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

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caws_pobi
caws_pobi
Caws Pobi
Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
Loathsome Hipster Asian Fetish

Hm. I'd never heard of any "loathsome hipster Asian fetish" before reading the Jezebel post. Kind of like how I'd never heard of the "submissive Asian" generalization until an American girl was criticizing me for dating a Japanese girl.

Her: Isn't it kind of sick to exclusively date an ethnicity because the women are known to be submissive?

Me: You really think women from Japan are submissive? I must have gotten the wrong one!

Seriously, the only way Ferrell's Korean-ness could be an issue in this story is if you tracked down every guy she scammed and interviewed them. If they all say "She was a hot asian, I couldn't say no, that's what I look for" then yeah, something's up with the hipsters. And I have some issues with Jaemin Kim's quote:
Unlike any other racial group in America today, Asian women routinely are dehumanized in popular culture as sexualized, meek and voiceless objects.

Really? I didn't know all the women in rap videos were Asian. I didn't know all the daft women in VH1's rich-slut-reality shows were Asian. And I didn't know those were Asian faces adorning every fashion and porn magazine on American shelves...


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apis_cerana
apis_cerana
Erika <3
Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Loathsome Hipster Asian Fetish

Was the American girl white or Japanese? If she was white, I would've laughed at her wording -- "known to be submissive"? Ha. White people can be such white knights.

I really don't get why Jezebel racialized the whole thing, but it is true that Asian women are often sexualized and seen as being "meek" -- there's tons of Asian porn out there which exploit women using wording like "exotic", "quiet" and "lotus blossom pussy (lifted from a site verbatum, lol)", and they have been shown as being such in film and literature as well. I hate linking to Wikipedia but you can check out the sources


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caws_pobi
caws_pobi
Caws Pobi
Wed, Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: Loathsome Hipster Asian Fetish

Yes, she was white. And taking a course in feminist studies. Part of why I found her comment so bizarre/ridiculous. I crept out of the conversation when she began peppering her arguments with 'fuck'. I didn't want her getting too upset; it was her birthday.

Thanks for the link. Interesting, rather troubling stuff. (lotus blossom pussy??)


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bonsai_human
Bonsai Human
Sat, Apr. 25th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Re: Loathsome Hipster Asian Fetish

Me: You really think women from Japan are submissive? I must have gotten the wrong one!

Ha, yes, the 'submissive' stereotype hasn't exactly been true in my experience (as a straight female with female Japanese friends) either.


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