Sometimes, as a historian, you come across super interesting archival sources. This snippet of a radio broadcast from the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives was one such chance find. Susan Weidman Schneider–editor of the feminist magazine Lilith– gave an interview about Jewish feminism and the stereotype of the Jewish American Princess (JAP) on the Montreal-based radio program Jewish Digest on March 12th, 1988. It is still very much worth listening to today!
Susan Weidman Schneider on Jewish Feminism and JAP-baiting
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Discovering this radio interview snippet with Susan Weidman Schneider is a true gem for anyone interested in Jewish feminism and the evolution of cultural stereotypes. Schneider’s insights on the Jewish American Princess stereotype remain thought-provoking even after decades. Kudos to the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives for preserving this valuable piece of history!