Successful Women of Israel

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Category: Feminism

Modesty: The Trouble Isn’t With Women

Two days ago a woman was stoned because some boy decided she was dressed immodestly. This type of behaviour shouldn’t surprise us when there is an overall acceptance for the fact that women’s modesty is men’s business.

Two days ago a woman was “lightly injured” after a boy threw a rock at her for dressing “immodestly.” And while violence against women and girls for immodest dress is not new, I don’t think we can be angry at the Ultra-Orthodox for this deviant behaviour. We need to be angry with ourselves and we need to be doing something about it.

Modesty and Women in Modern Israel

In the modern state of Israel, women are in fact autonomous beings. But even in this day and age there are still issues of modesty that come up again and again.

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Should We Stop Trying to Empower Women With “Cutesy” Titles?

Do cute titles like “SHE-EO” and momtrepreneur do more harm than good?

I recently read a thoughtful article on Fast Company about “cutesy titles” like She-EO, girlboss and girlpower that harm women more than they empower them.

I think the article is an important one because as women, it’s vital that we’re aware of the language we use. And not just for ourselves, but for our society and perhaps especially for our kids.

The article has certainly made me more aware of the existence of a disempowering language that many of us use. But it also calls into question when it is okay to use titles that we as women feel empowered by.

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