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Herstory #2/Work in Progress: Conversa Women and the Politics of Personal Practice

So, as it turns out, this internship has me busy, and I am rushing to finish a paper that I’ll be presenting on Thursday, but I think I’ve got the introduction down. This paper has been something I’ve been thinking about for several months, and I hope to turn it into a full-blown research project that will hopefully take me to the Archivo General de la Nación in Mexico City sometime after graduation, where I will hopefully explore specific cases more in depth through this sort of lens.

As the deadline approaches (I have to do a trial presentation on Tuesday), I’d appreciate your feedback, comments, questions, etc. I’ve provided the intro, and to anyone who is interested I will email the pdf of the full paper once I finish (just email us at arewefeminists@gmail.com).

Click here to go to the introduction (not feeling witty today).

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Herstory Lesson #1: Summary of Jewish Women’s Movements from 1967-1973

Another part of my internship involves doing research for a professor who is working on a book on Jewish women’s involvement in the feminist movement of the later 20th Century, and my job has been to look at documents from women’s ogranizations and events that were specifically Jewish in focus. Even though Jewish women have always had a role in the development of feminism, including Shulamith Firestone of New York Radical Women and Redstockings, and several women in the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, their Jewishness and their relationship to Jewish society did not really get much airplay in their day-to-day activism. There are many, many reasons for this and I’ll leave that to my professor to explain in her book, but I’ll briefly summarize the trends in Jewish-focused feminism from 1967-1973, which are basically the years the whole thing got started.

Let’s do the time warp again!

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