“They have everything: Clothes to wear. Enough to eat. Why would they need to work? They still have husbands. It’s not just insulting to them, it’s insulting to the whole village.” The NYT’s Ellen Barry with an excellent piece on Indian women seeking jobs and confronting taboos. In one part of the world woman are demanding equal pay. In another part, women are forced to quickly sit on the ground when an older man approaches.

+ Israel has approved plans to build “a space for egalitarian prayer and mixed-gender ceremonies for non-Orthodox Jews” at the Western Wall.