Jewish First Wave Feminists

Jewish First Wave Feminists

Jewish woman have played a significant role in all aspects of the American feminist movement. Whether agitating for the reform of marriage and property laws, woman suffrage, birth control, improved conditions for working women, the Equal Rights Amendment, or a myriad of other causes aimed at fostering equal opportunities for women, they lent their support to and often pioneered campaigns for women’s rights.” (Joyce Antler)

Jewish women were at the forefront of women’s action, holding leading, influential positions of presidency, vice presidency, treasury and began forming and heading leading suffrage associations internationally. They became the first ‘female’ appointed judges, magistrates and female ‘immigrants’ in countries which required citizen sponsors, gaining legal residence without those sponsorships. These elite Jewish women had huge influence and wealth, and used it in the women’s action movement. Jewish women had their own Jewish branches of suffragettes (JLWS) gathering their ideals, before gaining for themselves international positions of power.

Linking feminist goals with Jewish loyalties… Indeed, the League’s strong feminist commitment became quite clear as it joined secular national and international suffrage organizations.” (Jewish Women’s Archive).

It is openly discussed that there was a massive amount of feminists who happen to be Jewish who were ‘creative’ in the second wave of feminism, almost as if they were not present in the first wave as well. The waves, as they are called, I find rather confusing as before the first wave there were preliminary efforts and actions in the 1830-80’s, cementing foundations and Women’s associations, which were more discreet. Then, Mrs. Propaganda appeared in the early 1900’s, then the swinging ‘sexties’ happened, and now we have naked models with writing on their chests, paid puppets acting for Soros, just like the suffragettes models were paid puppets acting for Bernays, back in 1920.

I want to highlight that the feminist movement has always had many Jewish leaders and discuss some of the Jewish women who brought the movement about. As they outwardly shouted for women’s rights, they also gathered together black rights, immigration rights, changes in law for marriages of women from other countries as well as ensuring Jewish settlements in the US, and advocating free love and birth control.

The first wave feminists hoped to give all western women a future of sex without love, life without children, children without a family and men without women. This is one of the reasons life is difficult for all, because solid family bases are becoming rarer, and without a good foundation a person is normally lost, as psychology would explain. I do not believe women wanted it this way, and that they all welcomed this change; this change was made for them. Like everyone else they got swept along with a world they did not create, but was created for them. Many women at the time of these drastic changes worried that families would be torn apart.

Anti- suffragettes were also headed by Jewish women, who would infiltrate suffragette meetings and lecture about these concerns. I feel , like many others do, that the elite Jewish powers like to control every part of an action. Whilst showing their opposition to the suffragette movement, Jewish neighborhoods were still showing percentages of pro-suffrage at 76- 93%. I personally believe, psychologically, when we hear others discuss the problems we feel we are facing, we feel relieved that something is being done on our behalf and are then personally less vocal. We feel vindicated when we hear another voice our concerns. In other words it prevents the action of some of us, as we feel action is already occurring. This is why many people become confused in the well of politics, because there is an illusion of division. People tend to blame one act, and how it affected one sex or group, but we need to remember that the reason the Jewish elite are controlling us is because they are holistically heinous. They are everywhere. The saying “hitting two birds with one stone” is nothing, as they are hitting millions with thousands of accurately aimed stones. The Jewish elite create movements and infiltrate the existing ones, engineering outcomes to suit their agenda, and they do this consistently in every arena.

I would like to point out that the suffragettes would recognize each other through jewelry of three different gems: peridot, amethyst and pearls. This was no ordinary woman, fighting for a vote, or to work in a desired field, or to go where she pleased, this women had money and a lot of it. Ordinary women would be glad to go home, have a home, or not have to work alongside their undernourished, worn-out children. The average working class woman had a voice alongside her man, was valued by her family, and she did not need to beg for their attention or minuscule change. I would not like to romance this hard living woman, but I shall not render her to be forgotten alongside rich elites and greedy Jews, as they alter her history and make it theirs. I have heard many personal tales from friends and family of strong family leaders from that time, who all other family members respected and feared to go against, and the notion that all women were without power is untrue – they were the ‘head of the house’ in poorer families, and mom was literally ‘the word’.

Many people admire the feminist first wave movement for giving women the vote, ensuring better working conditions for women and highlighting the working conditions involved in child labour. Although it appears women got the vote in 1918, it only applied to women over 30 with adequate property rights, or if their husband held those property rights. In other words the wealthy got in there first, voting for the changes they personally wanted. All women got to vote properly without distinctions ten years later in Britain and and some states in America did not give women the vote until the 1940’s . Critics, however, have demonized them for destroying families and have claimed they were racial eugenicists because of birth control. The materials I have read, though, suggest most feminists have fought for gender and black rights together, creating the ‘liberal’ thoughts of ‘inequality’ that we face today. Attacking feminism for bringing about clinics that are aborting black babies is, in my opinion, ignoring the larger situation – that many, many white babies throughout Europe and America are aborted daily alongside black infants. The centers would not be so vast if they were only for 13% of the female American population.

Although the second wave ensured the legality of abortion, the first wave, led by Jewish women, literally cemented the centers in which Planned Parenthood (once called the American Birth Control League), now stands. The Jewish first wave founded and ran the birth control centers that cause such controversy even today. Of course I am pro-life myself; I am a National Socialist who believes that we should grow our nations and nurture our families, not end them, and even if I wasn’t, I could not turn a blind eye to the barbaric way in which abortion is carried out. Do I hate women who have had abortions? I feel many women are led into a path of destruction from many angles; those I have known who have aborted children have often never had more because of guilt to the one they did not have, others have found it a haunting part of themselves they cannot forgive. I still, however, could never make this decision and struggle to grasp that others do, but understand the world we live in is engineered to bring about atrocities.

The American Birth Control League,founded by Margaret Sanger in 1921, later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The slogan "every child a wanted child" has not changed much in nearly a century.

The picture to the right claims every baby is loved and wanted. This is the truth because if they are not, planned parenthood can find ‘solutions’. The sign also claims that Planned Parenthood is the future of America. Planned Parenthood is a very prominent part of ‘family planning’, which is given funding from the Gates foundation constantly; if you check his donations page, they receive money regularly and ongoing.

Why is it important to look at this now? Because Lefty Lefties wouldn’t be where they are today, without these movements of the past. We need to understand why a woman’s role of being a mother became antonymous with slavery and bondage, that going against nature was natural, that more pride was to be found in serving others before their own, and that women could not have both careers and children, but should prioritize only one. If we read prominent feminist works it becomes clear that motherhood is deemed as an unnecessary chore, as is birth itself. I am not against a woman attaining whatever career she chooses, if she so desires, but to say holding a baby frustrates us from our real self is ridiculous. Our real self learns patience, beauty, grace and honor whilst nursing a child; these qualities form a fantastic worker in whichever field she chooses, once a child has helped her learn who she is. There is plenty of opportunity to work before and after having children, and sometimes alongside having children, if the family has the available support.

British suffragettes were supported financially and publicly by Israel Zangwill, who was said to have given an unlimited cash flow for the cause. He famously advocated for his own homeland, however the author of  ‘the melting pot’  advocated racial mixing throughout america and his theatre production claimed America to be the land in which all races would fuse to make a new man. Edward Bernays, nephew of Freud Fraud, also contributed large sums, allowing his wife Doris to use their funds for feminist actions whenever she chose. The suffragettes had a huge income:

In 1908, Labour Party subscriptions and donations were around £10,000, while by 1909 the WSPU ( The Women’s Social and Political Union) had an annual income of £21,213 and growing” (History Extra).

This sum is equivalent to about 2.8 million American dollars today.

First Wave Influential Jewish Feminists

Jewish women emerged as national leaders of the suffragette movement Maud Nathan and Martha Klatschken, for two, were especially well known for their oratorical abilities and organizational know-how. Their imaginative protest tactics, such as delivering a nonstop twenty-four-hour-long streetcorner lecture,or giving what is called a silent speech, whilst standing before a vacant store, helped draw attention to the cause. Rather than organize a distinctly Jewish branch of the suffragette movement, however Nathan and her collegues believed it would be more effective to mobilize Jewish women to join the ranks of the women’s rights movement as a whole”(Jewish Americans and Political Participation, Medoff, 2002)

This list of Jewish elite women who were pioneers in the feminist/ suffragette movement is in no particular order.

Ernestine Rose (1810-1892),  pioneer of the suffragette movement, who is viewed as the first American feminist. She helped the passing of the women’s property law, as well as advocatedf or Jewish settlers without sponsors in Prussia. As she came to Berlin she was without a sponsor and just happened to chat with the king, and he changed the official position for her and others. Considering everywhere she went she faced anti-Semitism and women hatred, she managed pretty well.

Henrietta (Netta) Franklin (1866-1964), from the rich Jewish banking Montagu family. “In 1885 Netta married Ernest Louis Franklin, a member of one of Anglo-Jewry’s most prominent religiously and politically liberal families, and soon became active in the family’s concerns.” (Jewish Archives), abolishing white people, I assume?

Lilian Helen Montagu (1873-1963), Netta Franklin’s sister, was a social worker and a magistrate, who helped form Jewish girl clubs. Lily Montagu was the ‘driving force’ for the Jewish liberal movement in England. She apparently wrote her published stories to put her own mental anguishes into some spiritual sense.

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was married to her Cousin Frederick Nathan and was a suffragette activist who’s fame was international. “She believed that Jewish women had a special civil responsibility that could best be demonstrated through social reform and political participation”  (Jewish Book Council, 2013).

Martha Klatschken (born, 1878) was head of East Orange county chapter, New Jersey, a socialist who would lecture for up to 24 hours at a time, and walk from store to store promoting votes for women.

Rose Heiman Halpern (1881-1976), aided Margaret Sanger to open the first birth control clinic. Halpern promoted Birth Control use for decades.

Fanny Fligelman Brin (1884 -1961), “National Council of Jewish Women’s prominence in the women’s peace movement” (Klapper, 2013). Brin helped form the World Affairs Council and delegated for America in United Nations conferences.

Hannah Mayer Stone (1893-1941) was a paediatrician who worked in birth control, which are slightly contradictory professions considering most ‘birth control’ clinics became abortion centres. Stone was also a pioneer in Marital Counsel. Stone was the medical director of Sanger’s Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau.

Rebecca Hourwich Reyher (1897-1987) was a journalist who empowered women and demanded women’s working rights. She focused on writings of the African women’s plight, whilst being a part of the National Women’s Party.

Gertrude Weil (1879-1971) “found the Goldsboro Equal Suffrage Association in 1914 and served as its first president” (Jewish Women’s Archive), supported Planned Parenthood throughout her life. Weil was the President of North Carolina Equal Suffrage League, and she later became the president of the ‘North Carolina League of Woman Voters’, which educated women on how to use their new found voting rights.

Mary Belle Grossman (1879-1977) was a political activist and later Judge. Grossman was one of the two first women admitted to the membership of the ‘American Bar Association’, she was considered one of Cleveland’s most successful activists and a treasurer of the woman’s suffrage party of greater Cleveland. Grossman was the first municipal Judge and an African American advocate.

Rosika Schwimmer (1877-1948) was a leader of American, pacifist, feminist and suffragette movements. Schwimmer was one of the first ‘World Federalists’ who founded the ‘Hungarian Feminist Association’. In the ‘Hungarian National Council of Women’ she was appointed a governing body on the board of children’s welfare. The secretary of the ‘International Women Suffrage Alliance’ and vice president of ‘Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’, whose headquarters are in Geneva. Schwimmer attempted the creation of a world government.

Belle Winestine (1891-1985) headed the Wisconsin and later Montana suffragettes. Winestine was the main aid of Jeanette Rankin, as she lobbied for her, carried out her publicity and was her legislative assistant. Winestine was of the Jewish “Fligelman” family, and also lead the campaign to give women the right to attend Jury service.

Frieda Fligelman (1890-1978) was a feminist who sought reform and wrote on ‘the richness of African Negro languages’, and the sister of Belle above.

Anita Pollitzer (1894-1975) was a rebellious feminist activist from Charlestown. She held positions of leadership in the National Women’s Party, as the chairman from 1945-1949. Apparently she ‘charmed’ Harry Burn, who had the deciding vote on the 19th amendment, the woman’s vote.

Rosa Mannus (1881-1943) was “active in the Dutch branch of the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance (IWSA)” (Jewish Women’s Archive). Mannus set up the International Women’s Conference against war, and was the vice president on the ‘International Alliance of Women’, previously the ‘International Women’s Suffrage Alliance’.

Rosalie Loew Whitney (1873- 1939) of the Brooklyn’s Women Suffragette Party was “New York congressional chair in the Woman’s Federal Equality Association and a speaker for the National American Woman Suffrage Association at the House of Representatives suffrage amendment hearing in 1918” (Jewish Women’s Archive). Chief of the New York legal aid society and New Yorks congressional chair in the ‘Women’s Federal Equality Association’, and speaker for the ‘National Suffrage Association’. Whitney founded and was officer and attorney of the ‘New York Women’s National Republican Club’.

Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was a part of the birth control agenda, who wrote books and lectured on the freedom of sexuality and the importance of birth control. Funnily enough she edited the magazine called ‘Mother Earth’ which championed ‘free love’. Goldmans writings were popular in Europe and America.

Rose Pastor Stokes (1879-1933), a part of the birth control agenda. She married extremely wealthy James Graham Stokes, they gave a lot of attention to forming ‘settlements’ in New York. Born to an Orthodox Jewish family ‘Wieslander’. Stokes was a founding member of the ‘Communist Party of America’.

Bessie Moses (1893-1965) was an obstetrician and gynecologvist who owned a birth control clinic called the ‘Baltimore Birth Control Clinic’, later a part of Planned Parenthood. Moses was the  Director of the Baltimore Bureau for Contraceptive Advice and was the Medical Director until her retirement.

Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was founder of the ‘Margaret Sanger Bureau’, formerly named ‘Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau’, and also of Planned Parenthood. This much talked about lady is thought not to be Jewish herself, but was married to Jewish man William Sanger, so I have included her as her husband and close colleagues were Jewish. I believe her influence upon the liberal social and sexual revolution had a Marxist ideology and she believed that human lives were individually not of value. Sanger openly wrote of her race perfection, that weeding out those inferior was justified, and apparently she was anti-abortion until “Hitler changed her mind, and his views for eugenics had rubbed off on her”. *rolls eyes*

Lena Levine (1903-1965) of Planned Parenthood worked under Margerat Sanger. Lena was a Psychotherapist and gynecologist. Levine wrote pioneering works of birth control and sexual enjoyment and was a sex education advocate.

Hannah Greenebaum Solomon  (1858-1942) formed the first ‘National Council of Jewish Women’. She attended the International Council of Women in Berlin in 1904, which afterwards decided to branch an International Women Suffrage alliance. The ICW worked in The League of Nations formed after World War One.

Bertha Solomon (1892-1969), whose family founded the Zionist movement in South Africa, was a voice for feminism. Solomon was a practicing advocate of the supreme court and a member of the Parliament of South Africa. Her daughter married Michael Comey, who was Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 1960-1967. Bertha spent a lot her time in Israel.

Doris Freischman Bernays (1891-1980) was part of Bernays publishing. ‘Propaganda’ was the Bernay’s way, which says it all. She aided her husbands theoretical work, as he bragged how easily he manipulated the suffragettes to aid his advertisement campaigns. She was also the first women to be given a passport in her maiden name.

Hertha ‘Marks’ Ayrton, born Phoebe Sarah Marks (1854- 1923), was a student of Edith’s father, William Ayrton. Hertha was a British scientist and a suffragette. Her work was the first to be awarded medals of honor to a woman, and she opened the doors for other women in her field to become vocal within physical sciences institutes.

Edith Ayrton (1875-1945) was wife of Israel Zangwill. She helped form the Jewish League for Woman Suffrage. She was an author and political activist for the women’s cause. She was step-daughter of Hertha (above).

Matilda Ayrton (1846-1883) was a suffragette. She was Edith’s (mentioned above) biological mother, and  one of the first female physicians in Britain and an active suffragette who died whilst Edith was very young.

Emmeline Pankhurst (1958-1928) is perhaps one of Britain’s most notorious suffragettes. It seems that her father was of Jewish origin. Her father was a ‘Goulden’, who is suggested to be a part of the larger Goulden Jewish family in Manchester

I am positive I have missed at least half of the Jewish women involved. As this article was growing fast, I curbed it here.

Suffragettes and feminist activists I have read about and could not confirm as Jewish, for example Jeanette Rankin, the ‘Astor’s’ and others (who I have not added to the list) were from rich banking, Quaker and/or farming families. All of the first influential wave were elite and held positions within the feminist movement that gave them power. I would hate to say all feminists were in this movement to purposely make progress for the Jewish elite’s agenda of destruction, as many would have been compassionate individuals who wanted to make a better world for others to live in.

The reason I have pointed out some of the many leading Jewish elite women in the women’s feminist action is because I believe the efforts of feminism from the first wave (and beyond) have not, in my opinion, made women ‘equal’ (as this is impossible) or their lives more abundant, but less so. We no longer give birth at home within our communities as we once did, since feminist action paid for by Jewish purses took birth to the hospitals and removed our female bonds, and taught us mothering is a burden, not a beauty.

We no longer find men who talk for us. I am not being so rash as to say remove our vote, not at all, but what I am saying is the effect that this has had on families is that people no longer need to adjoin together in thought, they do not need to be morally and intellectually in harmony, as they did before. I believe it would have crossed our mind before marriage, does this man have my values? This is something I feel we have lost, and it effects our ability to parent well together. Partners that believes in real, important issues together are a force to be reckoned with, while partners bickering and distracted by the many available distractions are not.

I understand this work I have compiled could be immediately criticised for including Margaret Sanger ,who is not proven to be Jewish herself, but I felt she was an important person to discuss, as her literary work really does belittle motherhood, and she appeared to be the leading voice for many of her Jewish colleagues, and she used her husbands Jewish finances to promote both of their beliefs. Because I have shown that there were pro-suffragettes and anti-suffragettes, it could be assumed that they were not all working towards one goal, and that perhaps Jewish women in general are more politically active because they are perhaps in most cases more vocal in comparison to other religions or groups. Of course there is always the argument that Jewish people always rise to the top because they are ‘extraordinarily intelligent’ and naturally lead, but I personally believe this is not the case. Back in the days when I was unaware, I still felt it odd that Jewish people were the only ethnic minority who had an abundance of fortune, as this goes against what sociology theory tells us about minorities in comparison to majorities – that minorities have nothing, not that they have everything – and Jewish people are very much an exception to this rule.

The first wave feminist hype would like us to remember that it was all about the vote and how well they did in securing a future of equality for women. Equality is another leftist illusion, which says we are all the same; this is a derogatory view to mankind, which leaves every nationality and gender unappreciated for what they hold different. Lefty, Lefty isn’t for love, as everything in their design is back to front. Nature is not equal, men and women compliment each other as being inequal to one another and join together and become a whole, as nature would intend. Women are mothers, our bodies are created to bring forth babies, babies that are our nation’s future. Ultimately I believe feminism, controlled by elite Jewish powers, has removed one simple beautiful truth, and therefore separated the woman from herself. They have told us to mother is unnecessary and an option which we can take or leavebut I believe, a woman does not make a child, a child makes a woman and a woman makes a family, this family makes a community, and this community makes a nation.

 

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3 thoughts on “Jewish First Wave Feminists

    1. I am equally as happy to be here. I find your work very inspiring and think the idea of this group is great and have already stumbled upon some fantastic people who I was unaware of because of it, so thank you.

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