One of the creepiest aspects of the second presidential debate was the way Trump seemed, from his body language, almost to be stalking Hillary Clinton. When she moved to one side, he followed. He stood behind her, often with very little distance between them, silent, frowning, looking like he was growling.
Mikveh attendants should not be scapegoated for what goes on in the mikveh. The obsessive need to control women’s bodies comes down through the men in authority who watch us without even being present.
Israel has reached a critical moment in the tension between women and religion in Israel, and women’s basic rights are being challenged on many fronts.
In Israel, at least twenty girls have attempted suicide as a direct result of video voyeurism. It’s time for this offense to be considered a serious crime and for the authorities to act accordingly, writes Elana Sztokman.
A new line of “realistic” Barbie dolls still meet the conventional standards for female physical beauty.
The obsession with protecting girls’ modesty is not just the purview of Orthodox Jews. Elana Sztokman examines how the rhetoric around policing girls’ bodies has spread to secular schools in Israel and how this movement compares to a similar campaign among Christians.
That Rabbi Rosenblatt’s synagogue continues to support him shouldn’t come as a surprise, writes Elana Sztokman. There is a long history in both the Jewish and secular worlds of supporting high-profile figures accused of sexual misconduct.