The dating app's value proposition: quality over quantity with a machine learning algorithm that provides users with one match each day at noon and a system that allows women to rate the men they date in real life.
After all, most men today are not even aware of this history.
The fetishization of Asian women hearkens back to an era when there was an enormous power difference between white men and Asian women, and Asian women were used as nothing more than recreational activity for bored American soldiers.
The decades-old history still resonates today with the continued commodification and fetishization of Asian women.
It’s no coincidence that Asian women are often stereotyped as yielding and sexually adventurous, and it’s no coincidence that one of the most prevalent misconceptions about Asian women is that they have tight vaginas.
Being Asian means that when I meet someone for the first time, they ask me where I’m from—“New York”—no, where I’m really from.
Being Asian means that men compliment me by calling me exotic.Even worse, it suggests that perhaps they are viewing Asian women more as one-dimensional objects than human beings.Objectification is already something that all women face regardless of race.Yellow fever is dangerous because it strips away the individual identities of Asian women, reducing them to nothing more than an unfair stereotype of their race.Fetishization is a form of objectification, because when you seek someone out because she is Asian, you are seeing her as a racial trope rather than an individual.Others claim that it’s a harmless preference on the basis of physical appearance, no different than a preference for blondes or girls with tattoos.