My friend and I were getting breakfast one Tuesday morning before our lecture. We were munching on bagels, when, out of nowhere, he said:. As an Asian American woman, I found this interesting to hear from my white friend. He went on to describe his past girlfriends, and they only seemed to share one thing: ethnicity. After looking into the subject, The Quad found some of the reasonings behind why people may have these dating preferences — and that they are just one of the many manifestations of stereotypes held about Asian women both on college campuses and across the country.
Why Yellow Fever Is Different Than “Having a Type”
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Sign in. By Chin Lu. Sign-up for The Bold Italic newsletter to get the best content about life in the Bay Area in your inbox every week. What could go wrong? Even better, they believe they could use that fetish to their advantage as a fool-proof strategy for getting laid or landing a date.
'Seeking Asian Female' Film Exposes Men With 'Yellow Fever'
Earlier this year, I went on a date with a man who told me he had a thing for Asian women. We were sitting across from each other at a table in a fancy restaurant and he stood up to do a head-to-toe scan of me. I am sick of being fetishised because of racist stereotypes about "small and compliant" Asian women. Credit: Stocksy.
An Asian fetish is a strong sexual or romantic preference for persons of Asian descent, specifically East or Southeast Asian descent and sometimes South Asian descent. The fetishization of East Asians by people of other ethnicities is sometimes described by the derogatory term yellow fever. Asian women are often stereotyped as subservient, passive, and quiet. This portrayal persists today, along with the idea of Asian women—and, to a lesser extent, men—being exotic and submissive. In the afterword to the play M.