You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share
Blog:
Jewesses with Attitude

"Sexism lives!" and other stories -- Link Roundup

We Remember:

  • Yitta Schwartz, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, died at 93, leaving over 2,000 living descendents. [New York Times]
  • Rosa Rein, a Swiss Jewish woman, died at 112. She was thought to be the world's oldest Jew. [Forward]

Not Yet Equal:

  • Jessica Valenti, Feministing founder and my personal hero, challenges the myth of equality in America in her piece, "For women in America, equality is still an illusion." [Washington Post]  She discussed the response to the piece on her blog, proving that sexism is still alive and well. [JessicaValenti]
  • Surprise, surprise: For corporate women, the wage gap starts at graduation. [Jezebel]
  • Computer Engineer Barbie: will it encourage more girls to study science and technology? [Jezebel] Learn more about Barbie's history and creator, Ruth Handler, at JWA.org.
  • Teen Avigayil Szotkman shares her story of praying with Women of the Wall and harassment from Haredi men. [Sisterhood]

Culture, pop and otherwise:

  • An interview with Alicia Jo Rabins is the frontswoman of Girls in Trouble. [MyJewishLearning]
  • Does MTV's 16 and Pregnant (my guilty pleasure) discourage teen pregnancy or exploit young mothers? [Slate] Feministe reminds us that the show only follows teens who go through with the pregnancy, ignoring abortion as a viable option. [Feministe]
  • Were the sex-segregated Oscars good for film? [The Sexist]
  • Comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer star in Broad City, an online series that Heeb calls "an estrogen-fueled version of Curb Your Enthusiasm." [Heeb]
  • Jazz phenom Nikki Yanofsky, a Jewish teen from Montreal, sang "O Canada" at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. [MyJewishLearning]
  • Now you can follow God on Twitter [Forward]
  • But you might find Joan Rivers' tweets a little more entertaining:

Making room for pluralism:

Tikun Olam:

  • Senate and House Congressional champions announced the reintroduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). [JWI]
  • "The impact of inclusion on Jewish Disability Awareness Month." [TCJewfolk]
  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. [JWI]

How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. ""Sexism lives!" and other stories -- Link Roundup." 23 February 2010. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on August 31, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/dlr022310>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

14 hr
Today in 1984, Judith Resnik became the first American Jewish astronaut and second woman in space http://t.co/Gslg9RCAAQ
1 day
This is SOOO jwa!! What a great idea #MissPossible http://t.co/UgyLkQWJ6A
1 day
We love you, Iris! Happy 93rd http://t.co/CDuWiSA9tb