Good Girls and Nasty Women: Gender in American Jewish History

Jewish Book Council Presents: Unpacking the Book – Jewish Writers in Conversation

Talk

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6 – 8:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

This spring, join Jewish Book Council, the Jewish Museum, and Tablet Magazine for the third season of Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation, bringing together some of the finest writers of the day for conversations around contemporary Jewish life and identity. Each program in the series is FREE and includes refreshments, a book sale and signing, and the opportunity to visit a featured exhibition at in the Jewish Museum galleries. 

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.
 
Advance RSVP is required; early arrival is suggested as space is limited. Entry is not guaranteed. 


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 and the author of The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace, recently adapted into an Amazon original drama. Beginning her career at Newsweek as a secretary, in 1975 Povich 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. 

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 Republic and 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; All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of Single Women was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016 and named among the Best Books of 2016 by The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library.

The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer by Bonnie S. Anderson. | All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of Single Women by Rebecca Traister. | The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich.