Ultra-Orthodox MK: Women who convert to Judaism through IDF are ‘shiksas’

An ultra-Orthodox lawmaker said women who convert to Judaism through the Israel Defense Forces’ conversion program are considered shiksas, using a pejorative term for non-Jewish women.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ultra-orthodox-mk-women-who-convert-to-judaism-through-idf-are-shiksas/

Opposition leader Yair Lapid called the statement “ignorant and sad.”

“These wonderful young women that you call shiksas are saving your life,” he tweeted.

#israel #Knesset #jewish #IDF #soldiers #bigotry #BeKind #conversion

Outrageous Comments Made by a Knesset Member About Killing People in “Mixed Marriages”

An Israeli Knesset member has called for the killing of couples involved in mixed marriages during a speech in parliament.

Yitzhak Pindrus is a member of the United Torah Judaism, an ultra-Orthodox party that believes in a homogenous Jewish state and society.

He called for the murder of “people who contribute to miscegenation”, invoking a Biblical story about the murder of a Jewish man and non-Jewish woman while they were making love by lancing a spear through their engaged sexual organs.

#israel #Knesset #racism #bigotry #government #marriage #lgbtq #bekind

A “silver lining” to the Horrific collapse of the Apartment Block in Florida 🥺

This is incredibly insensitive to the families who are grieving their loved ones….

Meanwhile 9 people have now been confirmed to have died… where is the consideration for their pain and trauma?

I am NOT saying I’m not happy for them to be engaged. I’m just questioning the timing of this Instagram post as people are still searching through the rubble for their loved ones.

#wedding #miami #florida #COVID19 #FIRE #trauma #pain #police #engaged #tower #collapse #Jewish #frum #empathy #compassion #bekind

A Cult Leader Known As ‘Mother God’ Was Found Mummified 2 Weeks Ago

What began as a wellness check on a member of a religious group in Colorado turned into a bizarre horror story after the corpse of the group’s leader was found wrapped in a sleeping bag, covered in Christmas lights and whose eyeless sockets were decorated with glitter. 

The search of the home by Saguache County Sheriff’s deputies resulted in seven arrests and charges that included abuse of a corpse and child abuse.

Here’s a little insight into who she was and how she behaved. it’s pretty insightful but at the same time rather concerning that people are able to be so easily manipulated.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/love-has-won-cult-leader-b1846982.html?amp

#cult #mothergod #drphil #dangerous #ostracise

RIP Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021 💔😭

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Rest in Peace 💔🇬🇧

#princephilip #COVID19 #facemask #Queen #RIP #uk #buckinghampalace #royalfamily #support #army #veterans #soldier #london #bekind #TikTok #husband #patriarch

“My sons ask if a man has ever hurt me. Not really, I lie”, writes Hadley Freeman

“Aged 24: I am fighting with a boy. He hits me across the face, then cries, and I feel sorry for him. Later, it happens again. I eventually stop seeing him, but for the cheating, not the hitting.”

I don’t think I know of one woman who has never been assaulted or harassed or had a man be inappropriate with her. That’s the sad reality of the after affects of what we all read following the Sarah Everard tragedy.

I could write an article similar to this one. It would be long. But my heart hurts at the thought. So I’m leaving it. For now at least.

Please click on the link below to read the whole article. I did – and couldn’t stop reading till the end.

#children #culture #men #RIP #saraheverard #assault #inappropriate #harassed #endthesilence #abuse #strongwomen #TheGuardian #HadleyFreeman #womensupportingwomen #notallmen

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/mar/27/my-sons-ask-if-a-man-has-ever-hurt-me-not-really-i-lie-hadley-freeman?fbclid=IwAR1WoffFLsouNNV8gsM6SoXk1Dmcw7oUcfRkIlPb8stpiRYiZ9uuhaauT4Q

RIP Sarah Everard. All women can be a Sarah…

TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ THIS IS INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO LISTEN TO. SEXUAL ASSAULT RECORDING. IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE ABOUT THIS AND MAY BE TRIGGERED PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS. BAD LANGUAGE AND MENTION OF GENITALS.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to read this before pressing play. I have held back this recording since it happened in January 2017 because I wasn’t ready to share it and wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to do.

I have written previously about a time when I was walking to my car in the evening after spending time with friends at a karaoke bar.

Sarah Everard did the same thing. She met a friend and then walked home. Only she never arrived home.

We don’t know many of the details yet but we do know that an off duty serving police officer was arrested for alleged kidnap and murder. Another woman in her 30’s was arrested too for being an accomplice.

Sarah did what we all do. She spent time with loved ones and walked home. Should have been simple. Nothing should have happened to her on the streets of London. She should have felt safe. We should all feel safe.

However sometimes as women we are followed, stalked, kidnapped, sexually assaulted, physically attacked and sadly murdered too.

I am not saying men don’t get attacked. But how many men can honestly say they feel scared of walking around on their own?

Here I was simply walking to my car which was around a 2 minute walk from where I left my friends. After all, I should have been safe walking on my own from a bar to my car. But I wasn’t.

I was initially sexually assaulted by a man who had followed me into the basement where the bathrooms were. This was why I decided to leave instantly. There was no one to complain to so I thought I’d handle it the next day.

As I was walking to the corner of the road where my car was parked I had a feeling I was being followed. I don’t know how I thought of it but I took my phone out and pressed voice record and then put it back in my pocket. I did it because I was concerned about what could possibly happen and I needed proof. I also didn’t want him to take my phone if he saw me filming.

This recording, while extremely confronting to listen to, is what ultimately saved me. The bar also had CCTV so that proved what I said did happen as it was very clear on the security cameras. I don’t think I need to elaborate as to what exactly happened because it’s clear from what both he and I are saying.

The voice recording and CCTV meant that I was able to take this all the way through the justice system. Having to take the stand and face my abuser was the toughest but an empowering thing to do too. Eventually he was found guilty on all 3 charges.

  1. Indecent exposure
  2. Sexual assault
  3. Assault in basement of bar.

He was given a 21/2 year sentence but was let out on parole. If he does anything he’s back in jail. He will also have to be on the sex offenders register for a minimum of 7 years. He was also fired from his job.

Why am I sharing this? Why now?

Because I want all the men who are saying that Sarah shouldn’t have been walking home alone at 9pm to know how it feels to hear a sexual assault. I was “lucky” that I was able to get away from him after he tried forcing his way into my car.

Should I have stayed home and not gone out with my friends? Did I have to go through this experience because I was a woman out alone at that point? Was I at fault? Of course not.

Sarah Everard did what we all do. Women shouldn’t be slagged off simply for walking home. We are entitled to have the choice of walking home without fear of a predator attacking or worse still murdering us.

#MeToo #saraheverard #london #police #Warning #trigger #women #safety #bekind #kidnap #Killed

Jess Phillips reads out the names of 118 women killed by men this last year

MP’s listened in silence as Labour’s Jess Phillips read out the names of women killed in the UK where a man has been convicted or charged as the primary perpetrator. It took 4 mins and 40 seconds to read all the names…

There’s something particularly awful about hearing names instead of a number.

It’s sickening. We need fathers, brothers and sons to lead with a better example so all our sons never commit an act of violence against anyone, or display the behaviours outlined by women today.

Powerful and emotional to listen to. Women and girls need to feel safe in their environment and be able to report incidents without fear of being disbelieved. Or worse, blamed. The system has to change alongside society’s attitudes to women.

#women #JessPhillips #government #RIP #saraheverard #internationalwomensday #safety #London #police #domesticviolenceawareness