Canadian Jewish Women and their Experiences of Antisemitism and Sexism

Nora Gold

Abstract


This study explores the experiences of antisemitism and sexism among 47 Canadian Jewish women, examining the similarities and differences between these two forms of oppression. The three areas in which antisemitism and sexism converge (the Jewish American Princess stereotype, the woman's body image, and her relationship with Jewish males) all relate to intimate issues and sexual identity. The results of this study confirm the feminist recognition that "the personal is political," and that structural inequalities and oppression affect life at the deepest and most personal levels.

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