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Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: New words coined to exclude women
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:53:34 AM »
From Philologos, the languages and linguistics column at the Forward (the historic "Jewish Daily Forward") http://forward.com/articles/148988/

quote:

"New Words Coined To Exclude Women
Hebrew Term Was Barely Known Until Ultra-Orthodox Push

Hadarat nashim, translatable as “the exclusion of women,” is a Hebrew phrase with which few Israelis would have been familiar several months ago. Now there are even fewer, if any, who are unfamiliar with it. After first coming to the public’s attention late last summer over the issue of excusing Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli army from attending ceremonies and events at which female singers performed, it has subsequently been used repeatedly in connection with such things as separate sidewalks for women in some ultra-Orthodox sections of Jerusalem, gender- segregated seating on bus lines serving mainly Haredi passengers and, most recently, angry confrontations in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, where groups of Haredim have been protesting the existence of a co-educational religious school in their neighborhood. Hadarat nashim is now a household expression".

No surprise all these women-hating fundies are brothers in nutcase language, as in other matters, whatever the particular patriarchal religion...
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: New words coined to exclude women
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 12:00:05 PM »
I have seen so many stories recently about gender segregation in Israel that I have lost count. The business of the buses made international news when a woman journalist was involved and recorded the whole incident last month. Most Israelis are against this nonsense but, because Netanyahu kisses Lieberman's ass, and Lieberman kisses the far crazy right ass, this is the situation there.  ::)

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Re: Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: New words coined to exclude women
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 01:36:34 PM »
It gets worse and worse, especially as this oppression is internalised among women:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,808252,00.html

Advance of the Zealots: The Growing Influence of the Ultra-Orthodox in Israel (Der Spiegel, English site)

It is a horrific race to the bottom: which nutcase sect of which Abrahamic patriarchal religion can oppress women most.

And of course, all of this in the context of a militaristic, colonialist "larger society".

" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

 

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