Sunday, February 09, 2014

Religious Feminism?

ט' לחודש השנים עשר תשע"ד

YNET: Religious feminism within rabbis' home
Never has Orthodox Rabbinate felt so threatened. Feminism is pulling the rug out from under the rabbis' authority and they are indistinctively rejecting anything which even slightly smells of freedom and human rights. Abandonment makes them irrational and irreligious

Dr. Ruchama Weiss, February 9, 2014

It would not be an exaggeration to argue that the feminist revolution is among the most decisive events in human civilization. This revolution changes the life of the individual, the family and the community of all people in a fundamental way.

Prior to the feminist revolution, one half of humanity ruled over the other half. Every place through which the path of the revolution passes, the female half of humanity is liberated, and the male half is liberated from the tormenting chains on their conscience of oppressing others. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
There's no such thing, only confusion between Western "progressive," assimilationist principles and authentic Torah principles.

They are not one and the same, and are often in conflict.

Unfortunately, galuth (exile) has brainwashed us into thinking otherwise.

These women are lost. But, their men are even worse off. At least the women searching, just in the wrong places. When they have a valid question, the men often do not have an answer. If they do, then they will not know how to express it.

Ruchama Weiss makes this argument for me, as her piece does not include anything even remotely related to Torah-based reasoning, rather based on the very Western assumptions I point to feminists for not only possessing, but cherishing and elevating.

In other words, they appear to cherish and elevate a galuth mentality

1 comment:

Eitan Divinsky said...

you make a good pt that their men are even more lost than them.

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