Women are beautiful. Smile and your beauty radiates.
- The Outrageously Sexist Ads Of The Mad Men Era That Some Companies Wish We’d Forget (businessinsider.com)
- The Tyranny Of Fashion (1889) (buzzfeed.com)
By MARY EBERSTADT
“Spring came early…this year, and with it,…,the usual crop of mixed truths, untruths, and wildly growing falsehoods. Let’s yank up one of those weeds for a little inspection: the idea that national ‘war on women’ is afoot.
Read more by clicking on the Wall Street Journal link.
By ANN PATCHETT
“Here’s the things about revolutions,…there is no taking them back. You may review history and wish that it had gone the other way; perhaps you always longed…
- Four myths about the sexual revolution and “the war on women”… (insightscoop.typepad.com)
- Is there a war on women? Who started it? (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
Israeli women and the Haredim. A controversy in the making that could get ugly. From the New York Times an article….Israeli Women Core of Debate On Orthodoxy, by Ethan Bronner and Isabel Kershner. Jerusalem!
“A fool throws a stone into a well and 1000 sages can’t remove it,” says Rabbi Dror Moshe Cassouto, a 33-year-old Hasidic, whose goal is to spread the light. “God watches over the Jewish nation, as long as it studies Torah.”
He is horrified about the spitting incidents and Nazi talk. He claims hard liners have caused harm to the Haredim. When asked about this he said, a fool throws a stone…and sages can’t retrieve it from a well, quote.
Three months ago the Israeli Health Ministry awarded pediatric professor, Channa Maayan for her book on hereditary deceases common to Jews. She was forbidden to take the stage to receive her prize, she was separated from her husband, and she was instructed that a male colleague would have to accept the award on her behalf. She complied with everything and yet a controversy has arisen.
Other have not taken this affront to women quietly. Maayan’s story is “entering the pantheon of secular anger building as a battle rages in Israel for control of the public space between the strictly religious and everyone else.”
“The place of the ultra-Orthodox Jews, an issue that has been neglected, has erupted into a crisis.”
What follows in the article is about “hadarat nashim, the exclusion of women and the Haredim.
I find it ridiculous that society still pays attention to the ultra-anything. I think it’s time to set the balance so that all can share open spaces without feeling being violated.
“The coexistence between the two is breaking down,” said Arye Carmon, president of the Israeli Democracy Institute. “It is an extreme danger.”
Read more…while flying at 36k feet. Nice ride, a few bumps and a coughing man behind me. NYTimes INTERNATIONAL Sunday, January 15, 2012
And then there is the book review of Karl Marx! No I’m kidding. The Overman. How Friedrich Nietzsche inspired and provoked his American readers, by Alexander Star
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The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law that requires women seeking an abortion to have a sonogram exam and to listen to a physician’s detailed description of the fetus, including whether it has developed limbs or internal organs. All this is to discourage them from undergoing the procedure.
I find this practice to be an extremely cruel treatment of a woman who has made, what I can only imagine is a very difficult decision. Most women I believe, come to this decision, with a heavy heart. To subject them to listen and view the creature to be killed, only makes abortion more unappealable.
I recorded last week on WLNY a documentary on abortion. This is probably the most direct and cold way to describe abortion. Their gruesome presentation lasted about 20 minutes. I couldn’t believe that I was actually being convinced that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned.
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