So, I’ve heard this before, Amy Tan seems to believe it, and I’ve heard it recently on another site. However, I have personally never seen evidence of this. All my SAM friends are nice to ladies from what I can tell. But, there’s this rumor that says Asian men treat women badly. I’ve even heard we are abusive and violent. Is this truth or fiction? Where did this rumor originate?
I was thinking perhaps it’s because Asian men are considered ‘unexpressive’ or ‘stoic’, and we have the stereotype that we don’t show as much affection towards women as whites or blacks. Perhaps this has been misconstrued to mean that we treat women badly. Granted, more traditional Asian men may expect a woman to be a housewife and cook and clean, but I don’t see this kind of stubborn thinking these days so much. Further, there are men from other races who have the same stubborn ideas.
In any case, I don’t know of any studies that show that we are MORE abusive to women than males from other ethnicities. So, what do you guys think?