Do you fetishize East and Southeast Asian women? If so, the Cute Asian Girls iPhone App will provide endless wank material, my friend.
A post at Racialicious brought this to my attention. The description says:
Cute Asian Girls gives you HUNDREDs of photos of the most beautiful asian girls you have ever seen. Whether you’re looking for asian girls with weapons, or girls in maid uniforms, or even just the casual girl in a summer dress, we have them all!…
I’d love to see some Asian girls with weapons, but not for the same reason Cute Asian Girls customers do.
The fetishization of Asian women is a great example of the double-whammy of racism and sexism in action. Exoticization of Asian women is extremely prevalent in the West, as is a general exoticization of “the Orient.” Asian women are desirable to many men because they are stereotyped as demure and eager to please. Some men see Asian women as the ideal subservient sex objects. They want to be with a generic Asian woman; her ethnicity is the only characteristic that matters because it’s assumed she’s only good for her sexual submissiveness anyway.
Fetishizing an entire race of women is damaging to members of that group. It’s dehumanizing, and to me it represents a sort of colonization. The fetishist appreciates an Asian woman for representing a racial stereotype, rather than for her unique attractiveness.
The iPhone isn’t inherently sexist or racist. No technology is. But sexist and racist apps like this abound because they tend to be designed by – and for – mostly white men.
Related: iGirl app