I don’t get it.
This blog rightfully called out the event as sexist (http://jewschool.com/2009/11/10/18879/fashion-and-passion/) and now you’re running an ad for it. Where’s the commentary?
Ha, sorry, it wasn’t meant to be an ad — I should have added a link, which I’ll do now. I just wanted to post it with no editorializing, to make it an open thread. I forget how to blog.
And for what it’s worth, I was trying to be “subtle” for a change, but I thought the reference to the trashy-cheesy track was a touch of editorialization, no? A lil’ bit?
What was sexist about that, that there were men walking down the catwalk?
That was some deep Torah. Thanks, JTS and BRI-NEXT-NYC!
“I just wanted to post it with no editorializing, to make it an open thread.”
I like that. Subtle is great. That post from Hatamsoferet is radical though — not that Jewschoolers reject a span of radical thought. Ev, did you agree with the premise and passion behind her post?
Radical is good! The gender issues might have been overstated in the link, as the event seems to have had an equal number of male and female models. But the cheese and trash and bad dancing factors cannot be overstated. And it is against cheese and trash and bad dancing that we — not just Jews but all of humanity — must be eternally, radically vigilant.
But the main issue is that it was sponsored, in part, by JTS. Maybe I should have added that link too, but as I mentioned, I forget how to blog.
Her post is such a strain, I’m surprised she doesn’t have a lady hernia. It was a fashion event! Fashion, I would think, appeals more to women even when there are only female models. In fact, since I find male apparel to be dull in comparison, the more women in dresses, the better! Is hatamsoferet saying that fashion shows are sexist? Some aspects of the commercial fashion industry are, sure, but fashion in itself — and that event specifically?
And it is against cheese and trash and bad dancing that we — not just Jews but all of humanity — must be eternally, radically vigilant.
Wow, they wooed Uri LeTzedek also. Bad move, guys.
Did anyone notice the number of Orthodox organizations that had no problems promoting themselves at that (horrendous) event? Uri Letzedek, yes, but even the Manhattan Jewish Experience (!).
And, Mr. “lady hernia” (an offensive term in and of itself) – it seems Jewish organizations should hold themselves to higher standards, except Zionism is all about lowering standards for Jews, so I’m not surprised.