History Main / MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow

31st May '16 7:21:54 PM ionicgash
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Sadly, interracial relationships in general are still a [[MalignedMixedMarriage touchy subject]]. There still exists the notion that [[EntitledToHaveYou the women of a social category somehow "belong" to the men of that category and vice-versa]]. Those who stray are often considered some kind of [[CategoryTraitor traitor to 'their people']]. [[note]]Asiatic-European pairings are also plagued by the shadow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism Orientalism]], and a long history of stories about "pink men rescuing brown women from evil brown men". Though 'Orientalism' was originally defined by European attitudes to the Middle East, European eyes went on to view the Far East through the same paradigm.[[/note]] In any case, the modern {{stereotype}} of Asian women is that they're charmingly exotic, uber-domestic, [[AsianHookerStereotype unquestioningly-subservient nymphomaniacs]]... or, at the other extreme, [[AsianAirhead an uneducated, ditzy moron]]. Thus, her Caucasian lover will arrive and be somehow "better" than her Asian peers, often to the point of her complete devotion.

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Sadly, interracial Interracial relationships in general are still a [[MalignedMixedMarriage touchy subject]]. There still exists the notion that [[EntitledToHaveYou the women of a social category somehow "belong" to the men of that category and vice-versa]]. Those who stray are often considered some kind of [[CategoryTraitor traitor to 'their people']]. [[note]]Asiatic-European Asiatic-European pairings are also plagued by the shadow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism Orientalism]], and a long history of stories about "pink men rescuing brown women from evil brown men". Though 'Orientalism' was originally defined by European attitudes to the Middle East, European eyes went on to view the Far East through the same paradigm.[[/note]] In any case, the modern {{stereotype}} of Asian women is that they're charmingly exotic, uber-domestic, [[AsianHookerStereotype unquestioningly-subservient nymphomaniacs]]... or, at the other extreme, [[AsianAirhead an uneducated, ditzy moron]]. Thus, her Caucasian lover will arrive and be somehow "better" than her Asian peers, often to the point of her complete devotion.
30th May '16 8:21:27 PM Berrenta
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* In the Chinese novel ''Shanghai Baby'' by Zhou Weihui, the main character, a Shanghai woman in her 20s, is in a relationship with a caring but sexually impotent Chinese man, and has a steamy affair with a Western expatriate. The latter is depicted as a tall, blond, sexually aggressive German, which incidentally goes to show that the Chinese too think that BlondGuysAreEvil.

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* In the Chinese novel ''Shanghai Baby'' by Zhou Weihui, the main character, a Shanghai woman in her 20s, is in a relationship with a caring but sexually impotent Chinese man, and has a steamy affair with a Western expatriate. The latter is depicted as a tall, blond, sexually aggressive German, which incidentally goes to show that the Chinese too think that BlondGuysAreEvil.German.
28th May '16 9:14:21 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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%% * Inverted when it came to Tajiri and Torrie Wilson, and four years later another inversion came when Kenzo Suzuki fell for Torrie.
%% * DanielBryan spurned the advances of the Bella Twins (Latinas) in favour of Asian-Canadian GailKim. This doesn't pop up as much in WWE as you might think given that they love pairing Superstars and Divas as couples. The main reason is GailKim has been the only Asian diva on the roster for years. She was the only Asian diva in her first run back in 2003/2004 and is also again now since 2009.

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%% * Inverted when it came to Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri and Wrestling/TorrieWilson. Tajiri wore the pants in the relationship, both literally and Torrie Wilson, figuratively and four years later another inversion came became increasingly jealous and controlling of Wilson as it went on, forcing her to dress how she wanted and dressing her down for not loving him as a way to take out his frustrations on losing matches. Torrie, for her part, just took it, simply shaking her head when Kenzo Suzuki fell Tajiri questioned her loyalties.
* Jade Chung with Wrestling/RoderickStrong and Wrestling/AJStyles, as a result of the former sticking up
for Torrie.
and ultimately saving her from her old boss, the nefarious Prince Nana and his "crown jewel" Jimmy Rave, who literally walked all over her. In time Chung would develop as much fortitude as a pro wrestling manager can get away with having, even returning the favor to Rave.
%% * DanielBryan Wrestling/DanielBryan spurned the advances of the Bella Twins (Latinas) in favour of Asian-Canadian GailKim.Wrestling/GailKim. This doesn't pop up as much in WWE as you might think given that they love pairing Superstars and Divas as couples. The main reason is GailKim Gail Kim has been the only Asian diva on the roster for years. She was the only Asian diva in her first run back in 2003/2004 and is also again now since 2009.
8th May '16 5:10:13 PM nombretomado
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%% * On ''MissionHill'', Andy and Kevin both fall for Tina, George's older sister - Kevin because she's a fellow sci-fi geek, and Andy because, well, she's hot.

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%% * On ''MissionHill'', ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'', Andy and Kevin both fall for Tina, George's older sister - Kevin because she's a fellow sci-fi geek, and Andy because, well, she's hot.



%% * Flip-flopped in ''HeyArnold'' with Phoebe's parents: An Asian father and a white mother. (Though, due to his surname, her father could only be half-Asian.)

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%% * Flip-flopped in ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' with Phoebe's parents: An Asian father and a white mother. (Though, due to his surname, her father could only be half-Asian.)
22nd Apr '16 10:35:19 AM matruz
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with a comic strip produced by the government of China which warns Chinese women on dating foreigners, on the grounds that they could be undercover spies. [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/ No kidding]].



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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with a comic strip produced by the government of China which warns Chinese women on dating foreigners, on the grounds that they could be undercover spies. [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/ No kidding]].
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22nd Apr '16 10:31:57 AM matruz
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with a comic strip produced by the government of China which warns Chinese women on dating foreigners, on the grounds that they could be undercover spies. [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/asia/china-foreign-spies/ No kidding]].
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18th Apr '16 1:11:43 AM aye_amber
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%% * "China Girl" was penned by DavidBowie and IggyPop for the latter's 1977 album ''The Idiot'', though it's Bowie's CoverVersion in 1983 that's better-known. The inspiration for the song comes from Pop's confession of his love for Kuelan Nguyen, so take from that what you will.

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%% * "China Girl" was penned by DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie and IggyPop Music/IggyPop for the latter's 1977 album ''The Idiot'', though it's Bowie's CoverVersion in 1983 that's better-known. The inspiration for the song comes from Pop's confession of his love for Kuelan Nguyen, so take from that what you will.
17th Apr '16 8:06:08 PM sayaleviathan
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* Prior to the ContinuityReboot in 2011, we have [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]] and [[InterpidReporter Linda Park]]. However at the start, they were at odds at each other due Linda criticizing the Flash for the collateral damage. Then, they got married and had twins. Linda averts the stereotypical Asian submissive love interest because she has spunk and at one storyline, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when she watched Wally died in the hands of Kobra and requested Pied Piper to build weapons so she can put lead on Kobra despite not having any superpowers.


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* Similar to the comics, ''Film/TheWolverine'' has Logan and Mariko Yashida. But Logan is still trying to move on from Jean Grey's death while Mariko became an AdaptationalBadass due to her knife-throwing skills. In the movie's climax, Mariko is the one who saved Logan from the BigBad, [[spoiler:who happened to be her own grandfather]]. In the end, their relationship never really go anywhere except for a quick kiss and Logan went back to the United States.
10th Apr '16 6:44:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself remains unaware of his early relationship with Butterfly until it's far too late).

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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself remains unaware of his early relationship with Butterfly until it's far too late).
10th Apr '16 6:43:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself is unaware of his early relationship).

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* While ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is infamous for being a TropeCodifier of the "exotic, submissive Asian woman falls in love with Western man" plot, the opera itself is actually also something of a deliberate ''deconstruction''; the American Pinkerton is a cad who ruins the Japanese Butterfly's life with his selfish nature and thoughtlessness, topping it off by abandoning her to marry an American woman (who herself is remains unaware of his early relationship).relationship with Butterfly until it's far too late).
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