Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Men who kill women are as despicable as rapists of women!

Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Image via AP)
Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Image via AP)

Sorry if you don’t like the focus on something negative. Just skip this post. There are enough people who can read this story without becoming too upset. You’re exempt.

In Israel, every month on average, two women are murdered by their spouses or immediate family. (The two of this month are dead.) Most of these women and perpetrators are not Jewish or are new immigrants.

(This is not to blame or stigmatize these communities or to let traditionally-Jewish murderers off the hook. But we must address the main group of murderers to uproot the ultimate sexism—killing women.)

This loathsome murder is “justified” by perpetrators either because these men considered these women their property or for the aged idea that when women want an intimate relationship with someone the family disapproves off, the family should “protect the family honor.”

Yet, a month ago, a Jewish teenager was brutally raped and killed by an Arab Gentile terrorist. Surprisingly, Chamas decided not to praise the man because of the rape. Bloodshed was OK but rape apparently not.

(Of course, it is disgusting that murder is OK and rape not but let’s start with where the sentiments sit. If raping women is contemptible, let’s equate it with murdering women. Later, we’ll address that any murder (and rape) is cowardly and a disgrace.)

We need to popularize this notion that men who kill women are as vile as rapists of women. They are not your property might be hard to teach. But that murdering women is as rape may be easier to get across.

Real men protect women, no questions asked.

The ultimate family honor is that our women are safe, no matter what.

Only cowards kill women.

Murder of a woman is a man’s shame forever.

Murder of a woman is a family’s shame forever.

Please spread the slogans.

Of course, we can’t stop here. All sexism must be fought all the time. Feminists are to be taken seriously. More women are needed in politics. LGBTs need to be more visible in all of society. Etc.

The Scroll of Ester shows: they first came for the women and no one said a thing. And then they came for the Jews!

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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