Link Roundup: Working Women

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.

The 2010 U.S. census revealed that, for the first time, women have surpassed men in obtaining advanced degrees. [Yahoo News]

Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern came under fire after making derogatory statements about minorities and women not wanting to work hard. She claimed that a wage gap exists because women are not as committed to working as men and would rather spend more time at home. She has since apologized. [NewsOK]

A new study reported that the median annual salary of women doctors is $65,000 less than that of men doctors, resulting in a $2.3 million wage gap over the course of 35 years. The study claims women tend to choose lower paying specialties, work in smaller firms, and work fewer hours. [Forbes]

A recent college graduate shares that even young women worry about work-family balance when beginning their careers. [Susie B]

Sarah Seltzer writes about the sacrifices that come along with wearing professional-looking high heels. [The Sisterhood]

In the latest Women’s Roundtable Podcast, a collaboration between Lilith and The Forward’s Sisterhood blog, we take a look at the importance of fashion to Jewish women today, and how Passover rituals are connected to feminist consciousness. [Lilith Blog]

Haviva Ner-David reviews In Her Voice: An Illuminated Book of Prayers for Jewish Women. [Jerusalem Post]

A proposed bill in Louisiana would ban all abortions- even in cases of rape, incest, and endangerment of the mother. The bill would also charge women who receive abortions and doctors who perform them with “feticide,” which currently carries a jail sentence of 15 years at hard labor. [Mother Jones]

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