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Recent Submissions

  • Baumgardner, Jennifer (Jewish Women's Archive, 2021-06-23)
    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 ...
  • Ensler, Eve (YouTube, 2014-06-18)
    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 ...
  • Rosman, Josephine (Jewish Women's Archive, 2017-11-20)
    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. ...
  • Horowitz, Simi (The Forward, 2012-12-11)
    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 ...
  • Anderson, Adrienne Wigdortz (Jewish Journal, 2020-08-14)
    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 ...
  • Sherwood, Sara (The Heroine Collective, 2017-01-27)
    This 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 ...
  • Faludi, Susan (The New Yorker, 2013-04-08)
    Susan 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 ...
  • Berkenwald, Leah (Jewish Women's Archive, 2010-08-26)
    An 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 ...
  • Jewish Women's Archive (Jewish Women's Archive, 1998)
    A 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 ...
  • Rowbotham, Sheila (The Guardian, 2006-02-06)
    An 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.
  • Friedan, Betty (Library of Congress Women's History Month Planning Committee, 2005-03-10)
    This 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.
  • Kaplan, Marion (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-01)
    A brief biographical discussion of the life and major accomplishments of Betty Friedan. Click on the link above to access the biography.