Feb 7, 2008

Ultra-Orthodox press digitally erases women from images

Neta Sela Haredi print, internet media refuse to publish photos of women, even those in prominent positions; female member of Winograd Commission omitted from photograph on news website

Source: ynet news
Written by Neta Sela

So how many members were there on the Winograd Commission? A prominent ultra-Orthodox website, (site is in Hebrew) chose Thursday to digitally erase the image of Winograd Commission member, Professor Ruth Gavison, from their coverage of the commission’s report.

What is seemingly a simple Photoshop function translates into a very thorny dilemma for the haredi print and internet media.

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