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Fetishization is a form of objectification, because when you seek someone out because she is Asian, you are seeing her as a racial trope rather than an individual.
And that’s why Asian women are suspicious of white men who serially date Asians: we’re concerned that we’re just one in a long list of submissive objects for them to use at their leisure.
That’s because ethnicity is more than just physical appearance.
Being Asian means that when I meet someone for the first time, they ask me where I’m from—“New York”—no, where I’m really from.
This led to the creation of local sex industries around the military bases, where thousands of women were coerced into prostitution for the sole purpose of servicing U. As a result, some of the first encounters American soldiers had with Asian women were in the context of being sexually serviced. And when white men and Asian women begin dating, it’s often because they have a genuine romantic connection, not because he views her as a commodity.
There is even a Tumblr blog that compiles messages from “creepy white guys with Asian fetishes.” Yellow fever was also depicted in Debbie Lum’s documentary, Seeking Asian Female, which takes a close look at relationships between white men and Asian women.
For Asian women in particular, objectification reduces them to infantile figures—delicate, submissive, and dutiful.
The fact that docility and submissiveness are viewed as favorable traits for Asian women is telling.
The fetishization of Asian women hearkens back to an era when there was an enormous power difference between white men and Asian women, and Asian women were used as nothing more than recreational activity for bored American soldiers.
The decades-old history still resonates today with the continued commodification and fetishization of Asian women.