Feminism: A Jewish Adversary Movement
Against Gentile Culture
Here is a list of some of the Jewish founders and leaders
of the modern feminist revolution. Keep in mind that this list is by no
means complete--these women are simply the more well-known within the
feminist movement; thousands of lesser-known Jewish women lead local and
obscure feminist groups1:
(1934- ); founder, Ms. Magazine.
-Bella Abzug (1920-1998); Civil
rights and labor attorney elected to Congress (House of Rep.) from New
York City; served 1971-1977.
-Betty Friedan (1921- ); feminist
leader and author of the book "The Feminine Mystique"
-Shulamith Firestone (1945- ); Canadian feminist. Wrote
"The Dialectic of Sex" (1970).
-Andrea Dworkin (1946- ); radical;
apparent lesbian. Author of the book "Intercourse" (1987).
Brownmiller (1935- ); U.S. feminist. Wrote the book "Against Our Will"
-Susan Faludi (1959- ); author of the book "Backlash"
-Naomi Wolf (1962- ); advisor to Al Gore in the 2000 U.S.
-Emma Goldman (1869-1940); early U.S.
-Ernestine Rose (1810-1892); b. in Poland; early
-Phyllis Chesler (1941- ); U.S. feminist; author of the
book "Woman's Inhumanity to Woman" (2002).
-Judy Chicago (Cohen)
(1939- ); U.S. feminist. Author of the book "The Dinner Party"
-Robin Morgan (1941- ); U.S. feminist. Former
editor-in-chief, Ms. magazine.
-Letty Cottin Pogrebin (1939- );
U.S. feminist; co-founded Ms. magazine.
-Gerda Lerner (1920- ); b.
-Annie Nathan Meyer (1867-1951); U.S.
-Maud Nathan (1862-1946); sister of Annie Nathan Meyer;
-Geri Palast (1950- ); chair, Committee on Women in
the Global Economy; U.S. feminist.
-Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972);
b. in Poland.
-Anita Pollitzer (1894-1975); U.S. feminist; pal of
artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
-Gene Boyer (no birthyear available); a
founder of N.O.W.; president of Jewish Feminists; U.S. feminist.
-Lucy Komisar (1942- ); author of the book "The New Feminism"
(1971); U.S. feminist.
-Karen Nussbaum (1950- ); (apparently
Jewish); leader of 9to5-National Association of Working
-Eleanor Flexner (1908-1995); (apparently Jewish--relative
is a Zionist); U.S. feminist.
-Riane Eisler (1931- ); b. Vienna;
author/feminist; (apparently Jewish--fled Nazis). Author of the book "The
Chalice and the Blade" (1987).
1. sources include Jewish author Dr.
Joshua Halberstam's book "Schmoozing," 1997, Perigee; also web searches,
and the author's personal files and notes.