It is a new age for Jewish actresses in Hollywood who no longer follow the frizzy-haired nasal-voiced stereotypes, writes Danielle Berrin at the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles.
Over at the Family Inequality blog, Phillip N. Cohen looks at the sexism in the recent Smurf revival, and why he is happy his daughter’s didn’t get the Smurfette toy at McDonald’s.
A new study confirms that the portrayal of women in media has become increasingly sexualized over the past few decades.
Dave Zirin at the Nation points out how GQ’s 25 coolest athletes of all time included nary a woman.
Rabbi David A. Teutsch discusses his take on the ethics of gender selection and abortion from a Jewish perspective at the Huffington Post.
An increasing number of new parents have begun to question circumcision as a routine medical practice, according to this article in The New York Times.
Over at Salon, Sarah Posner provides a concise and informed history of the Christian Right’s decades long political strategy which is responsible for the ascendancy of candidates like Rick Perry and Michelle Bachman.