Asian Fetish Myth, Part II

November 15, 2007

Since I posted on the dating study by economists last week, I’ve seen the topic pop up all over the place.
Maureen Dowd focused more on the aspect that said men responded to women who seemed less smart than them, extrapolating the data to apply to Hillary Clinton.

But the most inflammatory response had to be over at Jezebel, where the blogger felt as though she could very well identify with the plight of the fetishized Asian woman: “I know because I practically am Asian …” I’m assuming that “practically” means, well, that she is NOT Asian. But the best part of her post had to be this:

[W]hen talking about the AZNs we are allowed to talk about stereotypes without regard for the numerous and glaring exceptions out there, so here goes: there are a few reasons some dudes prefer Asian women, and it starts with the fact that they are very rarely unattractive, and they are even more rarely stupid, and they are even more rarely than that fat. They have really nice skin and they're not afraid to tell you yours looks bad.

Samhita at Feministing lets her have it for such ridiculous analysis.




that feministing link is broken
fixed now.