see "The Vagina Monologues" performed by Eve Ensler, click on the second link below. ItemEve Ensler's Jewish Dialogue(The Forward, 2012-12-11) Horowitz, SimiAn interview with Eve Ensler, playwright, activist and advocate on behalf of women, who is best known for her play, the "Vagina Monologues." Ensler discusses the enduring relevance of her work and her attitudes towards her Judaism. Click on the link above to read the article. To see "The Vagina Monologues" performed by Eve Ensler, click on the first link below. Click on the second link below to read an article in the "Jewish Women's Archive" about the significance and impact of the play. ItemThe Vagina Monologues Performed by Eve Ensler(YouTube, 2014-06-18) Ensler, EveA set of 10 YouTube videos of Eve Ensler performing "The Vagina Monologues." Click on the link above to watch the videos. For a discussion of the role and impact of "The Vagina Monologues," see the first link below. To read an article based on an interview with Ensler, click on the second link below. ItemWomen's Equality Day and the Legacy of Jewish Women Fighting for Suffrage(Jewish Women's Archive, 2010-08-26) Berkenwald, LeahAn article commemorating the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage and the contribution of Jewish women to the suffrage movement. Includes links to articles in the Jewish Women's Archive about women who were active in the suffrage movement. Click on the first link above to access the article.