What Does Jewish Look Like To You?
Procrastinating is always loads of fun, and thanks to the Internet, it’s really easy to do. One such time that I was putting off doing something important, I noticed this picture (embedded in this post).
Yeah, ha ha, very funny. It even reminds me of the “Death to All Juice” protest sign. Hilarious.
However, it occurred to me: generally offensive caricature aside, why are these Jews portrayed as male?
When you Google Image “Jew” and skim the results, almost all of the pictures are of white Ashkenazi-looking Hasidic males. The few pictures that aren’t are mostly anti-Semitic or anti-Israel; women and non-Hasids make up a small minority. When you Google Image “Orthodox Jews,” it’s the same (except for the much-loved Tefillin Barbie).
I suppose these results just …