Created By: Woffit66 on July 12, 2012

All Asians Are Perverts

The (obviously false) belief that Asians are all sex crazed weirdos obsessed with panties.

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A common belief amongst many people is that all Asians, or a particular Asian ethnicity, usually the Japanese, are misogynistic creeps who are obsessed with soiled underwear. Occasionally applied to other types of Asians, but usually to the Japanese.

This is, of course, not the case, but there are reasons why the belief exists. Firstly, many things that westerners consider weird are thought of as mostly harmless in Japan. The Panty Shot, for example, was originally used to show a character's innocence, or just as a form of humour, and was not intended to be sexual at all.

Also, Shinto, Japan's native religion, and many other Asian religions,have a very down to earth view on sex: it happens, it's necessary, so enjoy it. The Japanese creation myth involves the literal birth of the universe, and doesn't try to pretend it was produced by any method oher than sex. Likewise, the Japanese general opinion on sex is that it is nothing to be ashamed of, just as long as you do it discretely.

Often when westerners hear about things like this, they assume it must be because "those filthy Japs are downright depraved" and also make no effort to consider that the Japanese might find some western culture perverted or weird. Not helped by sensationalist media trying to make a story, or worse, people taking a joke story seriously.

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Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • July 12, 2012
    You know, if you are going to make a YKTTW for a race/ethnicity-related trope with no examples listed, you're kind of asking for people to take it the wrong way.
  • July 12, 2012
    Sounds more like complaining than a trope. Also, I'm not sure it is "obviously false"- I mean obviously nothing applies to everyone in a group, and I'm not even saying that I think that a majority/substantial number of Japanese are perverts- but at the same time, the OP seems to be alleging that "nothing Japanese that is seen as perverted (cough lolicon cough) actually is"

    Also, not sure how to approach the mythology detail- I don't think that's why Japanese would be seen as perverted- the example suggests that the reality is that they are more sex positive than Westerners- which could be true if you looked only at religious texts, but at least the stereotype would probably be that Japanese are repressed.
  • July 12, 2012
    The only recurring Asian character in Dexter is full-time pervert Vince Masuka.
  • July 12, 2012
    Yeah we're gonna need some examples quick. And is the compared trope a trope?
  • July 12, 2012
    ^ it is, but yeah, examples or no trope
  • July 12, 2012
    "The Japanese creation myth involves the literal birth of the universe, and doesn't try to pretend it was produced by any method oher than sex. "

    Also the way the above is written makes it sound like you are asserting that the universe was in fact created in a sex act. You know, as in, in reality.
  • July 12, 2012
    How about Happosai from Ranma 1/2 as an example, then.
  • July 13, 2012
    ^ No all the characters in that are Asian. It's just that Happosai is a Loveable Sex Maniac . I've seen stereotypes like this, but only online, not in works.
  • July 13, 2012
    Also, All X Are Y snowclones are frowned upon.
  • July 13, 2012
    Yeah. This probably was a bit rubbish. It is my first attempt, and it didn't work very well. I think this one needs nuking.

    Sorry for time wasting.