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Because i will be little and Asian, i will be fetishised by some white guys

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Earlier in the day this I went on a date with a man who told me he had a thing for Asian women year. We had been sitting across from one another at a dining table in a restaurant that is fancy he stood up to do a head-to-toe scan of me personally.

“the body is merely therefore soft and perky and tanned,” he stated.

I’m fed up with being fetishised as a result of racist stereotypes about “small and compliant” Asian ladies. Credit: Stocksy

We told myself to perform. right right Here ended up being just one more guy using what is not-so-jokingly described as yellowish Fever: the sluggish and hyper-sexualisation that is discriminatory fetishisation of Asian ladies, primarily by white males, entirely centered on competition.

It off with him, he texted: “I hate you when I tried to break. Fortunately, you will find several thousand gorgeous Japanese, Chinese and Korean girls in Sydney, therefore I would be fine.”

It is not uncommon. We have invested almost all of my adult life expending mental and psychological energy fending off men like him. And don’t tell me you can’t help who you’re drawn to.

“Yellow Fever” isn’t a choice. It’s a racial prejudice.

We have a body that is small. I’ve a face that is asian. Ladies just like me are handcuffed to a bind that is double. We have to protect against men whom infantilise us as a result of our little systems, and whom additionally think the face that is asian some kind of special gene that produces us soft-spoken, mild and non-confrontational. (more…)