Tortfeasance While Under the Influence

From a study titled Alcohol and Sexual Assault, in the journal Alcohol Research & Health (h/t: babe): [H]eavy drinkers may routinely use intoxication as an excuse for engaging in socially unacceptable behavior, including sexual assault … In fact, some men may purposely get drunk when they want to act sexually aggressive, knowing that intoxication will […]

Room Of One’s Own

Our previous post discussed a dispute between Rav Shlomo Yehudah Tabak and the Satmar Rav (among others) over the problem of the female gaze in general and the design of synagogue women’s sections in particular. We cited R. Tabak’s invocation of the principle of מקום הניחו לי אבותי להתגדר בו in defense of his advocacy […]

Is What’s Bad For the Gander Bad For the Goose?

Yael Unterman writes: Those Orthodox synagogues that place the women above the men (and not all do, especially the more modern ones) might well succeed in their goal of removing the women from the men’s line of sight. But women have eyes too, and women can also become distracted by the opposite gender. Why is […]