Stereotypes About Jewish Women from Yesterday to Today

The Jewish press early in the last century 100 years ago was filled with articles written by Jewish men complaining about Jewish women.

The complaints will sound familiar to anyone aware of the modern stereotypes about Jewish woman.

Jewish women were said to be bossy, pushy, controlling, demanding, irritating, shrill, carping, vain, profligate, and shallow. They always had to buy all of the latest clothes and other popular consumer items, yet their taste in clothes was cheap and often tacky. They would spend all of their money on the latest stuff, and they were incapable of saving a nickel.

The stereotype of Jewish women as smart but not pretty (nerds) yet tenacious continues today.

The Jewish mother has a stereotype of being pushy, demanding and suffocating their sons with food and guilt.

“Eat, my son! Eat! I made it just for you! Eat it, and make your mother happy!”

The modern stereotype of the Jewish American Princess or JAP is usually of a Jewish female teenager or young woman who is typically single. She  buys everything in sight, especially all the latest stuff, typically with Daddy’s credit card. She harbors a strong antipathy to work and expects to be supported by others. The JAP is a serious drama queen with exaggerated emotional and material needs. She is pampered and superficial. Actress Fran Drescher in the TV show The Nanny plays a typical JAP.

On the plus side, yes, Jewish women can have all of those negative traits above but they are typically at least smart and often highly intelligent. They like to read and discuss intellectual topics. I remember a Jewish friend of my sister’s in her early 20’s, a college girl majoring in Philosophy, once tried to engage me in a conversation about Wittgenstein! If you like your chicks smart, Jewish women are the way to go.

They also have a reputation for being very nurturing to their male lovers and their children. Quite a few of them can be very nice, often disarmingly so. However, the very nice ones often tend to be homely also. Perhaps they are compensating. My Jewish girlfriend was a real stand by your man, loyal to the end type. I was shocked.

She also kept trying to push me to make money, but she was also rather money-smart and was always telling me how to do business properly, how to sell myself, how much to charge, etc. She was there to help me run my life and her role was to live her life through me just like the loyal Filipina who even dresses you in the morning and combs your hair before sending you off. She was also pretty horny. Jewish women typically do not have the hangups common to Christian women because Jewish culture and religion are not very hung up about sex.

The exception is the ultra-Orthodox, who are insanely neurotic about sex. They are still quite capable of doing the deed though, as you can see when you notice the ultra-Orthodox woman in her shawl walking down their street wither her eight children and another bun in the oven. By the way, many secular Jews seriously hate the ultra-Orthodox. My secular girlfriend had an almost insane hatred of ultra-Orthodox Jews.


Filed under Culture, Jews, Judaism, Psychology, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Romantic Relationships, Sex, Women

5 responses to “Stereotypes About Jewish Women from Yesterday to Today

  1. Jewesses love anal sex, they also suck a mean cock.

    • This is true, many female porn stars are Jewish. Perhaps 50% although the overall rate has lowered since porn participation became more open to everyone.

  2. Another William Playfair Web

    I am fond of young Jewish women, at least ones that are not from blue-collar Jewish neighbourhoods. They are very smart, and have a mild disposition, in general, which I like.

  3. John

    do Jewish women also have bad eyesight. I have noticed a lot wear glasses, particularly orthodox Jewish wome, I noticed for example in interfaith photos a higher percentage of Jewish women have glasses. I do have empathy for Jewish women, I do think that it’s harder for women to accept who they are

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