Feminists could be as Orthodox in their beliefs as traditionalists were in theirs. My critique was two-pronged: what Orthodoxy and feminism could learn from each other. Some in the audience welcomed the critique of Orthodoxy, but bristled at the critique of feminism. Happily, there has been great change in each sector during these past 30 years. Feminism yielded its radical edge, turned unqualifiedly family friendly, and became more inclusive of men. Orthodoxy has integrated values of gender equality to an extent unimaginable three decades ago. [from http://jwa.org/feminism/_html/JWA031.htm]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. Is it possible for two seemingly opposing causes to be reconciled?
2. Why is it important to defy expectations and support causes you genuinely believe in?
Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)