Interracial relationships may occur for reasons distinct from race.Asian fetishes have been criticised for treating the fetishized person as an object rather than an equal partner.Rape culture is entrenched in society at ideological, institutional, and individual levels.For this article, I’m focusing on how this shows up primarily for East Asian women – however, it’s important to note the unfortunate ways Asian women become homogenized by others as East Asian.There is some overlap here with what South Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, and Muslim women experience, but these communities have unique experiences that go beyond the scope of this piece.Being fetishized, exoticized, and sexualized as geishas, china dolls, lotus blossoms, and dragon ladies to being perceived as “model minorities” and also “perpetual foreigners.” These stereotypes leveraged against East Asian women have been normalized, just like rape culture.
So the real question is not whether white men have a preference for Asian women, but why? Some argue that it’s because Asian women are more docile, submissive, and tame than their raucous and outgoing Caucasian counterparts.But in many of his photos, he is accompanied by Asian women.“Yes, he has yellow fever,” my friend confirms.No, not the potentially fatal viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, but rather a preference for Asian women. And now with the proliferation of online dating apps and websites, it can be even more daunting. is difficult enough because of cultural and stereotypical challenges.