Wednesday, September 24, 2008

if women don't exist where do babies come from



Have you heard of Tzipi Livni? She is the female Knesset member poised to become the next Israeli Prime Minister.

Well apparently, the Charedi newspaper, Hamodia, has said that they will not publish photographs of Ms. Livni - or even mention her first name, Tzipi, in any of its articles! Apparently, the mere sight of this "babe" breaks some serious tznius laws. (some online articles have been calling her a "Mossad beauty - I just think she looks like an Ellen Desgeneres wannabe)
I'm just wondering - what's so wrong about acknowledging the place of women in society (beyond the kitchen!)? If a Jewish woman is an accomplished scientist, or an experienced doctor or a high-profile politician, then she should be celebrated and embraced. Where does it say that a Jewish woman's place is strictly in the home? (I'm pretty sure that men are the ones obligated to reproduce..... if only they could do it without our help! lol actuallly you know what - I don't know if I would be confident in our world's future if that were the case!)
And seriously - what's wrong with printing this woman's face in your paper! Why does everything have to be about tznius? (if this woman turns you on, then you've got problems.) Are charedi guys really that hyper-sexualized?

3 comments:

G6 said...

I'm waiting for these people to start editing the Torah....
I'm pretty sure Devorah will be the first one to go.

Maidel said...

very interesting point. I'm pretty sure noone in the Torah had last names....

The Babysitter said...

I think the reason why they won't put her picture in has nothing to do with the physicality of it, but rather it's because they have a rule and they are sticking with it. They are not going to start filtering pictures based on if they turn people on or not. It's just no woman.

They always acknowledge that behind every great man is a greater woman. The fact that she's hidden does take away from how great she is.