An article by Kylie Eisman Lifschitz, chairwoman of the executive board of the Mavoi Satum organization.
From the article:
THE VETO right the state grants men over women’s freedom is unconscionable. In cases of domestic violence, when the Rabbinical Courts essentially hand the keys to a woman’s freedom over to her abuser, it is dangerous and life-threatening.
Women trapped in abusive marriages are often told by their abusive husbands that they will never let them go, that they will never remarry, that they will never have children. What kind of world have we created where the justice system sides with the abuser and punishes the victim?