Ms. Taken

Insofar as _Ms._ Magazine is not _Heeb_ Magazine, Jewdar is not inclined to read it in the first place. However, now we are now tempted to get a subscription just so we can cancel it. Apparently, The American Jewish Congress wanted to run a fairly inoffensive, if rather bland “ad”: in the magazine, highlighting the prominent role played by women in Israeli government. Seems reasonable to us. Apparently not to _Ms._, which “refused to run the ad.”: We have to say, we don’t find the magazine’s official excuse to be particularly compelling. You can’t run it because two of the women featured in it are from the same party, thus showing favoritism? Doesn’t that imply that the third is from another party? Doesn’t that, by definition, make it _bipartisan_? Jewdar can be as squishily lefty as the next guy, but it is moments like this that remind us why, when it comes to Israel, the left has done such an awesomely good job of alienating Jews who would normally support it.

What do you think?

About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

5 Responses

  1. mrnhghts

    Their logic is beyond my comprehension. Ms. Magazine should learn to explain their thinking so that people who aren’t womyn will understand also.

  2. fern1818

    The decision by Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Majority that has now seized control of this publication is at the very least deplorable, and smacks of poltical pandering to their PC constituency, which is notoriously anti-Israel. In the past, Ms. Magazine


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