מחלוקות מתמשכות, מאבקים עיקשים: יחסי מגדר עכשוויים בישראל

Translated title of the contribution: Constant conflicts, persistent struggles: Contemporary gender relations in Israel \

תאיר קרזי-פרסלר, ארנה ששון-לוי

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Abstract

A prevailing public narrative in recent years argues that the status of women is continuously improving, thanks to an increase in awareness of gender inequality; efforts by women's organizations; and recent legal legislation. To examine this argument, we explored four prominent conflicts faced by women in Israel: assaults on women's bodies and sexuality; implications of the neoliberal economy for women in marginalized groups; women trapped in the tension between religion and state; and the negotiation of women's roles in the military. Using these conflicts as points of reference, we argue that progress in the status of women has not been linear – waves of progress often lead to backlash and even regression. The deterioration in the status of women is particularly noticeable when examining the socio-political reality from the perspective of women from discriminated groups in Israel. The institutionalized and persistent structural inequality that women face in the public sphere and the domestic space leads us to consider the feminist revolution in Israel (and in the world) a “stalled revolution.” The last few years in Israel have seen complex political, national, and economic events that have deepened gender inequality and significantly shaped, even if not coherently, the gender regime in Israeli society. It seems that women still have many more reasons to fight.
Translated title of the contributionConstant conflicts, persistent struggles: Contemporary gender relations in Israel \
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)פברואר 2024 357-389
Journalקריאות ישראליות
Volumeגיליון
StatePublished - 2024

IHP publications

  • ihp
  • Feminism
  • MeToo movement
  • Milhemet Ḥaravot Barzel, 2023
  • Neoliberalism
  • Protest movements
  • Protest movements -- Israel -- History -- 21st century
  • Sex
  • Sex discrimination
  • Women
  • Women -- Employment -- Law and legislation
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc
  • Women -- Violence against
  • Women and the military
  • Women in Judaism

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