Link Roundup: Redefining Rape and the Feminist Blogosphere

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.

Ms. Magazine

In a historic move, the Uniform Crime Report Subcommittee voted unanimously to update the FBI’s definition of rape. The previous definition, which has remained the same since 1929, was limited to forcible rape committed against women. [GOOD]

In a recent issue of New York Magazine, Emily Nussbaum explained how the blogosphere has transformed the feminist conversation. She wrote, “Freed from the boundaries of print, writers could blur the lines between formal and casual writing; between a call to arms, a confession, and a stand-up routine—and this new looseness of form in turn emboldened readers to join in, to take risks in the safety of the shared spotlight.” [New York Magazine]

Following last year’s revelations about the significant gender pay gap and lack of female leadership among Jewish communal professionals, Dan Klein highlighted the advancements made by Jewish Federations over the past year and the problems that still remain for women working in the Jewish community. [JTA]

According to a report from NARAL Pro-Choice America, a Jewish undercover investigator who posed as a pregnant woman was told by five taxpayer-funded “crisis pregnancy centers” that she would go to hell unless she converted to Christianity. [ThinkProgress]

Last week, the Anti-Defamation League criticized the film “180” for comparing abortion to the Holocaust. [Salon]