Unpack­ing the Book: Good Girls and Nasty Women: Gen­der in Amer­i­can Jew­ish History

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Jew­ish Museum
1109 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128

Pre­sent­ed by: Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and the Jew­ish Museum
Media Spon­sor: Tablet Magazine
Co-Spon­sor: Jew­ish Wom­en’s Archive

Dis­ap­point­ed Ama­zon’s Good Girls Revolt was can­celled after the first sea­son? Hear from award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Lynn Povich, the author of the mem­oir upon which the show was based, in con­ver­sa­tion with Ernes­tine Rose biog­ra­ph­er and wom­en’s his­to­ri­an Bon­nie S. Ander­son and Rebec­ca Trais­ter, jour­nal­ist and author of All the Sin­gle Ladies: Unmar­ried Women and the Rise of an Inde­pen­dent Nation. Dis­cov­er the Jew­ish women behind his­to­ry’s great rev­o­lu­tions and con­tem­po­rary move­ments, from the activists of Amer­i­ca’s Ante­bel­lum to the wom­en’s lib­er­a­tion stir­rings of the mid­cen­tu­ry to today’s nasty” women. Mod­er­at­ed by Bari Weiss.

Bon­nie S. Ander­son taught his­to­ry and wom­en’s stud­ies at Brook­lyn Col­lege and the Grad­u­ate Cen­ter of the City Uni­ver­si­ty of New York for over thir­ty years. A pio­neer in the field of wom­en’s his­to­ry, Ander­son lec­tures through­out Europe and the Unit­ed States on women’s move­ments, inter­na­tion­al fem­i­nism, the his­to­ry of sex­u­al­i­ty, and women’s issues today. The Rab­bi’s Athe­ist Daugh­ter: Ernes­tine Rose, Inter­na­tion­al Fem­i­nist Pio­neer is her fourth book.

Lynn Povich is an award-win­ning jour­nal­ist who began her career at Newsweek as a sec­re­tary. In 1975 she became the first woman senior edi­tor in the magazine’s his­to­ry. Since leav­ing Newsweek in 1991, Povich has been edi­tor-in-chief of Work­ing Woman, man­ag­ing edi­tor and senior exec­u­tive pro­duc­er for MSNBC​.com, and a con­sul­tant to The New York Times Foun­da­tion. A native of Wash­ing­ton, DC, Povich now lives in New York.

Rebec­ca Trais­ter is writer at large for New York Mag­a­zine and a con­tribut­ing edi­tor at Elle. A Nation­al Mag­a­zine Award final­ist, she has writ­ten about women in pol­i­tics, media and enter­tain­ment from a fem­i­nist per­spec­tive for The New Repub­licand Salon and has also con­tributed to The Nation, The New York Observ­er, The New York Times, The Wash­ing­ton Post, Vogue, Glam­our and Marie Claire. Trais­ter’s first book, Big Girls Don’t Cry, about women and the 2008 elec­tion, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 and the win­ner of the Ernes­ta Drinker Bal­lard Book Prize. She lives in New York with her family.

Host­ed at the Jew­ish Muse­um in New York City (1109 5th Avenue), Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Con­ver­sa­tion brings togeth­er some of the finest writ­ers of the day for con­ver­sa­tions around con­tem­po­rary Jew­ish life and iden­ti­ty. This event is FREE with pay-what-you-want admis­sion and includes wine and refresh­ments, a book sale and sign­ing, and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the Jew­ish Muse­um gal­leries on the day of the pro­gram; how­ev­er, space is lim­it­ed and guests must reg­is­ter in advance.