December 3, 2011 by Jill Finkelstein
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Yeshiva University’s newspaper, the Beacon, faced a backlash after publishing an anonymous female student’s story on premarital sex. Because of the “controversial” nature of the article, the university made the decision to sever ties with the newspaper, and two of the paper’s editors resigned. [New Voices] & [Jezebel]
A new survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revealed that nearly 1 in 5 of the women surveyed had been raped in their lifetime. In addition, 1 in 4 women reported being physically assaulted by an intimate partner. [New York Times]
On Tuesday, the Ministerial Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women in Israeli Society met to discuss the exclusion of women in the public sphere. Only two ministers showed up: Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar and Culture and Sports Minister and committee head Limor Livnat. [Haaretz]
Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum has resigned from her position as assistant dean at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary in Jerusalem because the school has not fulfilled its promise to ordain LGBT students. [JTA]
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