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Healthcare reform passes in the Senate and more - Link Roundup

This morning the Senate passed their verson of the healthcare reform bill in what was another historic moment.  Still, it doesn't feel much like a victory.  Significant compromises were made, especially regarding abortion coverage, not to mention the loss of a public option. Take a look at the links below for more information, and let us know how you feel about the Senate's bill in the comments.

For other news tidbits from this week, check out the following links.

  • The 84 year old founder of the Dallas' City Ballet reveals her Jewish identity for the first time since World War II.  This is an incredible story! [Dallas Morning News]
  • In another setback for women in the military, women soldiers can now be court martialed and jailed for being pregnant, yet military bases aren't required to provide emergency contraception, and abortions are banned at military hospitals. [Jezebel][Feministe]
  • Girldrive! -- the innovative project-turned-book by two amazing Jewesses -- is lauded as the perfect feminist holiday gift. [Feministe]
  • The Associated Press makes an embarrassing mistake when they nominated 2 horses for "Female Athlete of the Year."  The male list, however, was human-specific. [Feministing]
  • Actress Brittany Murphy passed away before her time, and it doesn't surprise me that the Tribe wants to claim her. [Tablet]
  • "Ronna & Beverly," a promising sitcom about two fictional yentas from the Boston area, will air on December 29 on the Showtime channel. [Mediaite] [Forward]
  • Interview with Jana Sinyor, writer and producer of TV show "Being Erica," about a single Jewish woman in her early 30s who goes back in time to fix her past in order to have a better present. [Oy!Chicago]
  • A first-hand account of what it's like to be Jewish in a sorority. [NewVoices]
  • Sarah Haskins shares the lessons we learned from TV commercials in 2009 in a new Target Women. [Current TV]

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

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Berkenwald, Leah. "Healthcare reform passes in the Senate and more - Link Roundup." 24 December 2009. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on January 16, 2018) <>.


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