The first version is the more interesting one because it is graced by no less than 180 Talkbacks. A great deal of them express a lot of support for an Halachic based society and for Sar Neeman. The more titillating portion reflects the absolute paranoia of the non-Halachic world. A sight for sore eyes, R"L. Jews who are terrified of Judaism!
One interesting exchange really got my goat. It begins at Talkback #133 by one Miriam:
133. Over 100 thousand orthodox women are battered each year in Israel.
Its a big problem, 40 thousand of those are hospitilized. So do we want more halachic laws in Israel?
Miriam - New York (12/08/2009 19:40)
Do you believe that? 100,000 battered Orthodox women!! 40,000 hospitalized!!
Well neither did some other readers, notably numbers 149, 160, and 181. After being challenged by #149, Miriam came back at #155 sticking to her guns:
155. #149 Denial is not a river in Egypt, google it yourself.And the duel is on....
Its a huge problem in the Frum community, your just not aware of it. I have no axe to grind, I worked to open refuge center in Israel for Frum battered women.
Miriam - (12/08/2009 23:54)
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Here comes talkbacker 179 and sets the record straight:
179. Clarification of Miriam #133So the awful truth is out. 100,000 Orthodox women per year are "taken advantage of" by their spouses and 40,000 of which wind up bed-ridden at places like Maayanei Hayeshua. And when I see these brutal numbers, my veins surge with rage at the cruelty of this phenomenon and I scream out:
For those who may have misunderstood Miriam (#133) and her astronomical numbers, she obviously means the following:
In Israel, over 100,000 Orthodox women a year have marital relations with their husbands and 40,000 of them are hospitalized in the maternity wards.
Life can get rough for an Orthodox woman!
Is that all???