This is for all the women in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community out there right now who are afraid, sad, and feeling helpless. You’re not alone.
We’re not responsible for your sexual addiction.
The shootings in Atlanta of three Asian-owned massage parlors have brought to light a long-standing issue in the AAPI community that goes beyond the hate crimes — the hyper-sexualization of Asian women. The targets of the shooting were Asian American women whom the suspect wanted to eliminate because of the sexual temptation they represented to him.
You may not know this but there’s been a long history of stereotyping Asian women as sexually subservient and it’s a history that you have written for us. Let’s take a quick stroll down history lane to give you some context.