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Feminist Credentials
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:00

In your story on Jewish women and the upcoming election, “Elections Stirring Passions Among Jewish Women” (Sept. 14), I was at properly identified.

The reporter describes me as someone who “considers herself a feminist.” No. I am not the only one who views me as such. As I told him, I am a Second Wave feminist leader and the author of 15 books, including “Women and Madness,” “Mothers on Trial, Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman,” “Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism’s Holy Site” and “The New Anti-Semitism.”

As a professor, I founded Women’s Studies at the City University of New York (1970). I am also the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969) and the National Women’s Health Network (1975) and a founder and member of the International Board for Women of the Wall (1989-2008). I co-organized the first press conference on feminism and anti-Semitism (1973), the first feminist trip for anti-Israel journalists to visit Israel (1975) and the first-ever conference of Jewish feminists in New York City (1975). I was also a co-founder of the first Feminist Seder, held in my apartment.

Why do I spell this out? Because two of the other Jewish feminists your reporter quoted are presented with their credentials intact. Perhaps this is why their views on this crucial subject were given serious attention. Mine, alas, were not.


Editor’s Note: The article identified Ms. Chesler as “an author and academic who considers herself a feminist.” It also described her as “an observant Jew who has written about the dangers facing women, gays and dissidents.”

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Ms. Chesler? Professor Chesler! jeez what does a woman have to do to get a little respect?

"jeez what does a woman have to do to get a little respect?"

Tell the whole truth about her idiotic, bigoted, and reverse-sexist ideology. Show how males (rather than just Muslim women) suffer under the totalitarian tyranny of this twisted secular 'religion'. Show the falseness of feminism objectively.

“an author and academic who considers herself a feminist.”

That is gender bigot code for 'anti-feminist': that is anyone who challenges the loathsome lie that is mainstream feminism. Chesler's crime is that she is relatively open-minded for a feminist that is. That said I hope one day she too will be ashamed to call herself 'feminist' because this feebleminded hate movement has no place in civilized society.

I've read an number of Ms. Chesler's books. Her work has been slandered as 'anti-feminist' because she dares to call mainstream feminists the feebleminded nincompoops they are. Not hard to see why she was slimed here.