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Israel’s Message to Women: Be Fruitful and Multiply – and Get Lost

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Wow, does Israel love kids. As much as it loves kids, that’s how much it hates women. Kids are the sweet red part of the watermelon, women are the rind – something necessary for a while, to be discarded when you get to the real thing.

To continue with these summertime metaphors, women here enjoy a brief time in the sun during which all are free to drum on their rounded bellies and listen solemnly to the emerging sounds. Is it ripe? Tasty? Is it worth the effort, or on to the next watermelon?

In fact, procreation is the top priority of the mainstream media (edging out even “random celebrity finds religion.”) Magazines, news sites, TV broadcasts – wherever you set foot you’ll find an item stuck to your shoe about an actress/singer/model/reality-show-reject “ready for motherhood,” “talking about the........

© Haaretz

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