Hareidi women in Israel have begun an unprecedented campaign to have women candidates on the lists of religious parties for next March's early general election, media reported on Sunday.Notice that these women would rather sabotage the parties that supposedly represent their orthodox religious beliefs than abandon their feminist dedication to imposing nominal sexual equality on them. Shas and United Torah would do well to expel these activists now, if they have learned anything from the implosion of the Anglican and Episcopalian churches.
"We want Hareidi women - five percent of the population - to have a say in the Knesset and demand that the heads of the Hareidi parties choose at least one candidate of their choice," activist Esty Reider-Indorsky, a driving force behind the move, told public radio.
However, the broadcaster reported that the leaders of the parties in question (Shas, with 11 of 120 seats in parliament) and United Torah Judaism (seven seats) have no intention of agreeing to the demand.
In a manifesto published on social networks online and supported by personalities including secular Israelis, the hareidi women say they are prepared to go as far as an election boycott.
"And we (women) represent half of the electorate," Reider-Indorsky told the station.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Feminism uber alles
In which one observes that feminism is more important than religion and politics combined to some women: