|An activist of mizrahi Middle Eastern-Jewish background starts the traditional ululating sound of celebration common in Arab and Middle Eastern cultures|
I was actually surfing around looking for something to post today about the situation in the Gaza or the demonstrations on the West Bank, but I ran into something totally different. I won't be accused of jumping on board the most popular stories of the day, but I may be accused of something else.
This article which exposes an inconvenient truth about Israeli feminism is actually about a problem mainstream feminism faces just about everywhere. In Israel, like in the USA, mainstream liberal feminism has long been dominated by "white women" and has a real problem of relevance to women of color.
Call me crazy but haven't we been talking about this for decades now.
Anyway, I don't have much to add in way of an introduction, but I am going to give you a link right here and right now to an in-depth analysis about all this entitled "Tensions In Israeli Feminism: The Mizrahi-Ashkenazi Rift." Although it was written in 2001, I find it a very good background to the article posted below from +972.