Often, Jews lead general Feminism and Gay lib but are closeted as Jews
The sexist stereotype is that women are weaker and stupider and long for being bossed around. The feminist answer is that women are strong and smart enough and lack nothing to be the best leaders themselves. Yet, this is different for many Jews. (We generalize but don’t deny exceptions.)
First of all, traditionally, Jewish women are supposed to run the household while their husbands should support them. No ‘Please tell me what to do’ women. Comparable with the Gentile working class, where often women do everything and men just sit around drinking and smoking.
Ashkenazic-Jewish Diaspora men used to see themselves and behave as if they’d be scared and weak. Men tend to be aggressive, and one anger outburst in Europe could result in a whole community being exterminated. Strong men were a risk too high to take. The women there were often macho (the proper word is: butch), while their male counterparts were often softies (say: femme). My father was the one with migraine. Often, Gay-Ashkenazic-Diaspora men are the machos under their siblings.
However, when entering Israel and having to fight for national survival, these wimpy men turned into chauvinist men, joining their Mizrachic brethren. However, the latter kept their feelings, while the former were often aloof and numb. Ashkenazic women, like their Mizrachic sisters, became screamers at home without much support from their husbands.
Golda Meir was a typical Diaspora-Ashkenazic-Jewish woman. She saw herself as strong and had no need for beating the Gentile stereotype of the weak woman who needs to gain independence. She was probably allergic to weakness. She took anyone seriously who took herself/himself seriously and needed no pathetic complainers around her.
So, was Golda Meir a feminist? Absolutely not. Had she been one, she’d have demanded support from men for her leadership as a woman. Instead, for lack of support, she operated as a traditional macho (butch) man.
Usually, the problem is not with the oppressed. Most Israeli men still fail to see women as equals. Meanwhile, many Israeli women continue to go against Gentile traditional gender roles as they always did as Jewesses.
The Knesset’s feminist caucus has pushed through some revolutionary legislation to support women. But, it hasn’t ensured laws that each party must have 50% women in their top 3, top 5, and top 10 on their list of candidates for elections, or 50% of all ministers must be women. Not yet.