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In this well-documented, engaging, and encouraging book, Tanenbaum (Slut!: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation), herself an observant Orthodox Jew, explains why many religious women find themselves marginalized by their religions and what they are doing about it. Drawing on wide reading and interviews with almost 100 people, both key players and observant women, Tanenbaum spells out religious women's "love-hate relationship with tradition." This book stands out from others in a similar vein by covering five different faith traditions. Tanenbaum recounts Roman Catholic women's attempts to have women ordained priests; evangelicals' efforts to overcome sexist interpretations of the Bible; the push back by conservatives in mainline Protestant churches-which ordain women-against "feminized" religion; Muslim women's endeavors for equal access to Friday prayers; and Orthodox Jewish efforts to open Torah study to women. In concluding chapters, Tanenbaum surveys religious women's sexual lives and gendered language about humans and God in worship. She succeeds in capturing the courage, humor, and grit of her protagonists without demonizing their opponents. Highly recommended for all libraries.