"But the only Jewess I ever knew (around 1979) had a very pretty face and no hooked nose. It wasn't even large [...] she was not standard Jewish cartoon material. But it seems that enough Jews do resemble the historic standard image well enough to keep it going."On the other hand, while "enough Jews" have defining characteristics,
"Trans people however have no universal distinguishing features. We come in all shapes and sizes, and we are not a particular race. And we haven't centuries of traditional caricature behind us."So she knows it's "traditional caricature" and still assumes it's true?!?
Good God. I've heard that sort of casual anti-Semitism in Britain plenty of times before. (I've heard it here, too - but not as often.) I don't think she actually gets that she's being incredibly offensive.
Lucy provided a response. Of sorts.
I acknowledge the justice of the rebuke, and apologise to all who read what I said and felt irritated, even if they didn't feel strongly enough to comment.Basically, it's not that big a deal to her. Because, by the way, Jews were not the target of her blog post.
Why I didn't initially identify and link to her blog: because I thought she'd think about how disparaging, anti-Semitic, her caricature and words were. Instead she provides an argument that because Jews were simply an illustrative, logical and rhetorical, device it's not that big a deal. Lucy, it is. It's as big a deal as Julie Burchill's rant, just not as lengthy or as deliberate. Casual bigotry is still bigotry.