An Asian dude by the name of Wesley has a site called Stuff That Is Awesome, and on it, he’s publsihed a bitter, funny and at least partly-true essay called The Curse of the Asian Man. It may help explain why Details’ Gay or Asian? puff piece garnered so much ire.
Go give it a look. I love the illustrations he included:
It’s true: in fact, the next items on the “To-Do” list in my iCal are “Avenge death”, followed by “Pick up dry cleaning”.
I stumbled across this entry after seeing this entry in Richard’s Just a Gwai Lo, which took me to this entry in Karl’s La Grange, which in turn took me to the asian asymmetry entry in Joseph’s Goatee, which also points to this entry in Nora’s blog, Au Jus, in which she writes:
them in my community. when i was a kid it was really important to fit
into the white community so white was the standard of attractiveness.
sometimes i find myself wishing i were single so i could deny the whole
white male power thing (not that my SO is the epitome of white power
[snort]). sometimes i’m tired of being a part of the asian female/white
male couple cliche. sometimes it feels like i’m trying to live some
sort of jungle fever in reverse thing. sometimes i want to refute the
whole idea of “look at how accepted i am! look how i fit in! i can even
date white boys now!” maybe i should sign up to get a date with william hung.
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