WHO WE ARE
We are a group of Jewish girls from high schools around the NYC area who are concerned about sexism. We are part of the 2015 Research Training Internship (RTI) at Ma’yan which focuses on gathering information on sexism through the lens of intersectionality. Ma’yan is a Jewish feminist education program at JCC Manhattan in New York City.
Know any awesome young folks who would want to be a part of a future project like this?
We are now accepting applications for our next cohort!
For our project we researched how sexism affects girls, women, and gender non-conforming people in our community. We wanted to learn what we can do to confront and challenge sexism both individually and collectively. By hearing about situations in which sexism was occurring, we wanted to prove that oppression was actually real. We were able to transform the way we think about sexism by learning more about how others are fighting back.
The Ma'yan RTIs would like to thank all interviewees for participating in our surveys and interviews. We would also like to thank the Dobkin Family Foundation for supporting Ma'yan's work and making our final research project possible. Finally, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the Ma'yan staff - Talia Cooper, Beth Cooper Benjamin, Pippi Kessler, Shayna Goodman, Andrea Jacobs and Eve Landau - for working with us, inspiring us, and providing us with an awesome outlet to explore crucial issues.