Excessive Public Displays Of Modesty

Gail Sullivan, for The Washington Post: Ultra-Orthodox Jews delay El Al flight, refusing to sit near women One passenger described the trip as “an 11-hour long nightmare.” El Al passengers heading to Israel to celebrate the Jewish new year were delayed leaving New York on the eve of Rosh Hashanah when ultra-Orthodox passengers refused to […]

Liebes On Women’s Lib

C.S. notes this New York Times article on the history of the title “Ms.”: In the Nov. 10, 1901, edition of The Sunday Republican of Springfield, Mass., tucked away in an item at the bottom of Page 4, an unnamed writer put forth a modest proposal. “There is a void in the English language which, […]