In light of the Weiner scandal,
Jeffrey Goldberg comments on Jewish women:
I’m not going near the question of what Jewish women do or don’t do in bed, but suffice it to say that Jewish women are terribly, and contradictorily, stereotyped by society, and, often, by Jewish men themselves. Either they’re dark, hot-blooded sluts (a common Wasps fantasy, by the way — some of my best friends are Wasps with Jewish women-fixations) or they are, as Weiner would have it, the frozen chosen. The truth, of course, is that all women are different, but I’ve noticed a couple of things over the years: 1) A great number of Jewish women possess an irresistible combination of sexiness, intelligence, ambition, and a deep capacity for love; and 2) Many Jewish men, the less manly-men, in particular, are intimidated by these superstar Jewish women…
…I know this sounds as if I’m advertising for a Jewish woman, but, thanks to the great philo-Semite Malcolm Gladwell, I found the best one, thank you very much.
Seeing as he and I both managed to overcome our ethnic predisposition to being intimidated by strong Jewesses (in other words, I get where he’s coming from, I guess), it sounds to me like he’s bragging. (“Congressman Weiner represents a cliche stereotype, but check me out. I can handle the Jewish ladies.”)