Have you seen this article? It’s called The New Trophy Wives: Asian Women, published in Marie Claire magazine by none other than an Asian writer, Ying Chu. It has outraged lots of defensive Asian women because the author proclaims that many white men have a fetish for Asian women, and that Asian women are trying to marry up. Wow. I’m stunned she said that, but I do find it quite entertaining just because it is generating so much readership. It probably has more comments than any article on their website…ever.
A friend of mine, who happens to be Asian American, posted this on Facebook and it spawned even more comments! She loathed being the object of a fetish, and thought it was creepy. I know that this is a form of racism, but I find it a bit petty because some Asian women benefit from it, and even play along with it. Sure this fetish probably attracts some really clueless morons, but I’m sure there are a few nice white guys who have always had a bit of curiosity towards Asian women and culture. Maybe he got it from watching Karate Kid II. Anyways, boy meets girl due to fetish, boy and girl actually fall in love, and they happily live every after. Even if the guy’s original intentions were a bit shady, maybe in the end he matures and sees princess from the East for who she is, no? I know TONS of white guys who have married Japanese wives. Why? Why go through all the trouble of going to Japan, learning a very difficult language, and hooking up with an Asian girl? Why not just marry Mary Anne from the back hills? Because some people just like something different. Most people may love their iPods, but there are a few renegades who love their Zunes.
What I told my friend was that though a lesser evil doesn’t make it right, at least these girls are actually objects of desire, you know? In contrast, Asian American guys have been ridiculed by American white culture, often portrayed as nerdy, unattractive comedy relief, or just mute kung fu heroes. We’ve been made fun of for our accents, portrayed with buck teeth and squinty eyes, and told we have small penises…over and over and over and over. Asian American guys have suffered quite a lot through this. But, I ain’t complaining, and we are resilient and will get our American Pie damnit! Racism does exist, and so long as people think, they will categorize, compare, and differentiate. They will naturally have racist tendencies. What most don’t realize is that racism is natural, and we all do it. A lot of these angry people act like they’ve never had a racist thought in their head, but you just haven’t analyzed your minds carefully enough. It’s baked in. Asians are some of the most racist people in the world.
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