Today’s award for laughable misogyny goes to a Hasidic (those guys with the black hats and side curls) newspaper, Der Tzeitung (which means the newspaper).
via Washington Post
See Hilary Clinton? Yes, she is sitting with President Obama and the national security team, receiving an update on the mission re Bin Laden.
And now you don’t:
via WP blog
If you were reading Der Tzeitung, you wouldn’t see her or another woman in the room. They were photoshopped away.
According to a statement from the newspaper, reported by Melissa Bell in the link above:
In accord with our religious beliefs, we do not publish photos of women, which in no way relegates them to a lower status…
Uh huh. Right. I’m rushing out to buy a sheitel (the wig Hasidic women wear to cover their hair). That reminds me of the store–no joke–that had the wigs on dummy heads with sunglasses lest a man, that frail but somehow powerful creature, became inflamed.
Seriously, what I object to here is disinformation. If the newspaper doesn’t want to print pictures of women, then this photo shouldn’t be in it at all. To photoshop it and remove women is a lie because it removes women from office. It lies to their constituency about the world. That is what a cult does to keep its people in ignorance. And that is wrong.