Link Roundup: Tiger Mom Backlash and Healthcare Reform

Welcome to this week’s installment of Lilith’s Link Roundup. Each week we post Jewish and feminist highlights from around the web. If there’s anything you want to be sure we know about, email us or leave a message in the comments section below.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the new healthcare bill. Women’s Rights organizations have been up in arms following the vote. The National Women’s Law Center released a statement on what the repeal could mean for women. [NWLC]

House Republicans are currently working on their own healthcare changes that include a ban on federally funded abortions. Coincidentally, tomorrow marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. [NY Times]

Author Amy Chua recently faced a backlash after the Wall Street Journal published her essay entitled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” an excerpt from her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Ayelet Waldman, Jewish mom and author of Bad Mother, responded to Chua’s harsh criticism of Western parenting. [WSJ]

The U.S. was not the only country to host a beauty pageant this past week… Last weekend, Israel hosted its 15th annual Fat and Beautiful pageant. The pageant has a minimum weight requirement of 80kg (approximately 176lbs) and shows that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. [Fit Perez]

In honor of the upcoming 60th anniversary of Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family series, Marjorie Ingall looked back on one of America’s most beloved fictional families. To this day, the books’ stories of sisterhood still remain relatable to young girls everywhere. [Tablet Magazine]

A recent study revealed a startling pay gap in among non-profit organizations with budgets greater than $5 million. Women executives for these organizations earn an average yearly salary of $401,000, while their male counterparts earn an average of $621,000. [Ms. Magazine]

The Forward is currently sponsoring a poetry contest in honor of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Submissions will be accepted until February 14th and may be in English or Yiddish. [Tablet Magazine]

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