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Jill Albert

Jill Albert was radiant. She had an unmatched presence that could be felt by anyone touched by her warm embrace. She had a way of making all of the girls in my troop feel welcome, appreciated and unique. But her brilliance extended far beyond our small group of girl scouts: she baked cookies for her garbage men and always had a bowl full of Double Bubble in her car to give anyone who may have been having a bad day. Jill encapsulated the ultimate role model.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Beyond the Gimmicks

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month employs some tactics that I find problematic—but the cause is important for all of us.

The conversation is one that needs to be had.

We need to move past the shock-tactics of declaring our love of ta-tas and move into a conversation about how we can offer screening and care to those who don’t have access to it. We need to have conversations that don’t exclude men, but instead discuss the real importance of awareness for everyone. We need to make breast cancer awareness about saving lives, not putting sexualized versions of female anatomy on pedestals.

Why I'm Resistant To All Things Pink In October

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Pink Cupcakes

Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, Director of Public History at the Jewish Women's Archive and lead developer of Living the Legacy educational materials, first wrote this piece for Role/Reboot. There you can read the piece in its entirety.

Mourdock, Menses, and Breasts

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Bra Hanging

Here We Go Again. Add Mourdock to the Akin mixology, shake, and serve on the rocks.

Links 4 You! 10.19.12

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You are not one in a billion. But maybe you are one OF a billion.

Why I no longer support Susan G. Komen

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Eve Ellis

It is with a heavy heart and an angry mind, that I have raised and donated my last dollar for Komen.

Susan G. Komen halts partnership with Planned Parenthood

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Today we learned that Susan G.

The reading list - Link Roundup

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  • 13 of 20 National Book Award finalists are women!

Why I Hate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Breast Cancer:

I am aware. It’s not because of the extremely effective marketing, with the pink ribbon campaigns. It’s because I lived in your house, and you lived in mine.

Welcoming trans rabbis, stories from the White House, and the "stained glass ceiling" - Link Roundup

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  • Transgender rabbi is celebrated as the the new assistant rabbi and music director at Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El. This story is also an example of the right way to report on a story about a trans individual (using correct pronouns, respectful language, etc), which is unfortunately still a rarity in the media these days. [JWeekly]
  • Sarah Lefton, creator of G-dCast, on her experience at the White House reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. About meeting Justice Ginsburg, Lefton said: "Of all the people there, the high school debate nerd in me was extremely awestruck by her." [JWeekly] Also from the White House, author Judy Blume tweets about meeting Regina Spektor. [Jezebel]

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