East is east and West is west and never the twain shall meet. Even in the cyberspace age of Skype and the Internet the cross cultural relations between east and west has a long way to go still. In this provocative book, the reductionist perspective towards Asians by Westerners can't be underestimated. Between limited images in the media and categorizing Asian men and women into narrow stereotypes, it's no wonder this book caused reactions.
No, I am not like Suzie Wong or the Geisha you see on TV. No, I do not speak Chinese or know martial arts. Yes, I am an expert at eating with chopsticks. Yes, I am excellent at math. No, I am not submissive. Yes, I am Asian but Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and German blood also flows in my veins. No, my second language is not Japanese or Korean. Yes, I do know other languages, they are French and German.
The documentary "Seeking Asian Female" profiles the relationship between a 60 year old man named Steve and 30 year old Sandy. Steve and Sandy meet online. Where else would they meet since the pair are worlds apart and not just by geography? Steve, in his yellow fever obsession, seems keen on an Asian wife more for stereotype than compatibility.
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As a resident of New York City and a fan of professional athletics, I'm duty-bound to somehow comment on the "Linsanity" currently taking place with the New York Knickerbockers. Jeremy Lin, a Harvard graduate, has begun starting for the Knicks and taken the hearts of New Yorkers. But there have been some "racist" bumps along the way. Is having an Asian fetish racist? Here's how to tell if a guy has one
How To Get the man of your dreams.com has decided to tackle one of the toughest and most controversial subjects of our century, with a solution and explanation through mathematical and economic deductive reasoning. It is purely a mathematical equation. If you talk to 100 black women and get one decent one, and you talk with 100 white women and get twenty decent women, it just makes mathematical and economic sense to date the women with whom you would have spent the most amount of time and had the least financial burden.
These two articles from The Economist are both long and excellent, with lots of graphs and in-depth reporting, so I won't keep you from reading them by writing a wordy post. The first article is more of an over view of what's going on with half the world's women. The second one is more in-depth, exploring all the possibilities, and, an especially nice touch, refusing to consider Asia as a uniform giant, instead recognizing there are several different traditional patterns of marriage, multiple attitudes towards women's education, contraception use, and women'