Monday, August 4, 2008

Op Ed whines, "I'm not whiny."

Roger Cohen, at the New York Times, writes an editorial, about an antisemitic cartoon in France, where his main point is that he's not whiny. Phoebe Maltz makes the point that, "To get all in a huff because of anti-Semitism is to be one of those whiny Jews." It's hard for me to believe that there isn't also more to it, but that stereotype of the shrilly neurotic Jew obsessed with antisemitism is definitely a major reason we can't have an honest discussion of antisemitism.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tell me about it. Just today on Feministe, someone was branded a troll for pointing out an anti-Semitic comment.