"Feminism is not about our individual clothing decisions. It’s about building power, and changing the institutional structures that oppress women. And Bialik’s insistence on modesty, though it might be personally meaningful to her, does not build the sort of power that can pull institutional levers and result in systemic changes that will stop the Harvey Weinsteins of the world before they assault and harass women for nearly three decades. The women in the Orthodox community who follow the rules and dress modestly are not granted power and leadership positions like their male counterparts are as a result. Where liberal Orthodox communities try to grant women powerful positions, the mainstream institutions of the Orthodox community have resisted these attempts at every turn."


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