The Self-Defeating Nature of 'Modesty'-Based Gender Segregation
Zvi H. Triger
Striks School of Law, College of Management
August 29, 2013
Israel Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 19-28 (2013)
This article argues that gender segregation in Israel is a form of sexual harassment under Israeli Law, as well as a self-defeating policy from the perspective of Orthodox religious principles. While its motivation is to “clean” the public sphere from any manifestation, real or perceived, of female sexuality, by being so preoccupied with women’s “modesty” it in fact puts their sexuality at the center of attention.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: gender, sexuality, gender segregation, ultra-Orthodox, feminism, sexual harassment
Date posted: August 31, 2013
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