Consider the male Asian characters in movies you’ve seen in the last several years. When was the last time you saw a North American film where a desirable Asian man played the romantic lead and didn’t know martial arts?
"Asian fat shaming has single-handedly saved generations of Asian women from the unf**kability epidemic experienced by whites and especially blacks." Wong says that even less blatantly-offensive stereotypes are still hurtful.
Being ‘into Asian chicks’ is a preference many guys don’t seem to have a problem expressing, with some even wearing it as a badge of pride.
It’s a trend that has become so widespread it’s got its own slang term: ‘Yellow fever’.
Asian women have historically been deemed more sexual but also are viewed as being more demure and feminine.
Sexual narratives about Asian women suggest that they will not challenge a man’s masculinity the way that other women of colour might.