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. I told myself to run. Here was yet another man with what is not-so-jokingly referred to as Yellow Fever: the lazy and discriminatory hyper-sexualisation and fetishisation of Asian women, primarily by white men, solely based on race.
Kellie Chauvin and a history of Asian women being judged for whom they marry
As more details around the death of George Floyd are revealed, other developments, including that the ex-officer charged with murder in the case was married to a Hmong American woman, have prompted discussion. It's also led to a spate of hateful online remarks in the Asian American community around interracial relationships. The ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired the day after Floyd's death and now faces murder and manslaughter charges. The day after his arrest last month, his wife, Kellie, filed for divorce , citing "an irretrievable breakdown" in the marriage.
I'm An Asian Woman Engaged To A White Man And, Honestly, I'm Struggling With That
He hates it when I do this. So do I, really. We live in San Francisco, so this dip is as common as the hills.
Here are some of the more common ones I've heard:. Almost all of the women I talked with said that they love that their men enjoy life. Her Chinese friends told her that no Chinese guy would want to date her.