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Liberal Or Conservative Feminism

By Gldmeier @gldmeier
MK Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) commented on the death of RBG, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, praising her for her strength and feminism and leadership, while at the same time saying there would be no room for someone like her on the Israeli Supreme Court.
That has baffled many people. Shaked, a woman who describers herself as a feminist, praises RBG effusively and talks about how she was a trailblazer and led the way, an paved the way, for so many women, but Shaked would never appoint her to the Israeli Supreme Court. This makes people wonder. It sounds contradictory.
I think one needs to separate Shaked's words. Shaked can admire RBG for the trail she blazed as a woman and all that she accomplished and still disagree with her politics and her legal stances. Shaked is more conservative in how she sees Israeli society, and despite thinking wonderful things of RBG, she can also think that RBG was too liberal for Israeli society.
Being a feminist and working for female advancement does not require one to also be an uber-liberal.
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