Book reviews, burlesque, and feminist racehorses - Link Roundup Sep. 9, 2009

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Everyday I encounter a number of interesting websites, articles, and blog posts that are definitely worth mentioning. I hope you find these as interesting as I do!

  • Mazel tov to Judith Seidman and Linda Frum-Sokolowski, two Jewish women appointed to the Canadian Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. [The Canadian Jewish News]
  • 'Nice Little Jewish Girls Gone Bad:' a new burlesque show challenges Jewish stereotypes. [South Bend Tribune]
  • The Forward reviews Carol Leifer's When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror [The Forward]
  • Meet Donna Party and Tina Flay: two Jewish women rockin' the roller derby scene. [Oy!Chicago]
  • Rosh Hashana is right around the corner, and pomegranates are bound to be a big hit this year.  Julie Wiener of the Associated Press discusses the fruit's history, Jewish tradition, and recipe ideas. [WRAL]
  • "Her:" Another horrible energy drink marketing campaign targeting women.  Couldn't you tell by the hot pink can? [Womanist Musings]
  • Anita Diamant's new book Day After Night is reviewed. [Washington Post]
  • A scary new German PSA compares having sex without a condom to having sex with Hitler. As if people with STDs needed further stigmatization... [Mixed Multitudes]
  • Rachel Alexandra made feminist horse racing history at the Woodward Stakes in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  Did I mention that "Rachel" is the racehorse? [The Sisterhood]
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