Gender, Sex, and Power at Jewish Summer Camp

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News


The #MeToo movement goes to summer camp

By Deborah Meyer and Jeremy Fingerman, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 10, 2018

…Summer camp is where many of us form our deepest and longest-lasting relationships. It is often rightly held up as a healthy oasis, an alternative to the social pressures of popular culture, including a much-needed break from life driven by screens.

And yet, we bring all of our cultural norms and expectations with us to camp. Normative discriminatory or biased attitudes toward gender, sex and power can lead to inappropriate behavior mirroring the outside world, from all levels – administration, counselors and campers….


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Profiles


Spotlight: Rafi Daugherty, Trans and Nonbinary Program Group Leader

Rafi Daugherty is an out-and-proud queer, Jewish, transgender man who lives in Denver with his toddler and their two pets (a dog and a cat). Rafi’s work history is colorful and varied, including many years working with adults…


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Insights


Are Jewish Men Pigs?

Personal Reflections on the role of Jewish education in the wake of #metoo

…the more I have thought about the Jewish men in the headlines, the more I have been considering the role that family dynamics, religious teachings, communities, and social conditions all play in forming our sexual fantasies, sexual experiences, and sexual ethics.


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