For the Jewish ladies here. Is it disrespectful to refer to Jewish people as Jews? I know everyone does it, but it seems really disrespectful to me. Also, the first time I heard the term it was from the same teacher that told us (in 3rd grade no less) that gay people "prefer to be called queers", so you can see how I wouldn't trust his judgement.
Answer by Marwill at 11:04 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by su_kay at 9:28 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
I say Jewish too. it takes only a millisecond to add the ish to jew, so why not just say Jewish? And yes it seems derogatory. But i never asked a jewish friend, so i really don't know how they feel about it.
Answer by samurai_chica at 9:38 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by jenettyshome at 9:44 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
I'm not Jewish but I don't see how it would be... I don't think it's usually the word itself that is offencive but the usage... Gay, Queer, Jew, Witch, Preacher... They all have the power to be negative IF used in that fashion. So to say that it's disrespectful, I don't think so... It's how the word is being used that COULD make it so.
And BTW... The only silly or stupid question is the one not asked.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:51 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:54 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by pnwmom at 11:03 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by AnnieMcD at 11:26 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Thank you Marwill. The question had me thinking as well. Your answer was most helpful.
To the OP: Good question! Thanks for asking it.
Answer by beeky at 11:48 AM on Feb. 5, 2009