Do we really still need to explain that when we misstep and fall, the ground is not evil for hitting us?
Do we really still need to explain that when civilians are raped and shot in a war, they are not stupid or evil for being victimized?
Do we really still need to explain that Jews did not cause the Holocaust?
Do we really still need to explain that women do not cause or ask being stared at, being catcalled, being raped, and being murdered by men?
A Fresh News Story of a Toxic Mix of Male Sexism and Violence, White Racism, and Western Sex Fixation
An Israeli teenager’s famous silky voice at a half-pornographic Israeli music clip, accompanied by many sparsely clad underfed women and some token half-naked muscle-bound men (not unusual on YouTube), is now charged with contributing to the violation of women in Israel, according to some opinion leaders (men, for sure). And some women chip in too (of course), just as there always will be Jews who blame (part of) Jew-hatred on Jews.
Of course, the men-run news site shows the clip and the victim-blaming. They’re just reporting, right? Not trying to make money by showing skin?
First, no one buys your art (or talks to you) if you keep it super decent. Then, if you don’t, you are the slut who is indecent–not the public’s taste.
Even prostitutes do not give a license to be violated (Jack the Ripper).
And of course, when sexism shows up, racism is never far-away. The teen-singer’s audience is not exclusively Ashkenazic nor are all her dancers White. Often, her music sounds Arabic. She uses much Mizrachic idiom.
Israeli youths don’t know and don’t care if she is Mizrachic. But her clips are distinctly outside of the Caucasian bubble and alone for that, already will set off White people who do live in White ethnic isolation still.
Racism that White kids, still tiny, see from parents and educators is so shameful to them that they learn to suppress anything to do with their bodies: closeness, dancing, even pride. And nothing drives a sex addiction like isolation, loneliness. Add classical Christian morality that sex is dirty and sinful and White Europe and the USA are the top of sex obsession.
Admit it, the Western world (in particular) is totally oversexed. Especially the men. Sexualizing, labeling non-White women ‘exotic,’ is a popular form of racism and sexism combined. Don’t dare to blame that on (any) women!
As if that all isn’t enough, Wikipedia (Hebrew) (as always backed up by sources) reports that in 2018, the singer’s father was arrested on suspicion of contacting the singer’s minor fans and making sexual suggestions. He confessed in part and was convicted under a plea agreement. How cruel and foul to accuse the daughter, Adi Bity, of being sexually provocative!
Stop blaming the victim! Start taking responsibility for ending sexism and sexual violence, and men murdering acquainted girls and women.
As long as you are blaming (anyone) instead of being an activist, you’re part of the problem. Speak out against sexual violence! Whoever could envision beautiful skin to be an invitation to be violent but a sick mind?
NB: Sexual violence is not a form of sex. It is a form of violence.
I like how the Sages already understood that easier than taming the men, would be to ask women to dress up. But they never blamed the women.