I consider myself to be very liberal and open minded, but I guess if you don’t know me, the joke could leave some with a bad taste.
But to set the record straight: The joke about men being primitive is a joke.
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And for the record, I came up with it when I was dating a Sephardic guy and he thought it was hilarious. And I saved the best response for last – the allegation that I was anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist, and anti-Semitic.
However, the problem is that the thread was deleted so I don’t have the original comment.
But to say the least, I was berated as being a greater threat to Israel than Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas combined.
The opinions, facts and any media content here are presented solely by the author, and The Times of Israel assumes no responsibility for them. I recently released a video on Tips for Dating Israeli Men.
While many people loved the video, especially American women and some men who are waiting for the version about dating Israeli women, I did get some interesting feedback.
The video is a loving joke about the cultural gaps between us that can sometimes cause funny misunderstandings.
As much as the video makes fun of some stereotypes of Israeli men, it is also making fun of us, American women – getting all excited about a guy calling us sweetie or thinking that a guy inviting us to a family dinner must mean it is a serious relationship. One of the tips was based on my very first culture gap experiences. I was surprised when he took me back home to his parents’ house when we were both twenty-two years old.
What was more shocking to me was that his parents were completely fine with it.
For instance, I had a very serious boyfriend in college in the US and our parents (both his parents and mine) made us sleep on opposite sides of the house. Then of course there were the Israeli men who were very defensive.
They seemed to think that the best way to get back at me was to call me a lonely, man-hating lesbian. Then there were the men that proved this comment true and saw the video as an opportunity to begin flirting. The tips were obviously targeted to the more secular audience, but that did not stop some religious people from jumping into the conversation: 5.
I also got a number of private messages legitimately pointing out that I might have been dating the wrong type of people. Then there were the more serious comments about racism, which I took very seriously.