By Sarah Seltzer
By Sarah Seltzer
Sarah Seltzer with her twin brother as children.
By Sarah Seltzer
By Sarah Seltzer
By Sarah Seltzer
Pro-life demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court following oral arguments in the case of McCullen v. Coakley, in Washington, DC, January 15, 2014 // SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Goodbye, Dov Charney
Q&A With the Co-Creator of Feminist Phone Intervention
A Kiss in the Anne Frank House
Jenny Slate Takes on Abortion in 'Obvious Child'
Why Santa Barbara Rampage Is Terror Against Women
Where Do Trigger Warnings Belong?
Was Jill Abramson Pushed Off 'Glass Cliff'?
Mothering My Jewish Mother
Born Behind Bars
Tal Fortgang's Misguided Princeton 'Privilege' Lament
In Donald Sterling Drama, It's All About Power
Let's Talk About Incarcerated Women on Passover
Not Another 'Jewish Hotties' Slideshow
The Best Reasons to Unplug
Louisa Solomon of The Shondes Talks Censorship
Why Hobby Lobby Supreme Case Matters
How Pat Boone Saved My Jewish Soul
Abortion Belongs in TED Talks, And Beyond
'Broad City' Lady Stoners a Feminist Triumph
Why Woody Allen Fans Should Stand Up for Dylan Farrow
The State of the Uterus
Roe at 41 Marks a Time of Limited 'Rights' and Access
Abortion in 2014
Nine Observations on Jennifer Weiner
Jen Selter, Jewish Queen of Butt-Selfies
How Can We Make Online Feminism Better?
14 Jewish Women To Watch in 2014
I Will Never Love Christmas
Birth Control is Not a Cadillac
Why Jews Should Care About Hobby Lobby Contraception Case
Our Bodies, Our Selfies
Modern Loss, From Those Who Know It
What's Happening in Texas
Ruth Messinger and Marilyn Sneiderman Are Odd Couple of Jewish Social Justice
The Real Glitch in Obamacare
Chill Out With Halloween, the 'Secular Purim'
The 'Meh' Generation
Mourning Lou Reed — the Man Who Taught Me To Be
Stopping Binge Drinking Won't Stop Rape
Secular Spirituality Is Not an Oxymoron
I'm No Pew Survey Poster Child
Shutting Down Women's Healthcare
The Patriarchy Alive and Kicking
Begging for Boundaries
A 'Vows' Column Acknowledges Abortion
Judging Miley Cyrus' Sexed Up VMA Performance
As Teens Defect from Shul, Congregations Find Ways to Revamp Programming
Why Alice Walker and Michigan Are Both Wrong
Feminism’s Race Problem Surfaces (Again)
Opting Back In Reveals the Perils of Opting Out
Acknowledging Privilege, Surrendering Struggle
I Don’t Want to Write Another Post On Abortion
Transgender Camp Founder Talks Jewish Summer
Fired for Being too Pretty
When Jewish Transgender Teens Come Out of Closet, Many Leave Camp Behind
The Royal Baby Fuss Is Terrifying
New Abortion Restrictions: Wide in Scope, Sneaky in Passage
Tootsie, Barbie and Beauty Standards
Why We Need Heroines
Antifeminists vs. Real Feminist Fighters
Why Combining Abortion with Austerity Is Wrong
They Said Fetuses Do What?
The Enduring Rape Myth Created by Nazis
Plan B Is Free, But Stigma Remains
What Are Female Friends For?
Judy Blume's 'Tiger Eyes' Comes to Big Screen
Horace Mann Says Sorry — and Stumbles
Beatriz is Dying: Religion’s Interference Endangers Women’s Lives
A Week in Rape Culture
Confessions of a Disney Princess
Everything You Need to Know About Aging, Saving and Security
Cleveland Kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart and Us
Replacement for a Child Lost
Ending a Culture of Military Sexual Assault
Echoes of Triangle Fire in Bangladesh
Free Plan B!
Matthew Weiner: 'Mad Men' Are Us
Heroine of the Week
What the Gosnell Horror Reveals About the Abortion Debate
You Are Not Washed Up, Yale SWUGs!
Jewish Feminist Shulamith Firestone's Lessons
Positive Remarks on Female Politicans’ Appearance Hurts Them
Reproductive Rights Take More Hits
A Slob Takes on the Gendered Cleaning Debate
When Miss Israel Meets President Obama
How Do You Solve a Problem Like the VIDA Count?
Watching For White Smoke — And Misogyny
On Feminism After Betty Friedan
Celebrating International Women's Day
The Feminist Story MAKERS Missed
Most Sexist Oscars Ever?
The Feminist's Valentine's Day
Letter to Myself at 20
Hacking JDate to Find the Perfect Jewish Hubby
Reproductive Rights Go Both Ways
What Does It Really Mean To Be A 'Jewish Writer'?
Roe v. Wade: In Danger and Misunderstood
Jewish 'Downton Abbey'
Are Reproductive Rights on the Way Out?
A 2013 Media Wish List
2012: The Year in Gender
December Angst and Hanukkah Manicures
Ladyblogs Are Here to Stay
Domestic Workers, an Invisible, Exploited Workforce
The Gaza Twitter War
The General's First Fling
Election 2012's 'Revenge of the Ladyparts'
What's At Stake Tonight
After Sandy, Why Voting Matters
JWA Spotlights Jewish Women's Activism
Sandy Makes Me Worry About My Future Family
Pregnancy After Rape Is A WHAT?
Q&A With Novelist Yona Zeldis McDonough
Swinging for Women
Binders Full of Women
Framing Abortion as a Religious Question
Celebs Shtick it Up for Reproductive Rights
#SorryFeminists Shows Feminism’s Lighter Side — But It's Serious Too
Enough With the First Lady Bake-Offs
The Case for Premarital Sex
Literary Gender Wars Rage On
Politicians' Non-Apology Apology
What’s With All the Teacher Hate?
What Chris Brown's Tattoo Says About Abusers
The Sandra Fluke Factor
Michelle Obama Wins the Night
The Feminist Canon Just Got Really Good
Memo to Huckabee: Debbie's No Shrill Woman
Saying Goodbye, With or Without Belief
On Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Blow-Up
Yet Another White Guy in a Suit?
Free Birth Control Coverage for All — Err, Some?
The Woman Who Can Help Hyatt's Housekeepers
Why Marissa Mayer’s Choice Scares Me
What 'Rape Jokes' Could Learn from Jewish Humor
The Anti-Abortion 'Wailing Wall'
Why Alice Walker is Wrong
The Problems with Choice Feminism
On Being Jewish and Pro-Choice
Tolerating Abuse at Horace Mann
Morning After Pill: Birth Control, Not Abortion
Copywriters at the Gates
Mommy Wars: A Province of the Privileged
Adam Yauch, Feminist Ally
Who's Afraid of Nuns?
Where 'Girls' Fails
In Seders and Springsteen, Secular Spirituality
Going Gaga for 'Girls'
Is 'Mad Men' Finally Poised To Tackle Race?
Why We Pay More for Deodorant
Sandra Fluke and the Big Jewish Conspiracy
The Right Kind of 'Slut'
Byline Bias — and What We Can Do About It
Limbaugh and the 'Slut'-Shaming Epidemic
Jon Stewart: Feminist in Bloom?
No Women on Congress' Birth Control Panel
On the 'Redemption' of Chris Brown
Was Contraception Move a Master Stroke?
The Birth Control Wars
How Planned Parenthood Became a Liability
Why We Should Care That Newt Cheated
Roe v. Wade at 39
What Christopher Hitchens' Writing Left Out
After Plan B Decision, Our Own Plan B
Crisis Pregnancy Centers Try Converting Jews
'Wild Flag' Jewesses Keep Rockin' Hard
'Protect Life Act' Continues the War on Women
What the HPV Vaccine Flap Is Really About
'Dirty Dancing' Remake and Female Hollywood
The Cultural Implications of Our Book Choices
DNC Chair on Abortion: 'This is Personal'
Leave Hillary's Wardrobe Alone
Criticizing 'Slutwalks' and Again Judging Women For What They Wear
The Misogyny of Mass Murderers
On Abortion and Contraception, a Different Kind of Logic
How Did We Get From Betty Ford to Marcus Bachmann?
Making Work More Humane, Balance More Feasible
Why We Can't Get Enough of 'Teen Mom,' Weinergate
Jewish Allies on Marriage Equality
V.S. Naipaul Just Doesn't Understand Jane Austen
Poignant Words From Accuser in NYPD Rape Case
The Right's Latest Target: Girl Scouts
When Pseudo-Science Is Used To Bolster Racist Beauty Standards
All Abortion Legislation, All the Time?
Brit-Lit's 'Magical Jewess'
The Politics of 'Bad Shoes'
Even Atheists Love Passover
The Looming Government Shutdown, and the War on Women's Health
At August Ivies, a 'Hostile Sexual Environment'?
The Times’s Infatutation With the Blogosphere’s Boys Clubs
Esther vs. Vashti, Austen vs. Brontës
In Defense of Jane Eyre's Rochester
Jewish Men Stand Up for Reproductive Rights
Does Generation Y Have a Union Problem?
The Implications of Defunding Planned Parenthood
On Women, Bylines and Bestsellers
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Takes On Bill That Would Redefine Rape
Where’s the Concern for Women’s Morals in ‘Conscience Clauses’?
'Rugelach by a Brother' — Lee Lee's Bakery
In Giffords's Assassination Attempt, Misogyny Exposed
Rachel Maddow's Feat Times Three
About Those Rape Charges Against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
Mourning Elizabeth Edwards
The Pill Is Not the Problem
The Pope (Kinda, Sorta) Loosens on Condoms: What It Might Mean
Backtracking in the Halls of Power
What the Bush Family 'Fetus in a Jar' Says About the 'Culture of Life'
A Close Look at the Bigotries of Reality TV
'Mama Grizzlies': No Empathy for Their Sisters?
Why I Believe Anita Hill — Now More Than Ever
The Fruit of 'Franzenfreude'
The (Male-Only) Social Network
Another Jewish Flame for Mad Men's Don Draper?
Paycheck Fairness Doesn't Mean Doom for Gender Relations
'I Love Daisy Khan!' the Seminary President Gushed
How Anti-Abortion Activists Are Winning the Debate
Gossip and Girls
A 'Women's Equality Day' Reading List
On Jonathan Franzen, the Times' Book Review, and Why Women's Fiction Gets Short Shrift
The Strip Clubs Near the 'Hallowed Ground' That Is Ground Zero
Abortion Coverage Excluded from 'High-Risk' Pools
On Becoming Sarah 'Is Anyone Here Jewish?' Seltzer
The Jewish 'Crisis Pregnancy Center': Et Tu, Shifra?
Molly Bloom, Jewess?
Why We're Hooked on Helen Thomas
A Jewish Wedding for a Couple of Non-Believers
Is Elena Kagan 'One of Us'?
From Feminists, a Cautious Optimism on Kagan Nomination
The Problems With Religiously Sanctioned Sex Positivity
Young Abortion-Rights Advocates — We're Everywhere
An Intergenerational Battle Over Abortion
PBS's Anne Frank and the Heroine Canon
How Do You Keep, and Break, Passover?
Toward a More Equitable Passover
The Health Care Bill: Women's Gains and Losses
The Women in the Crosshairs of 'Freedom of Religion'
Set in Westport, a Jewish Retelling of 'Sense and Sensibility'
Embracing the Bad-Ass and the Beauty
Jews on Ice
When Discussing Rape, Notions of Sisterhood Dissipate
The Backlash Against Super Bowl Misogyny-fest '10
Oscar Nominations Aside, 'An Education' Makes Me Cringe
The Bard's Jewish Beard? Why I Don't Buy It
Gender and the Mass. Election
So How Many Jewish, Female Film Characters Are There?
No, Katie Roiphe, Feminism Didn't Kill Virility
Why Garrison Keillor's Rant Makes Me Say 'Bah Humbug'
Mad About 'Mad' Woman Maggie Siff
The 'Faith Vote' Is Not Limited to Those Who Oppose Abortion
For Chelsea Clinton, a Jewish Fiancé
Jerrold Nadler: Standing Up to Stupak
The Lilith Fair Returns; Feminists Shrug
You Might As Well Call It Feminism, Joanne Lipman
Et tu, Mamet? The Misogyny of 'Oleanna'
Susie Essman: Why I Love Susie Greene
Why the Anne Frank YouTube Video Is So Unsettling
Yom Kippur on the Big Screen
Deborah Solomon: Would Her Shtick Go Over Better If She Were a Man?
On Culture: Diamant's Friendship Narrative; Debating Sophie Tucker
'Colbert' Without Allison Silverman
Hebrew Heroine Deficit
Chris Rock and the Politics of Frizz
'Mad Men': Bring Back the Smart, Scrupulous, Sultry Jewess
"I am a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man who was raised Catholic, but now considers himself a “common-law Jew.” We are raising our two young children as Jews. My husband's parents are still semi-practicing Catholics. When we go over to either of their homes, they bow their heads, often hold hands, and say grace before meals. This is an especially awkward time for me, as I'm uncomfortable participating in a non-Jewish religious ritual, but don't want his family to think I'm ungrateful. It's becoming especially vexing to me now that my oldest son is 7. What's the best way to handle this situation?"
What would you do? Maybe he was trying to give her a "schtickle of fluoride"... It's all fun, fun, fun, until her dad takes the T-Bird away for Shabbos. "Like many Jewish people around the world, I observed Shabbat this weekend. I didn’t light candles or recite Hebrew prayers; I didn’t eat challah or matzoh ball soup or brisket. I spent my Shabbat marching for justice for Eric Garner of Staten Island, Michael Brown of Ferguson, and all victims of police brutality." Happy #NationalDogDay!
To celebrate, here's a little something from our archives: A Jewish couple was attacked on Monday night in New York City's Upper East Side. According to police, the attackers flew Palestinian flags. "If the only thing viewers knew about the Jews was what they saw on The Simpsons they — and we — would be well served."
What's your favorite Simpsons' moment? "One uncle of mine said, 'I came to America after World War II and I hitchhiked.' And Robin said, 'I waited until there was a 747 and a kosher meal.'"
Watch Billy Crystal's moving tribute to Robin Williams at last night's #Emmys: "Americans are much more focused on the long term and on the end goal which is ending the violence, and peace. It’s a matter of zooming out rather than debating the day to day.” "I feel great sorrow about the fact that you decided to return the honor and recognition that you so greatly deserve."
Rivka Ben-Pazi, who got Dutchman Henk Zanoli recognized as a "Righteous Gentile," has written him an open letter. Is there a right way to criticize Israel? From The Daily Show to Lizzy Caplan, here's your Who's Jew guide to the 2014 #Emmys.
Who are you rooting for? “People at archives like Yad Vashem used to consider genealogists old ladies in tennis shoes. But they have been impressed with our work on indexing documents. Now they are lining up to work with us."
This year's Jewish Genealogical Societies conference took place in Utah. We got a behind-the-scenes look: What would Maimonides say about Warby Parker's buy-one, give-one charity model? from-cache For 22 years, Seeds of Peace has fostered dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian teens in an idyllic camp. But with Israel at war in Gaza, this summer was different.