Saturday, May 26, 2012

What’s Going On with Women in Israel? | Jewschool

What’s Going On with Women in Israel? | Jewschool

Kolech, the feminist Orthodox organization, staffed a hotline for Orthodox women to report involuntary segregation on buses and other public spaces, and led the successful attempt to persuade the Israeli Medical Association to boycott a conference on women’s fertility issues in which women were barred from speaking.

That bit sounds awful familiar though. Sort of like the Congressional hearings on birth control that refused to let women speak.  Religious fundamentalism is scary over there, but just as scary here.  Young women, pay attention! The small freedoms you take for granted are not that secure. Not as long as men, right-wing men, are in positions of power. Not as long as the George Tierney Jrs of the world still live, breath, and breed!

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