Slang terms that refer to women usually relate to looks. Foremost among these is kusit. Derived from a vulgar word in Arabic that refers to female genitalia, the expression got its start in the late s as derogatory Israeli male locker-room lingo for a very attractive woman. The word is what linguists call a synecdoche, wherein an entire woman is referred to by a single part of her anatomy. The synecdoche has a long tradition in Hebrew: Nekava , which means female in both modern and ancient Hebrew, comes from the Biblical root nkv , which signifies a hole or opening. Since the late s, however, the word has been losing its power to shock.
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Ever notice that the porn industry loves the Catholic Schoolgirl but ignores her Hebrew Schoolgirl counterpart? And did you know that only one Miss America has ever been a Jewess? Never fear. The time has finally come for Jewish women to be objectified and fetishized just like spicy Latinas, ebony beauties, and exotic, fine-boned China dolls. For decades the Jewish woman has found herself woefully deprived of being reduced to her sex appeal. Apparently, she was too busy complaining, spending other people's money, and going to law school.
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These are Jewish actresses, models, actress-slash-models, and other beauties, mostly celebrities of course. Bar Refaeli, Sports Illustrated cover model, model-extraordinaire, is on this list! She's not only full-Israeli, but has been modeling since before she was eight months old. She was born to a mother who was a successful Israeli model in the '70s and has been modeling her entire life.
Jewish women are hot right now. This article does little more than call attention to the misogynistic trend it then goes on to abuse for shock value, and Irin Carmon does a great job of breaking it down at Jezebel. And how do Jewish women feel about being the object of a sexual fetish? We did not address the idea of the Jewess as an ethnically exoticized object of sexual fetish, though some commenters did. This article reminds us that this discussion is far from over.