Orthodox Jewish women – what is not commonly known
Women in New York’s ultraorthodox Jewish community live secluded lives. They get married at 19 or 20 at the latest. So women have little time for higher education. And they tend to have a lot of children at a young age. Every family in the comunity has six or seven children.
“The woman is more at home. Cooking, taking care of the kids, the education of the kids, putting the kids on the buses in the morning, going to school.” Singing on stage in a rock band seems harmles for other people. But for them it is a”minor revolution”.
Report by Isabel Schayani
Editor: Marjory Linardy
Women in New York’s ultraorthodox Jewish community live secluded lives. They tend to have a lot of children at a young age. (From April 18, 2013)
A friend asked me the other day, “Why are you such an intimidating feminist?” I replied, “Have you ever been slapped and abused only because you were not a son?” My friend was silent, almost sympathetic. I wasn’t. “Have you been raped and couldn’t do anything about it because that man was your husband?” (From November 21, 2013)
Who is a feminist? Are feminists groups of women fighting to change the world order, organizing a coup d’état to overthrow the “regime” of men? Are feminists women who organize rallies and scream slogans around the street? Or are feminists normal people, men and women, who believe that a human being has the right to be treated with dignity, who believe that acid attacks, whipping, torture, rape and genital mutilation is not something to be condoned, anywhere. (From August 17, 2012)
Date12.12.2015 | 11:49
Tagshigher education, mother, New York, orthodox jewish, revolution, rock band, women's rights, womensrights, young mother