West Bank rabbi bans women from local election

The chief rabbi of a West Bank settlement has prohibited women from standing in a local community election. Here are some of his (very persuasive) reasons: -Women must only be heard through their husbands -Women should not be given authority -This is the proper way of avoiding women and their husbands from voting differently -It is inappropriate for women to mix with men in late evening meetings

Women's groups, like Israel Women's Lobby, have (obviously) condemned his comments.