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Objectification is already something that all women face regardless of race.

Our cleavage is used in advertisements to sell products or services, and even well-intentioned men speaking out against sexual assault implore other men to imagine women as “somebody’s wife, mother, daughter,” never realizing that perhaps the woman is also a “somebody.” But when race gets involved, objectification takes on a different dimension.

Unfortunately, neither of these answers is correct.

Obviously, Asian women are simply not any more docile or submissive than any other ethnicity.

Epilogue of this story is that after me, my ex dated a white boy who was just a hot mess.

He ran with gangs, fought regularly, stole from my ex’s family and generally terrorized all of them.

Naturally, since we were both living at home, we also interacted with each others’ families.

Her family was always very nice to me, and never made me feel unwelcome when I came to visit.

Being Asian means that I’m expected to do well in math and become a doctor.It is egregiously misguided to assume that an entire ethnicity of women has one set of personality traits, and the fact that some men actually believe this reflects the limited experience they’ve had with real-life Asian women.Even worse, it suggests that perhaps they are viewing Asian women more as one-dimensional objects than human beings.It implies that non-Asian women are too loud, too opinionated, too intimidating, and that men would prefer women who keep quiet and acquiesce to their every demand.The stereotype that Asian women are meek, though blatantly untrue, nevertheless reveals that perhaps yellow fever is more than just an innocent preference based on physical appearance.For Asian women in particular, objectification reduces them to infantile figures—delicate, submissive, and dutiful.


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