Thursday, December 06, 2012

sexism that does not register in the Western press

""Prosecutors say the girl's parents sent their rebellious daughter to him for counseling after she broke several rules of the strict Satmar Hasidic sect, including reading magazines like Cosmopolitan and People and wearing stockings that were too thin. Rabbi Weberman, a respected leader of the small community, was supposed to be re-indoctrinating the girl and bringing her back to the ultra-conservative standards of the community after she was branded a 'heretic.' Instead, she told a counselor years later, he was abusing her.""