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Forward editor Jane Eisner and Mediaite.com’s Rachel Sklar are joined by acclaimed actress Tovah Feldshuh, Lilith Magazine’s Editor in Chief Susan Weidman Schneider and comedy writer Julie Klausner (I Don’t Care About Your Band) on this episode of The Salon!
Topics include Kathryn Bigelow’s historic Oscar win for Best Director, the changing nature of feminism, Passover traditions for women, Nancy Pelosi’s health care reform victory, and more!
On the subject of Bigelow’s Oscar win, Feldshuh, the star of Broadway shows like “Golda’s Balcony” and “Irena’s Vow” and films including “Kissing Jessica Stein” and “A Walk on the Moon,” who is a voting member of the Academy, says, “These milestones matter.”
But does it make sense to focus on the achievements of women just because they are women? The panel discusses.
And when it comes to what feminism means, there may be some generational differences. Klausner says women now can work and be moms, can be smart and be beautiful, without having to apologize for any of it, while Schneider recalls being a young, working — and overworked — mother trying to have it all, and getting chastised by her own mother for doing too much.
Speaking of doing too much, our panel dishes on their Passover traditions — and workload. Find out who has a Miriam’s Cup on their table and who cooks matzah balls for 40.
Plus, would the healthcare reform bill have been passed if Nancy Pelosi were a man?
It’s all up for discussion at The Salon.
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