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He continues, “Recent statistics have shown that East Asian men are viewed as the least desirable male partners in American society.” (In this article, I’ll use “Asian” as shorthand for East Asian men, who are Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and so on.) The writer also adds, “The unattractiveness of Asian-American men can be linked to their perceived lack of masculinity.

Masculinity in American culture is an idea often predicated on aggressiveness and promiscuity.” Replace Asian men with Black women, and exchange perceptions of masculinity with perceptions of femininity, and Blasian couples may have more in common than anyone would have ever guessed.

We're drawn to photos over text, because we can process that visual information and make inferences more quickly.

In her exposé, Charlton interviews casting director and star of the web series Preston Chaunsumlit (whose mother is Filipino and whose father is Chinese Thai) on the subject.

When asked why Black women and Asian men find themselves in the predicament of being considered undesirable in the fashion industry (and overall), Chaunsumlit answers, n terms of casting, it’s harder for Black women to get those jobs and it’s hard for Asian men to get those jobs because it’s a question of, “Are they considered attractive? ” A lot of the time,s they’re only presented in ways in which they’re “otherized.” Chaunsumlit also believes these trends in the fashion industry (and possibly in overall media) affects society as a whole.

They were posting photos of themselves, discussing social justice, sharing viral videos.

Some of them advertised real life meet-ups and dating events.” Schwaartz also writes about growing up half Taiwanese in middle America, and how he felt his Asian features made him less attractive.

“In the way that Asian men have been distorted to reflect femininity, so too have Black women become masculinized,” argues Schwartz. As Zora Neale Hurston once wrote, Black women and Asian men are not “tragically colored.” I especially feel that the world is over-fascinated with who messages Black women on Tindr and why Black women aren’t marrying.