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The Self-Defeating Nature of 'Modesty'-Based Gender Segregation

Israel Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 19-28 (2013)

12 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2013  

Zvi H. Triger

Striks School of Law, College of Management

Date Written: August 29, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: gender, sexuality, gender segregation, ultra-Orthodox, feminism, sexual harassment

Suggested Citation

Triger, Zvi H., The Self-Defeating Nature of 'Modesty'-Based Gender Segregation (August 29, 2013). Israel Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 19-28 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2318144

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