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How Israeli women turned this Purim into a feminist holiday

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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:03 pm

TEL AVIV – Wonder Woman, Rosie the Riveter and a female Israeli fighter pilot walked into a bar. They were just a few of the heroines out in Tel Aviv Saturday for the night of Purim.

With International Women’s Day falling a day before the holiday weekend this year, women all over Israel dressed up as empowered feminist icons throughout the week. Soldiers and superheroes abounded on the streets and on social media, and Rosie, the World War II symbol of female can-doism, seemed to be everywhere.

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