The vile culturati Lena Dunham (born in NYC to a Protestant father & a Jewish mother) pens “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz” in the New Yorker. Among her foray into Jewish stereotypes and tropes are:
- He’s crazy for cream cheese.
- I feel that he is judgmental about the food I serve him. When I make something from scratch, he doesn’t want to eat it, but he also rejects most store-bought dinners.
- This is because he comes from a culture in which mothers focus every ounce of their attention on their offspring and don’t acknowledge their own need for independence as women. They are sucked dry by their children, who ultimately leave them as soon as they find suitable mates.
- As a result of this dynamic, he expects to be waited on hand and foot by the women in his life, and anything less than that makes him whiny and distant.
- He doesn’t tip.
- And he never brings his wallet anywhere.
- He respects my father but is intimidated by his Waspy, buttoned-up demeanor, flat cadence, and inability to express physical affection toward other men. The tension between them takes the form of passive-aggressive pissing matches and hostile silences.
To the rescue comes the Jewish Defense League…. Er, I mean the Anti-Defamation League called Dunham’s article “tasteless,” one that “plays with offensive stereotypes” about Jews:
“Humor is a matter of taste, and people can disagree if it is funny or not. Some will certainly find offensive Lena Dunham’s stereotypes about cheap Jews offensive. Others will take issue with the very idea of comparing a dog and a Jewish boyfriend,” said Abraham Foxman, ADL National Director. “The piece is particularly troubling because it evokes memories of the ‘No Jews or Dogs Allowed’ signs from our own early history in this country, and also because, in a much more sinister way, many in the Muslim world today hatefully refer to Jews as ‘dogs.’”
“We doubt that Ms. Dunham had any intention of evoking such comparisons,” Foxman added. “While we understand that humor is its own special brand of expression and always try to give leeway to comedians, we wish that she had chosen another, less insensitive way to publicly reflect on her boyfriend’s virtues and vices. We are surprised that the New Yorker chose to print it.”
Abe is probably surprised the New Yorker chose to print it… due to the fact that the New Yorker is a predominately Jewish magazine.