Asian Sexualty

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The article The Sexual Bonds of Racial Stardom explains how Asian American women in Hollywood have been portrayed as scandalous women. From being thought of as prostitutes to being dark and evil people with an ulterior motive, these stereotypes don't really hold true outside of the silver screen. In our society today, Asian American women are very respectful, kind people that are intertwined into our everyday culture here in Orange County.
The article states, "You know, because Suzie Wong was a prostitute a lot of Americans got the wrong idea and they thought that all Asian women were prostitutes" (58). This clearly is implying that Americans think that Asian American women are a sex object. However, I see it as the complete opposite around the Fullerton Campus. Sure, some are more outgoing and social than others, but the vast majority of Asian American woman that I have observed are generally more quiet and reserved. On top of that, they do not really seem to wear any revealing clothing or do anything that seems provocative. That being the case, this specific stereotype does not seem to hold any water.
The article also mentions the 'dragon lady' and how she asserts herself to get back at white men. "The dragon lady uses her "Oriental" femininity, associated with seduction and danger, to trap white men" (59). While this is used far too often in Hollywood films, this stereotype also does not exist in our society. No women are looking to 'trap' another man with the thrills of sex and danger, let alone Asian American women specifically. Especially around the Fullerton campus, that is most likely the last thing on anyone's mind. They are there to study, go to classes, and once those end, maybe go out to a party on the weekend or mess around with friends just doing stupid stuff in general.
All in all, these stereotypes about Asian American women just simply do not…...

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