“Say something in Mid-Western.”
Due to how our society has sexualized Asian women in a racialized way, Asian and Pacific Islander and Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) women often have to deal with sexist and racist microaggressions that are normalized in our society as “flirting.”
That means when white guys try to flirt with APIA women, a few of the same offensive comments tend to come up.
“Where are you from? What kind of weird food did your mom cook for you? I really like Asian women. My last ex was Asian.”
To highlight the absurdity of these all too common comments, check out this hilarious video of what would it look like if the roles were switched and APIA women said this stuff to white men.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about why stereotyping Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is problematic, check out the following:
- Yellow Fever: Dating As an Asian Woman
- That’s Not Who I Am: Calling Out and Challenging Stereotypes of Asian Americans
- How to Talk About Race with Your White Boyfriend
- 3 Stereotypes About Asians That Prevent These Domestic Violence Survivors From Getting Help
Joy Regullano quickly learned that being funny was the best way to get attention. She went on to double major in Theater/Performance Studies and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, appearing in plays with the UC Berkeley Theater Department, the UC Berkeley Southeast Asian Studies department, Bindlestiff Studio, and Kularts. She is a graduate of the improv programs at Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City, and iO West and currently performs with several sketch and improv teams across town. TV credits include RAISING HOPE, 90210, and CASTLE. She is also an avid writer and has a bunch of sketches, plays, and screenplays in the works. Follow her on Twitter @joyregullano.