|Years:||I am 53|
It was somewhat of a non sequitur from the conversation.
He proceeded to give me a knowing look before launching into a monologue about his ever-enlightening travel experiences and exes overseas. He grins at me.
I give him side-eye. This one has lived abroad in South Korea. He tells me he likes my tattoos and asks how my parents feel about them. Where ya going, baby? One study conducted across four U. However, there are those sly fetishists who can appear innocuous on the outside but have yellow fever vibes brewing beneath the surface.
They all managed to white-splain Chinese or Asian culture, whether in the form of travel stories, pop culture, anime, or tales of the Asian communities they immerse themselves in while simultaneously putting me on a pedestal for, well, just being Asian. These casual relationships have been short-lived.
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I only got into them because I was not fully aware, at first, that I was being fetishized. Perhaps these men are looking for an Asian woman who fits the stereotype of being submissive and quiet, but I am hardly that. I grew up in a largely white city in Ohio, and I always have been and always will be vocal about mistreatment of people of color and backwards politics.
So why have my partners all been white? The first was with a classmate from my predominantly white high school. The next two were also Ohio boys with whom I had mutual friends and a past.
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I met my current partner online, and we immediately hit it off over our shared interests. My race is not one of them. None of these guys have a history of seeking out Asian ladies. In every case, I was their first Asian partner.
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I too have dated men of various races and backgrounds. Now that I live in the diverse city of Los AngelesI feel it would be silly to only seek out one particular race. I talk about how these experiences have shaped me into who I am today and how I always want to be more connected to my roots.
Once I trust someone, I open up about my background and life as a Chinese-American woman. The individual pictured is a model and the image is being used for illustrative purposes only.
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