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"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
  • 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 January 31, 2015) <>.


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@massrealty Sorry about that! bad information :/