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When Asian women are stereotyped as “submissive” and “exotic.” When fetishes for Asian women get reduced to and perceived as, “Well, why is it a problem that you’re told you’re all so beautiful and delicate?It’s a compliment.” All of the above are examples of rape culture – cultural practices that excuse or tolerate sexual violence by ignoring, trivializing, or normalizing it.
Myths that equate “exotic” with “promiscuous” minimize and normalize experiences of sexual assault.
“It has everything to do with patriarchy.” An then goes on to write that she’s “one of those [Asian girls] that date lots and lots of (mostly, but not always) white guys. It’s simple: I’m a racist.” Now, to proudly out yourself as a “racist” in the second line of a first-person confessional takes a nearly terminal excess of chutzpah, blissful ignorance or both.
It also serves as a smoking gun that something was up in the piece’s narrative — that maybe it shouldn’t be taken entirely at face value.
41–61% of Asian American women experience physical and/or sexual violence, but these incidents of assault Legacies of white sexual imperialism continue to be taken up by white men as well as men of color – and we must grapple with the ways gendered, racialized, and sexualized violence work in our communities.
Though they may seem like a harmless infatuation with Asian women and our bodies, fetishes of Asian women link to experiences of racist, sexual violence and have negative impacts on our physical safety and mental and emotional health.