Jewish American Princess “JAP” jokes, far from being harmless humor, are forms of negative stereotyping and prejudice which demean Jewish women. There is a growing use of the negative stereotype of a Jewish American Princess (JAP) as materialistic, self-indulgent, greedy and spoiled. This myth seems to have enjoyed a growing acceptance among Jews and non-Jews alike, as a result of increased marketing of materials (i.e. greeting cards, joke books, jewelry and T-shirts) that promulgate this negative image for mass consumption.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges its affiliates: