[W]hen you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything…Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything. When I first heard Donald J. Trump brag about sexually assaulting women, I froze. I also froze when he said that these statements were merely “locker room talk,” and that focusing on them is a “distraction from the important issues.” What I mean by “I froze” is that I did not have the words, in those moments, to explain what I thought or felt….Continue Reading “Trauma and Recovery in the Era of Trump: A View to Mircea Eliade, Michel Foucault, and the World of Biblical Narrative”

On November 9th I watched the election results pour in with two other observant Jewish feminists. Like many others, we watched in horror as our planned celebration of a Democratic victory gave way to a shocking defeat. The very best outcome we could imagine, based upon Trump’s 100-day plan, was that democracy itself would be preserved and the constitution upheld, but the planet would be destroyed by his reckless dismantling of all environmental protections, including bans on extracting fossil fuels (i.e. fracking, drilling,and the like)….Continue Reading “Do Not Put Your Trust in Princes”