I like her suggestion to use older movies to start conversations about this kind of stereotyping. I have a few years to learn from Jean MacLeod's experiences before I have to go down this particular trail, I think!
'SWM, 64, Looking for Asian Woman'
How do I describe the spasm of parental pain, anger and fear induced by Date*Line’s Ad of the Week? Like it’s not enough that I have to worry about prepping my Chinese American high-schooler for student shootings, abductions while jogging, and 16 year old bad boys--now I need to figure out how to talk to her about old white guys looking for fantasy China Doll sex?
Or Geisha sex, or Dragon Lady sex, or Miss Saigon sex? Aaaargh! Yes, I was really happy to add ‘perverts’ to the list of difficult topics I’ve been attempting to address
with my Asian daughters:
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When will ‘Chinese orphan’ become the hot, new, fantasy sexual experience for Asiaphiles?
5 weeks ago