After abandoning Muslim communities’ safety, women are next
Claiming men need protection against false accusations, it wants a more ‘balanced’ law than protecting women against dangerous family members.
I was falsely accused of being violent and experienced firsthand, I had no leg to stand on in Israeli law. Yet, I never ever protested this unfairness as I understand that violent women falsely accusing men of being dangerous are a tiny minority. And even if not, every year in Israel, dozens of men murder women (once) close to them, and the reverse does not happen.
Women are still not enough protected. There is no comparison with the situation of men, no matter how unfair it is for the couple of abused men who fall between the cracks. And, fortunately, or unfortunately, the Right has no patent on sexism. All coalitions have failed to ratify the Istanbul Convention, yet another way the State forsakes women every day.
Some say an almost equal number of men and women complain to the police against a ‘violent’ spouse, yet all victims of family murder are women. How come? Three causes. 1. Violent women kill their spouses emotionally (no small feat but still not murder). 2. Violent men cherry-pick spouses who are intimidatable, who would always doubt themselves rather than find fault where it belongs. 3. Many violent spouses falsely counter-complain, and at times, ahead of their victims. A. The lying men don’t deserve more protection. These cold-hearted types have plenty of underserved credibility over ‘their hysterical, confused, crazy’ wives already. B. Offering violent men a way out, endangers the women at risk.
Not every man (and woman) who fails to see what we deal with is a villain. Many people (rabbis) are simply too naïve to grasp the impending danger. Though they are not wicked, they gravely are part of the problem.
In every political party are ‘feminist’ men. They should be brave enough to break with party discipline for women, though. Courage is the challenge.
This move of postponing more protection tools for judges and police to help endangered women shows the government’s supremacist audacity. It’s not just after vulnerable minorities (Muslims, LGBTQAI+, activists), but against every oppressed group including when they are a majority, like women (and blue-color workers, unionists—just wait for it).
To be fair, Israel fights a generations-long war of survival against millennia of genocide, and sexism is in every nation. So, don’t abuse this complaint to falsely paint Israel and Jews as worse than others. In fact, our many people and groups who stand with women in danger show our excellence.
First, it obfuscated Muslims’ rights, but I’m no Muslim so I didn’t protest.
Then, it obfuscated women’s rights, but I’m no woman so I didn’t protest.
Then, it obfuscated LGBTQIA+’ rights, but I’m no Gay so I didn’t protest.
Then, it obfuscated activists’ rights, but there was no one left to protest.