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Israelis Told They Have To Remove “Men Only” Signs Off Bomb Shelter

no women allowed sign

A rabbinical court in Israel was recently ordered to remove  ”men only” signs from its bomb shelter. The gender segregation in the bomb shelters  would be keeping with the Orthodox Jewish practice of separating the sexes. As The Week notes, the court had a separate space for “women only,” but it was amidst the regular courtrooms in a room only accessible by a code and “did not appear to provide extra security or protection.” So, like, not really a bomb shelter? Keep reading »

Scarlett Johansson Calls Dylan Farrow’s Criticism “Irresponsible”

Dylan Farrow Speaks
Dylan Farrow Details Abuse Claims In Startling New York Times Open Letter
Woody Allen's adopted daughter details sexual abuse allegations. Read More »
Woody Allen Responds
On Dylan Farrow, Being Triggered & Dealing With Trauma
And it's repulsive. Read More »
On Woody Allen
One woman's first person story of dealing with child sexual abuse. Read More »

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”

I would like to pour Scarlett Johansson a big ol’ glass of STFU for telling the UK’s Guardian that she felt being named in Dylan Farrow’s New York Times letter about Woody Allen was “irresponsible.” Johansson was one of the actors personally called out by Dylan Farrow for continuing to work with Allen despite the sexual abuse allegations against him. While I’m sure being personally named for her complacency is uncomfortable, Johansson has a lot of nerve implying that Farrow — who has maintained the same story regarding the abuse she allegedly suffered for 20 years — has some sort of responsibility to her and her Google alerts. Responsibility for what? To not criticize those who continue to work with an accused child molester? Reminder: for Dylan Farrow, these allegations against Woody Allen are not allegations at all — they are facts. Even among many of those who think Mia Farrow is the world’s most devious brainwasher and planted false memories in young Dylan’s head, the evidence suggests that Dylan, at the very least, believes Woody Allen molested her. Asking those who continue to support him to explain themselves is her damn right as far as I’m concerned. Johansson doesn’t have to comment, but I would remind her that people are asked to comment about things they don’t know intimately all the damn time. Keep reading »

Israel Might Cover Cost Of Abortions Next Year For All Women Age 20 To 33

I Talk About My Abortion
True Story: Why I Tell Everyone About My Abortion
Why Amanda tells everyone about her abortion. Read More »
My Son & Abortion
Avital is teaching her son about reproductive justice. Read More »
I Had An Abortion
A mother writes about choosing to have an abortion. Read More »
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Throughout 2014, Israel could cover the cost of all abortions for women age 20 to 33, regardless of their reason for needing the procedure.

Is it just me or is anyone else’s brain exploding? Keep reading »

Man’s Penis Bitten By A Snake Residing In His Toilet

WTF: Snake As Weapon
A man used a snake to beat his girlfriend. Read More »
Snake Fire
A snake on fire set a house on fire. Read More »
water snake

It’s snake season in Israel, apparently, and those slithering menaces are everywhere. And yes, everywhere does include toilets. A 35-year-old man in Northern Israel was just going to the bathroom, minding his own business, when a small snake popped out of the toilet he was sitting on and bit him square on the penis.

Although this is literally the last place a man wants to be bitten by anything, let alone a snake, he can at least be grateful that the snake was not venomous. The man is currently doing very well, but he will most likely have bite marks on the area in question. Keep reading »

Baboon Adopts Kitten, World Squees In Delight

Drunk Kittens on the Prowl
Don't get in their way! Read More »
Mitik The Baby Walrus
Meet Mitik, the fat, mustachioed orphaned baby walrus. Read More »
Drunk Monkeys
These monkeys are alcoholics. Watch »
Baboon & Kitten Are New Besties

A baboon at a petting zoo in Israel has a new, unlikely buddy: a baby kitten that wandered into the baboon’s pen and the two have become constant companions. The baboon doesn’t let the little kitten out of his sight, and can be seen grooming and holding the cat.  [ABC]

Lady-Blurring Glasses Are Like Beer Goggles For Orthodox Jews

Jewish Matchmaking
WTF comments from an Orthodox Jewish matchmaker. Read More »
Not Jewish Enough?
Ami ditched a dude who thought she wasn't religious enough. Read More »
Dating Ex-Orthodox
orthodox jewish man photo
What happens when ex-Orthodox Jews need to learn how to date? Read More »

Let’s say you’re having a problem. Say you’re a dude, and your vision is just too good. It’s so good that you can see attractive women, and those women turn you on. How will you solve your problem? Learn not to stare at people? Teach yourself that women’s bodies are not pieces of meat? Naaaah. Just buy a pair of blurry glasses!

Stores in Mea Sharim, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, are carrying special blurred glasses designed to help men avoid looking at women. These special glasses blur out anything that is more than ten feet away, which means that men can do things like cross the street safely, read the newspaper, and stare lasciviously at women who have the misfortune of only being nine and a half feet away. Keep reading »

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