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-Philip K. Dick
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-Philip K. Dick
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- 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.
Old versionAmong 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 and problem-free character. Frequently found in places where you can get a Happy Ending Massage.
edited 1st Jul '12 7:50:53 AM by Xzenu
Text revisionOne classic racist & misogynistic stereotype is contempt for Asian women, in the form of considering them to be prostitutes. This stereotyping does not have to include a belief that the woman is literally a sex-worker. When the stereotype comes from the narrative itself, it comes as a pattern of difference between white and Asian female characters. While a wider range of roles is presented as natural for white characters, the female Asian characters are normally sex-workers or similar. Often played as pure sex-objects or objects for pity. When the stereotype comes from a character, the details of his prejudice or bigotry usually depends on his race. If the person doing the stereotyping is ...
- ...a white man, then he's usually a regular misogynistic racist who uses the stereotype as his excuse to treat Asian women badly.
- ...an Asian man, then he tends to have an agenda of preserving conservative gender roles while self-righteously bullying women into becoming his girlfriend.
- ...a woman, then it's probably a matter of jealousy in one way or another.
edited 1st Jul '12 7:35:50 AM by Xzenu