San Franciscans tend to be more informed when it comes to matters of race, yet even now I witness moments of appalling ignorance. Why are we so quick to believe that Asian men have small penises, I wonder?
Denigrating jokes (or just altogether racist rants) about the size of Asian guys’ dicks are so common they’re not even recognized as racist rhetoric. Never mind that the majority of studies have been based on shaky research methods (data that’s been self-reported or, in some cases, “gathered from websites”).
But when representation of Asian men are so limited, and the American public has so few opportunities to see them in positive roles, what do you think will happen?
Asian men aren’t inherently less attractive, less virile or less valiant, so I can’t fathom why such notions are widely accepted as truth.
It took me over a year to realize that, in the same vein, I shouldn’t let my romantic choices be affected by cultural assumptions on the opposite side of the spectrum either.
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That it’s no coincidence we don’t associate Asian men with masculinity and sexual prowess, since they are almost exclusively cast in roles that are limiting and decidedly unsexy? undeserving of the leading role) or archvillains (a.k.a.