Sunday, March 18, 2012

There's Never A Women's Rights Activist Around When You Need One

24 of the Twelfth Month 5772

Am Ha'Aretz: Israeli Leftist Activists: We Are Being Sexually Harassed In The West Bank
Female activists accuse leftist organizations of belittling cases of harassment by Palestinians for the sake of the struggle against the occupation; Palestinian activist: It is unacceptable that Israeli or foreign women that come to protest in solidarity with us be harassed.

Avi Issacharoff, March 17, 2012

"Hi everyone, I'm writing this here because I'm not really sure when the next meeting will be. At the demonstration today (February 10, 2012) in Kfar a-Dik, I noticed looks and finger pointing from the shabab (nickname for young Palestinians) that made me feel some discomfort. They talked amongst themselves, and not with me, but the word that came up quite a lot was ‘slut,’ with glances directed toward me. When I met A. and H. (two men), I told them about this, and H. stayed by my side. Despite this, there was some ‘accidental’ touching, and some incidents in which people called me a ‘slut.’ In the end of the day, it was a very unpleasant experience.”

This letter, written by an Israeli leftist activist, is only one of the causes for the stormy debate that has been taking place online among leftist and human rights activists in Israel. (Read the entire article)

The only surprise here is that Am Ha'aretz sided with women's rights over Arabs, thus making the Arabs look bad, as well as publicizing a conflict within Leftist interests.

Am Ha'aretz could've gone either way here.

Female protestors were also asked to dress considerately (Read: tzanu'ah/modest). When women are requested the same before entering a Holy place or religious neighborhood, it is considered "offensive" and a violation of their "democratic rights."

By the way, where were women's rights activists when female settler teenagers were imprisoned for civil disobedience over the expulsion from Gaza, and had their modesty violated...numerous times?

Answer? Just another example of the double standards which stem from the Leftist agenda.

Regarding the women who were harassed in this article, how about if they be pro-active in their own defense, by avoiding particular people, places, and things, ie. Arabs.

אין זנות כזנות ישמעאל... אהות דרבי נתן ובעוד דברי חז"ל
There is no sexual promiscuity like the sexual promiscuity of Yishma'el...
Avoth d'Rabbi Nathan
, and other sources from Our Sages z"l.

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