By accusing me of objectifying women based on their race, I felt compelled to do just that.Without hesitation, I categorized past partners along racial lines, and referenced a time when I’d also dated within my own race. My frustrations with casual charges of yellow fever aren’t unique—I’m sure many of the points I’ve raised, here, also apply to other kinds of relationship-shaming.
When strangers and acquaintances casually accuse me of having yellow fever, it’s both personally insulting and racist towards my Asian partners.That’s because, one, they wouldn’t have doubted my feelings for these women had they been white, and two, they’re implying that these women date men who only value them for their skin color.I didn’t think much about yellow fever at the time, though, because my 12-year-old brain was a veritable encyclopedia of crude lingo.To me, it was just another form of teasing that I threw into my sizable trashcan of forgotten terms, lying dormant all these years—until now.Interracial marriage statistics indicate that Asians marry out the most, excluding Native americans.
Asians marry out at 28% , versus that of 19% for African Americans , and 7% for whites.Such men believe all Asian women are docile and hypersexual, and happily project these qualities onto potential romantic partners.In other words, they prey on Asian women simply because they’re Asian.Obviously , there is something deep at work here , or else the marriage rates would not have such a big discrepancy.For most, it is the significance of growing in in These powerful desires shape the subjectivities, fantasies, and intimate desires of Asian Americans from a young age. For Asian men and Asian women alike, we are influenced by the later. There is also a hegemonic femininity , an ideal that is much easier for an Asian female to attain, since she has no cultural penalties imposed on her. In males and females , it influences both sexes to see the opposite white sex as a trophy to attain. When you were young , did you wish you were as pretty , or as muscular as that white model that was shown in the magazines , or television show?A man who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, for example, needs an additional 5,000 to be as desirable as a man who is approximately 6 feet tall (the median height in our sample) and who makes ,500 per year.