Posts tagged "asian women"

Cameron Crowe Apologizes For Casting Emma Stone As An Asian Woman In “Aloha”

Cameron Crowe, director of the giant disaster, “Aloha,” has come out with a statement on his personal website about the curious case of Emma Stone, Asian. Her casting as a 1/4 Chinese, 1/4 Hawaiian woman caused quite a ripple, upsetting many with what yet another case of Hollywood whitewashing where this could and should be…

Megan Reynolds / June 3, 2015

8 Ways I’ve Been Made To Feel About My Asian Eyes

1. I’m 15 and for the first time in my life, a teacher calls me out on sleeping in class when I’ve been awake the whole time. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened earlier, because kids have made fun of my eyes since preschool. Times are a-changing I guess. I’m the only Asian in my class, one…

Robin Yang / August 2, 2014

Day Above Ground’s “Asian Girlz” Needs No Commentary

May I present to you the most WTF music video ever made for the month of July. Day Above Ground’s “Asian Girlz.” Girlz with a “z” because “s” isn’t gangsta enough. Imagine if 311 and Nickelback had sex. This band would be its gay love child.
In the first three seconds, you come to the realizatio…

The Blemish / August 5, 2013

The Soapbox: I Don’t Want Your Yellow Fever

As a kid, I was used to standing out for lots of reasons, like my “Star Wars” obsession or the black eyeliner and vampire chic that made up my high school wardrobe.

I never expected my race to be one of those reasons.

I grew up as an Asian-American among Asian-Americans,…

Kelly Kanayama / May 10, 2013

“Seeking Asian Female” Documentary & A Visual History Of The Vibrator

I totally want to see the 2012 documentary film called “Seeking Asian Female” about so-called “yellow fever” explores what Asian women really think about Western men. [AskMen]
Why a wedding at home, while cheaper than renting a venue, could actually be a huge mistake. [Hello Beautiful]
How to ask your partner to…

Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

Girl Talk: How One Asian-American Woman Defied Tradition by Pursuing Her Orgasm

At the age of three, I already didn’t want to be a girl. I saw from watching my mom what it was like to be a grown-up girl and it didn’t look good. Here are the few memories from childhood that I hadn’t managed to suppress:

We came home once to find our…

Anonymous / January 10, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m An Asian Woman And I Date … Screw It, It’s Complicated

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they’re untrue but they are incomplete.” — Chimamanda Adichie
Let’s play a game. It’s called Guess The Race.

Gentleman A was a hard partier. He did a lot of drugs and drinking in his youth. He almost failed out of…

Angela Tung / October 2, 2012

“Asian Trophy Wives”: A Label We Could Do Without

See that older white man over there with the younger Asian woman on his arm? That might not be love—that might be an Asian lady fetish. Author Ying Chu suspects as much, a subject she explores via an uncomfortable trend piece in Marie Claire about rich men like Rupert Murdoch and Woody Allen and the…

Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2009

Putting A Lid On It: Tape Gives Women Eyes Creases

Most of us have some body hangup, whether we hate our hair (“Too curly!” “Too straight!”) or bodies (“My boobs are too small!” “My boobs are too big!”). For many Asian women, it’s the lack of an eye crease — some Asians don’t have defined indentations above their eye, which is called a “double eyelid.”…

Deborah Findling / May 29, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Contraceptives, Peaking Early, And Fake Blood

Teens are more likely to use contraceptives if they’re in a romantic relationship with their partner than if it’s a casual thing. This may seem illogical, but not many of the actions performed under the influence of teenage hormones make any sense. [Washington Post]
Some Asian women in Britain who have been sexually active are…

Catherine Strawn / March 4, 2008