Posts tagged "asian american"

Today’s Lady News: #NotYourAsianSidekick Blows Up Twitter

The hashtag discussion #NotYourAsianSidekick blew up on Twitter over the weekend, and drew attention to the marginalization of Asian-American women in feminism. The hashtag was started by Suey Park, an organizer and writer. [BBC, Salon] What R. Kelly teaches us about how sexual predators choose and silence their victims. [Think Progress] A woman working o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2013

The Soapbox: Fall’s Most Controversial New Show Is “Elementary”

CBS’s new fall show "Elementary" has not even premiered yet, but already nerds everywhere are boycotting it. Why would people write off this modern retelling of the Sherlock Holmes story starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller so soon? There are a bunch of (not very good) reasons.

By: Lauren Hunter / September 6, 2012

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase "chink in the armor." He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2012

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad "Lin" puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word "chink" is unacceptable for an ESPN headline. His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial comments about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012