gender

The Visibility Engine

Yesterday I read two articles, one called On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women, and the second called, Mom’s Invisible Hand:What ...

What I Want For Validity

The week before I wrote this poem I was having a discussion with my mother about how I presented my gender ...

The Rebbetzin-Part 2

The following Thursday was Rosh Chodesh. All the women of the town and many visitors filled the kitchen and hallways ...

The Place Where I Belong

My 10-year-old son, Micah, came home from school earlier this week humming a familiar tune. “The Place Where I Belong” by ...

New SUPERGIRL Documentary Breaks Gender Norms, Lifts People’s Spirits

In January of 2013 I came across an article in the Jewish Daily Forward that read: “The strongest girl in ...

Pronouns as a Jewish Value

Preferred Gender Pronouns:  a phrase that confuses people who haven’t heard it before. To many, pronouns seem fixed. How could ...

A Bat Mitzvah Gives Voice to a Woman in Science

While the model is generally that students learn from teachers, yesterday I was reminded that teachers learn from students as ...

Uniforms, Unity, Dress Codes, and Discord: The Context of the Debate

My daughter is thrilled to start wearing a uniform next year, and frankly, I share her enthusiasm. At her Bais ...

Our Ten Most Popular Posts of 2014

With the first month of 2015 behind us, we thought we’d share our most popular blog posts of the past ...

Open to Me the Gates of Righteousness: Breaking Down Gender Binaries

“Open to me the gates of righteousness,” says the Psalmist, “that I may enter and acknowledge the Holy One.” Throughout ...