To My Antisemitic, Woman-Hating Bully: You’re Evil And Sad

There’s not a lot of love for us Jews these days. Whether we’re one percent Jewish or one hundred, nasty remarks about being Jewish abound all over the internet. Many regard Lena Dunham’s essay, “Dog Or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz” for The New Yorker’s humor section to be not so humorous; it’s actually quite anti-semitic despite the actress and writer’s Jewish roots.

Daily Show host Trevor Noah was also called out for some of his off-color tweets about Jews. I kind of thought that since it’s 2015, anti-semitism would be out of fashion. Apparently, it’s become more in taste to bash Jews.

Yes, Jews are known for our self-deprecation and dark humor, so (to be fair) when it comes to funny, it’s hard to say what behavior is simply dark humor, self-hating Jewishness, or simple anti-semitism.

But when sentiments are clearly anti-semitic, it is wicked.

Read More: To My Antisemitic, Woman-Hating Bully: You’re Evil And Sad

Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones But Your Words Will Never Hurt Me,

Laura

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2 thoughts on “To My Antisemitic, Woman-Hating Bully: You’re Evil And Sad

  1. TransparentApparent says:

    You never disappoint, Laura. I must say that I am very disappointed in Trevor’s comments because he is a brilliant, super-intelligent, socially aware, hilarious observationalist. I do hope he understands that his comments were not well-received by many and that they were hurtful. But in the realm of marriage/dating/friendship, I find anti-Semitic speech and attitudes disgustingly off-putting and as a result, and not realizing this until after almost two decades of marriage, I cannot look at my husband without being repulsed by his blatant anti-Semitic beliefs. Crazier still is that we are an interracial couple; he is White of ? ethnicity (he’s adopted) and I am a Black Southern woman who has always felt a sense of affinity with Jews; their struggles and their ultimate survival is both sad and inspiring…and familiar so when he goes off on his hate-filled tangents, I always remind him that being adopted and not knowing his own heritage, I cannot wait until the day he discovers he, too, is of Jewish heritage. I mean, we don’t know if he is or not but that would at least be my hope. Either way, I will not allow him to teach his misguided bigotry to our son, a true and proud 10 year old feminist and friend to all, regardless.

    • frommtvtomommy says:

      I find that really cool that you have felt that affinity with Jews, as I am a huge fan of the Harlem Renaissance and Black writers in general. I am glad you are doing your part to not pass on your husband’s attitude to your son. I am sure your son will follow your example– son’s love their moms 🙂 To me, feminism is being a friend to all. I have always been fascinated and intrigued by other people– never repulsed. Just obsessed with other cultures, etc. I guess I am a true people person. Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

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