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