The American Women Who Fought for Abortions and Women’s Liberation in Israel

Tehiya Bat Oren wrote the first feminist manifesto in Hebrew. Marcia Freedman, the Knesset’s only out lesbian, introduced abortion reforms. Both were born in North America and both died on the same day last month

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In 1975, journalist Tehiya Bat Oren published “The Liberation of Woman,” a book thought to be the first feminist manifesto written in Hebrew. “It hurts me to see my sisters naked in the pages of Playboy. It hurts me to see them ‘naked’ on beauty pageant runways. It hurts me to submissively launder men’s stinking socks,” she wrote.

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