After one haredi Orthodox newspaper printed a photo of Hillary Clinton, a rival haredi paper accused it of breaking Jewish law.
Much has been said over the past few weeks – and rightly so – about the near-universal female experience of being preyed upon by men. What we hear a bit less about is the other version of what is, in either incarnation, a misogynist power move: men announcing that women are unattractive, as a way of dismissing what these women have to say.
What is it in life that inspires or compels each of us to tell our stories? Is it the realization that we, too, have lived important historical events? Or is it something much more personal, some nugget of our experiences we want our children’s grandchildren to know? And if we have an important story that we have kept hidden for a time, what circumstances create the breakthrough moment of revealing, sharing, and confronting that story? Each time I read my mother’s 1988 article about what happened to her on Kristallnacht, I struggle anew with these questions.
‘Politico’ reporter Hadas Gold was sent an anti-Semitic death threat by a Trump supporter https://t.co/J74AumoWwY pic.twitter.com/TRZab4hY32— Mic (@mic) October 21, 2016
Trump official on tomorrow’s turnout: “It’s like predicting your wife’s mood. You have no idea what you’re going to get until you get home”— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) November 7, 2016