- Miss Circe
- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
So my friend posted this article from the New Zealand Herald on Facebook and I thought I’d share it with the Bees. The title speaks for itself and some of the personal experiences shared by the women mentioned in the article are unfortunately similar to what I’ve gone through myself. Now I want to make it clear that I have absolutely no issue with interracial relationships, especially those between Caucasian men and Asian women, since I am in one. And I understand that people have preferences with regards to who they date but what bothers me when people seek out partners based on really misguided racial stereotypes.
And the comments made, particularly made by men, about this article at the bottom – well, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry because a number of them basically sought to justify the fetishisation the article was discussing.
The article can be found here but for those who don’t like clicking on links, here are some excerpts from the article.
“Your profile pretty much sums up why I exclusively date Asian women …. The modern American white woman has no idea how to treat a man, has no concept of a man’s need to be the dominant one in the relationship, and constantly goes about trying to assert her ‘independence’ by mistreating men and making them feel useless.”
“A social media call-out triggered a flood of first-hand accounts. This, from a young Filipino woman: ‘YES YES YES: this is my life and the life of many other Filipino women I know. I have been asked a few times if my vagina is indeed smaller because of my ethnicity. I have been told I would be a good lay if this is so.'”
“Racial-sexual profiling of any minority extends beyond an appreciation for olive skin, or pretty hair: it’s inextricably linked to centuries-old ignorance. Assumptions about “foreign” women – about their sexuality , or personality traits – didn’t appear out of the blue from nowhere. They grew from a well-watered soil of prejudice, privilege, colonialism and entitlement.”
So what do you guys think?