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    Barbara Seaman: September 11, 1935–February 27, 2008
    (Jewish Women's Archive, 2021-06-23) Baumgardner, Jennifer
    An 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.
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    The Vagina Monologues Performed by Eve Ensler
    (YouTube, 2014-06-18) Ensler, Eve
    A 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.
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    The Eve Ensler Monologue
    (Jewish Women's Archive, 2017-11-20) Rosman, Josephine
    This 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.
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    Eve Ensler's Jewish Dialogue
    (The Forward, 2012-12-11) Horowitz, Simi
    An 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.
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    100 Years On: The Jewish Suffragists Who Helped Women Win the Right to Vote
    (Jewish Journal, 2020-08-14) Anderson, Adrienne Wigdortz
    Although 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.