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Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 01:19 am
Did Beatnik Grifter Play On Loathsome Hipster Negro Fetish?

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krskrft
krskrft
Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Re: i could say something useful but i prefer schadenfreude

Wait, what?

This discussion on Jezebel didn't start with a man. The "hipster grifter" story broke, and some Jezebel writer decided that the angle was going to be that obviously this Korean-American girl chose the perfect rubes, because male hipsters just have an insatiable desire for Asian flesh.

I mean, can't you see how absolutely demeaning that is to Asian women? I know that Kari Ferrell isn't popular or anything, and she's got all this outrage directed towards her, but I don't see why that's grounds for basically saying "oh, well her goal MUST have been to use her innate Asian charms to seduce all the male hipsters, who happen also to have an innate desire to be with Asian women." I mean, first and foremost, it's super offensive to Asian women. And secondarily, it's a really stupid and pointless assumption to make about an entire group of men.

And it's coming right from Jezebel. From women, no less. Yet somehow, this is all just part of the patriarchy's giant scheme to make women fight one another. So if you're a woman, you're not responsible for what you say, esp. if you work for Jezebel, a publication which would seemingly be aimed at subverting the schemes of the patriarchy.

Yeah, that makes a great deal of sense, now that I think about it.


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tropigalia
tropigalia
Dewy-Eyed Disney Bride
Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Re: i could say something useful but i prefer schadenfreude

Having re-read the Jezebel article, I can see what you're saying. I was arguing that, whether she was actively using her ~*ASIAN DRAGON LADY CHARMS*~ (which as I now see Jezebel seemed to have been seriously arguing for) or not, that the dudes involved may still have been more susceptible to her scams because they were Pinkertons and were all, "Hey I can finally bang an Asian chick!"

Which is still possibly racist of me, I'll concede that.

I definitely disagree with Jezebel that Kari or any Asian woman actually has ASIAN DRAGON LADY CHARMS, though.

"And secondarily, it's a really stupid and pointless assumption to make about an entire group of men."

Idk about this. I won't speak for Asian girls since that'd certainly be stupid and pointless, but I guess some are bothered enough by the whole subculture to make a comm like antipinkerton


Edited at 2009-04-21 04:42 am (UTC)


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