Orthodox Paper Erases Female Leaders From Paris March Photo
Remember that beautiful, historic photo of world leaders linking arms and marching through Paris to support free speech? The Israeli newspaper HaMevaser decided it would look better without women.
Ultra-Orthodox tradition prohibits depictions of women, for the sake of modesty. So auf wiedersehen German Chancellor Angela Merkel, adieu Paris Mayor Ann Hidalgo, farvel Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Your place in history is immodest and insecure, at least in the pages of HaMevaser.
Slate’s Beth Ethier recalls a similar incident a few years ago: “Di Tzeitung made headlines in 2011 by removing Hillary Clinton from a photo taken in the White House Situation Room during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.”
— Posted by Peter Z. ScheerWait, before you go…
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