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2021-07-30T12:57:35.707Z

Gal Gvaram has 555,000 followers, she taught the police how not to treat complainants in sexual offenses. Simon Bales has 5.8 million followers, she taught that mental health is also important and especially that she is not ashamed. Now give Avishag Samberg a follow-up - go find out what she's going to do with it one day



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Girl Power: Gal Gvaram kicked police in the testicles, Simon Bales presented a wonderful human side

Gal Gvaram has 555,000 followers, she taught the police how not to treat complainants in sexual offenses.

Simon Bales has 5.8 million followers, she taught that mental health is also important and especially that she is not ashamed.

Now give Avishag Samberg a follow-up - go find out what she's going to do with it one day

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Press conference with Avishag Samberg (Photo: Yotam Ronen, video editing: Amit Simcha)

Another week in which it is wonderful and horrible to be a woman in the world has come to an end.

On Saturday, 19-year-old Avishag Samberg won Israel's first (and meanwhile, only) bronze medal in Tokyo.

On Tuesday, Simon Bales, the legendary and legendary American gymnast, announced that she was retiring from the group competitions at the Olympics due to a mental crisis.

At the end of that day, Gal Gvaram uploaded a 6-minute video to Instagram that kicked the Israeli police in the testicles.

3 women, 3 very different and seemingly unrelated stories.

And yet I seek to identify within them some common denominator.

Do not need a note from a doctor.

Simon Bales (Photo: Reuters)

Simon Bales - not at any cost

Minutes after Simon Bales decided to retire from the team competition at the Olympics, the American Gymnastics Association was quick to issue a statement that she had retired due to an "injury". I guess someone there thought they were doing it for her, that they were "guarding it." It is the same association by the way, which for years employed Larry Nasser as the team doctor and allowed him to space the body and mind of many dozens of gymnasts over the years. But let’s put that aside for a moment, if at all possible, for the purpose of focusing on the mindset that led to the hasty release of a message that came to cover up Bales ’mental and real reasons for retiring from the deal.



As many better than me have already written, the decision to retire was perhaps the most difficult in Bales' career, perhaps in her life in general. For a professional athlete whose competition, struggle, excellence, perseverance are the core of her existence - to leave hands and say stop, it does not suit me, not like that - it is almost imaginary. But what happened next, is no longer imaginary at all, but painfully familiar to quite a few women. The gymnastics association's attempt to present retirement as something physical, as if its difficulty is some weakness to disguise, and Bales' decision not to allow it.



How easy and tempting it can be to hang on to a logical excuse someone else provides for you when you have a crappy day, and Simon Bales had a really crappy day on the mat in Tokyo. How much self-belief do you need to refuse this easy solution and say, it's not an injury. It's me. I'm not ready, I can not, I do not want it right now. And that's a good enough reason, do not need a note from a doctor.



The gathering battle that is taking place in the public consciousness over the status of women has brought many of us to a corner where we feel that in order to maintain what we have already achieved we must continue to push, no matter what.

Succeeding in doing everything to prove that we can do anything.

Always.

Let them not tell us no.



But listen, we're not.

Not because we are women, because we are human.

And everyone should and should know and understand that - including ourselves.

So thanks to Simon Bales for the reminder, and thanks but no thanks to the American Gymnastics Association - do not overdo your gymnastics.

Give them a real backing that supports what they want and need instead of a bear hug that protects your interests more than theirs.

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It's good to have Gal Gvaram (Photo: screenshot, from Gal Gvaram's Instagram account)

Gal Gvaram - Contempt for the uniformed blues

Gal Gvaram could also turn around and return home to doubt herself after an Israeli police diary sent her the traditional greeting to complainants about sexual offenses: "Why haven't you complained until now?", When she came to file a complaint against Shai Avital. But instead she took out the phone and uploaded to Instagram a real-time 6-minute video of an unedited, uncensored, straight-up indictment against the police, calling on injured women to come and complain and when they come retaliate with a box in their stomach and a link to file an online complaint. Contempt for the uniformed blues.



Instead of internalizing the stabbing of the outside supplier that this random policeman had thrown at her, she took the knife and turned it to the opposite side and put all the police on their feet. There is no policeman in the country who has not submitted his personal apology to her, even the Minister of Internal Security has apologized. Less than a day passed and even the policeman was found flesh and blood (and not a bot) to collect a complaint from her. What it means? It is difficult to determine.



Will victims of sexual offenses who come to complain to the police not be confronted with statements of this kind from now on forever?

unlikely.

Not every complainant is Gal Gvaram, with half a million followers on Instagram.

But it's good to have Gal and her resonance in social.

With followers you may not shop at the grocery store, but you can change the reality for the better.

In fact you can also buy with it in the grocery store, power in social media can also be translated into money.

Which brings us to this week's third heroine - Avishag Samberg who said after winning a bronze medal (meanwhile, Israel's only Olympic medal in Tokyo) that she hopes it will bring her more followers on Instagram.

None of us knew that Taekwondo was conceived in the above or in the future, so thank you for that too, Avishag Samberg!

(Photo: AP, Themba Hadebe)

Avishag Samberg - Add a follower

There were those who enjoyed raising their noses at Samberg (how do you like them) as if it was just some millennial girl who doesn't understand her life and all she cares about is that they like her.



But Samberg understands this life very well - she has been seeking funding for competitions abroad for years, and travels mostly at the expense of her parents to represent the country. She knows that most of us did not know that taekwondo is an Olympic sport at all (and that none of us knew it was conceived in the above or in the future, so thank you for that too, Avishag!). I've added a follower to it, add it too.



Gal Gvaram has 555,000 followers, she taught the police how not to treat complainants in sexual offenses.

Simon Bales has 5.8 million followers, she has taught them and many others that it is okay to give up and not compete at any cost.

That mental health is also important and especially that it is not shameful.

Give Avishag Samberg a follow-up - go find out what she's going to do with it one day.

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