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What did you think of the question posed at the bottom of the article?
I find the "Forward" disturbing more times than not, but what struck me as odd is that the article did realize that a females sexiness is a trait that is encouraged by Judaism in a way that a man's sexiness is not... this I agree with... but I found it odd that the Forward somehow seems to think this character is unique to Judaism or at the very least is something unusual. I can't think of any culture that does not share this character. It was almost like the writer reached a conclusion she didn't like and then concluded that Jews like beautuiful women because we are inferior and then concluded that other cultures are not like this... which is a very odd conclusion. Is this the source of the Forwards progressive readers self hate and Anti-Semitism? Do feminist Jews really believe that gender traits are something that is made by Jewish law and not something that occurs naturally? I find it hard to refute the idea that feminism is in fact self hatred. I am very glad this liberal self hater allowed us a window into her warped soul.