Okay, lets get to work.
The description runs on three basic distinctions:
- The distinction between white and Asian.
- The distinction between the one doing the stereotyping and the one being stereotyped.
- The distinction between stereotyping actively done by characters and stereotyping built into the narrative.
It appears the current description puts too much emphasis on the first distinction while failing to adequately communicate the other two distinctions.
drdeathray: You highlight five uses of "white" or "western", but three of these five are actually about white women being stereotyped
, not about white people doing stereotyping. Granted, they are being stereotyped in acomparatively favorable light, but that doesn't change that they are being stereotyped. It is obvious from your argument that you have failed to see this distinction. And it is also obvious that if you make this mistake, then others will do the same mistake as well. Thus, you have successfully proven that the description needs to be clarified.
Also. The current description seems to be trying to squeeze a "playing with" page into the main page, leaving it even more garbled.
New version incoming, copypasting the old
version here for backup
Among racist stereotypes, one of the classics is that the difference between white women and Asian women is that white women are respectable while Asian women are to be considered as prostitutes. Whether or not the individual Asian woman is a sex worker or not is often beside the point.
Historically starting out among white people, this stereotype has since been adopted and nourished by some conservative Asians, as a Double Standard
to keep "their" women in line: Western women can be free and still respectable, but an Asian woman behaving in the same way is to be condemned as a prostitute. This typically come in the form of Entitled to Have You
implications that every Asian woman has some kind of duty to marry an Asian man - if she goes Asian Gal with White Guy
, these guys may even consider her a "Race Traitor
This trope can come to play in many different ways. When it is a part of a work's narrative itself, it might come in the form of the work's only female Asian character just happening to be a sex worker. When the trope is played by a character, it often come in the form of sexual harassment against a female Asian character - either by a white guy who consider her a whore for being Asian, or by an Asian guy who consider her a whore for not choosing him. It can also be used against male white characters, accusing him of being a john for visiting Asian countries or hanging out with Asian women.
This trope is sometimes used as a counterpoint for some other trope. In some settings, Asian women are Yamato Nadeshiko
by default, but are easily Defiled Forever
into this trope. In other settings, all Asian women are bad, although in different ways: She may be either this trope, or a devious Dragon Lady
. In any case, an Asian Hooker Stereotype character might morph into an Asian Babymama
Often played as a pure sex-object
or object for pity
. Hardly ever played as a admirable
Frequently found in places where you can get a Happy Ending Massage
edited 1st Jul '12 7:50:53 AM by Xzenu