Israel, Sex & Gender

Listening in on the Nobel Delegation

jf-img_6105-uAuthor and feminist powerhouse Jaclyn Friedman is currently on a delegation with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, traveling around Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, meeting women on both sides of the conflict involved in peacemaking work.
Jaclyn wrote from Ramallah:

Once again, I find myself strangely hopeful, despite the odds. Not because I think it will be easy to achieve any of what needs to be done. But because if these women, living in these circumstances, can find the strength to be hopeful enough to keep working to create the communities and lives they deserve, it would be a grand betrayal for me to not hope and work alongside them.

And, happily, there are plenty of places for us to hear what they’re talking about: Here‘s the Nobel Women’s Initiative blog with all the participants’ reflections on what’s happening; here‘s Jaclyn’s travel accounts at Feministing; here‘s a liveblog of a conversation with Palestinian and Israeli women peace activists in Nazareth. And she’ll be liveblogging her dinner with the International Women’s Commission starting at 12:15 EST TODAY, so ch-ch-check it out.

One thought on “Listening in on the Nobel Delegation

  1. Author and worn out feminist powerhouse (Insert Streotyical askenazic name) is currently on a delegation with we are so jaded and narrcisstic Women’s Initiative, traveling around Israel, Gaza and the West Bank,(with stops at a Starbucks in Amman) meeting women on both sides of the conflict involved in adding onto resumes and talking about how wonderful it is to be such a worn out attention grabbing streotype featured in Jewschool.
    Ms Luftmensch wrote from the Tower of Babel aka Ramallah:
    Once again, I find myself strangely hopeful, To find people to listen to my cliched bull. Not because I think it will be easy to achieve any of what needs to be done. But because if these women, living in these circumstances need to listen to my self rigteous big mouth, can find the attention span to be hopeful enough to keep from bitch slapping me which is what they deserve for not worshiping my greatness!, it would be a grand betrayal for them to tune me out from me more then a minute afterall daddy did pay for that diploma from that Princton review rated top 10 university!
    And, happily, there are plenty of places for them to hear us say what they need to hear that we are always right even when we have no reason to because we go on about pompus meaningless drivel and sociological constructs such as the “other” they’re talking about: Here’s the we are better Initiative blog with all the participants’ reflections on what’s happening; here’s Luftmensch’s narcisstic travel accounts at Feministing; here’s a liveblog of a conversation with Palestinian and Israeli Luftmenschen peace activists in Nazareth. And she’ll be ruining other peoples dinner with her delusions of grandeur

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