Why I Need Orthodox Feminism
text: I need feminism because I was told (by a frum female) that feminism is extremist… all while compiling submissions for my zine - a zine created in hopes of breaking down the barriers of communication between orthodox Jewish women + secular woman
I don’t identify as Orthodox, but I do strongly identify as a feminist Jewish woman with strong ties in the Orthodox community. I believe that there is a major void in the orthodox Jewish and secular female communities, created by a lack of dialogue between the two groups.
My first issue of Lilith Magazine just came in the mail! independent, jewish & frankly feminist @lilithmagazine
WHAT. THE. FRIGGIN FRIG. From a reading for my media & gender class, entitled “KEEPING THE HOME FRONT BURNING: Renegotiating gender and sexuality in US mass media after September 11 “
"In 1994, the US Air Force proposed a weapons development plan for a ‘non-lethal’ chemical weapon ‘designed to make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. The resulting widespread homosexual behavior, the proposal suggests, would cause ‘a distasteful but completely non-lethal blow’ to morale’ (Musbach & Curtis 2005)."
Do you identify as an orthodox Jewish woman?
Have your voice heard!
We all have our own story. Send a visual and/or written interpretation of your individual autobiography as an Orthodox Jewish woman to Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org, to be included in Ora: the zine.
This can include collage, comics, creative writing, photos, texts (formal or informal) – anything. Be creative! (but please make sure this material is yours and copyright-free)
Submission deadline: WEDNESDAY NOV. 20th 2013
- pass it on!
I will be compiling your submissions into a zine for my Media & Gender class. The aim of this project is to explore orthodox Jewish women’s individual autobiographies through the medium of a zine. This is in hopes of breaking down the barriers of personal story sharing between Orthodox Jewish women and secular women.
Submissions may be anonymous. If you have any questions about my intentions or the purpose of this project, feel free to ask here, private message me or email me at email@example.com.
WHAT IS A ZINE?
(Taken from www.undergroundpress.org)
A zine (pronounced “zeen,” like “magazine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines come in all shapes, sizes, topics, and formats. Most zines are photocopied, but they can also be printed offset, like a magazine or newspaper. Zines range from handwritten and sloppy to cut-and-paste (text pasted on top of background images) to artsy with handmade touches to produced on a computer with a professional looking layout. Zines may incorporate screenprinting, linoleum cuts, and hand-stitched bindings. Most zines have print runs of a couple dozen to a few hundred copies. In a zine, you might find typos, improper grammar, and brilliant or radical or just plain honest ideas that you don’t normally see in Time, Newsweek, or People. A zine can be about whatever subject its creator decides upon, or it may contain a variety of subjects and writing styles within the same issue. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, craft or do-it-yourself advice, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun, really. Zines are personal and idiosyncratic. The best thing about zines is this: There are no rules.
Image by Alex Begin!