Monday, January 24, 2005

Lady in Red

Israeli Women Lawmakers See Red Over Rabbi's Ruling

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Female legislators in Israel have seen red after a leading rabbi compared women who wear the color to prostitutes.

Protesting against a ritual ruling by Rabbi Eliyahu Abergil, head of the rabbinical court in the southern city of Beersheba, banning Jewish women from dressing in red, several woman lawmakers wore the color in parliament Monday.

"It's not up to a rabbi to tell us to whether to wear black or red or any other color," said Erela Golan, a legislator from the Shinui party who organized the protest. "Just because we wear red doesn't mean we are prostitutes."





And in legislative news on this side of the globe . . .

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Go ahead, call state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles a scurvy wench, a wanton strumpet, a shameless hussy. She probably won't like it, but she doesn't want you to be prosecuted for it.

The Seattle Democrat is sponsoring a bill to repeal a 1909 Washington state law that makes "slander of a woman" a crime.

. . .

The statute prohibits "false or defamatory words or language which shall injure or impair" the virtuous and chaste reputation of any female over 12. The law does say it is OK to slander a "common prostitute."



And in legislative news on this side of the globe . . .

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Go ahead, call state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles a scurvy wench, a wanton strumpet, a shameless hussy. She probably won't like it, but she doesn't want you to be prosecuted for it.

The Seattle Democrat is sponsoring a bill to repeal a 1909 Washington state law that makes "slander of a woman" a crime.

. . .

The statute prohibits "false or defamatory words or language which shall injure or impair" the virtuous and chaste reputation of any female over 12. The law does say it is OK to slander a "common prostitute."


. . . and some more ladies of distinction for the gallery. Thanks for reminding me Anonymous - how could I forget Judy?


And here's London's own Sue Barnes (I don't mean to suggest anyone has seen her at the peeler bar recently).


And who is this hipster strumpet? One need not be a card carrying Liberal to dress in red leather.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to link this to Judy Sgro.

Dick said...

And what do Israeli Women Lawmakers say about wearing raunch red lipstick???