As a Jewish-American woman who is decidedly not a princess, I was thoroughly disgusted by Elissa Silverman’s “Sex and the Single JAP” (“Summer of Chandra,” 7/20).
Elissa, if you were trying to be ironic, sarcastic, and witty, you failed. And rather than shatter a damaging, but in my opinion, all-too-accurate, stereotype, you have created one that is all the more worse. God help us all if you were serious.
I am appalled that you would even joke about how Jewish women should be proud to, essentially, be considered sluts. Should we all go out and carry on affairs with prominent political figures so we can be in league with WASPs? Give me a break. Esther may have used her sexuality to save thousands of her people, but that doesn’t give you the right to mock two obviously sick, scared, emotionally twisted people who happened to go to shul on Saturdays.
And, in an effective use of sarcasm, I would like to thank you so much for perpetuating the stereotype that our generation of Jewish women are immature, obnoxious, and tactless. All of us non-JAP Jewish girls thank you so much for making it harder for people to take us seriously.