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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 01:43 PM
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28. Israel's Gender Wars: A Week of Changes
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"It was small, low-key and the participants numbered in the hundreds, not the thousands. But a crowd of Israeli women took to the streets to speak out or, more accurately, sing out against the continuing attacks by religious extremists on womens right to be seen and heard freely in the public square.

The November 11 action was a long time coming. Too long. As Sisterhood readers know, for months the situation has become increasingly disturbing. There has been: bus segregation, harassment of schoolgirls in Beit Shemesh, streets free of females in Mea Shearim during Sukkot, soldiers walking out on ceremonies that include women singing in the IDF and women soldiers being excluded from Simchat Torah celebrations, in addition to disappearing and defaced images of women on Jerusalem billboards. None of it is new.

Astoundingly, until now, no Israeli womens organization took the initiative to organize a public event of any kind to express the anger and frustration of Israeli women at these developments. So the 11-11-11 singing protest, created single-handedly by intrepid blogger Hila Benyovich-Hoffman, and promoted on her Facebook page, finally brought some objection to the public square was sorely overdue.

At the singing protest, held in the countrys four major cities, women stood and sang so that their voices wouldnt be ignored."

Read more: http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-blog/146351/#ixzz1dzPrp6WR
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