Also, while I do generally prefer dark hair, I've been in love with a blonde...It's a general preference, not a strict one..., filmmaker Debbie Lum interviews dozens of people about “yellow fever” ’— the specific obsession many Western men have with Asian culture.Most of the interviews are with academics who study race and Asian-American men and women but, yes, several of the most revealing interviews of the series are with creepy-ass white dudes who talk about the beauty of Asian women in a way that makes those women sound like they are synthetic dolls you can order from a catalog.Lum’s engaging documentary series makes it clear that there are a ton of men “afflicted with the fever.” In one notable segment, Sheridan Prasso, the author of talks about a bit of online research she did around the subject.Of all the fetish porn sites out there (leather, feet, redheads, hamburgers), Prasso found that Asian women fetishes exceed—by far—any other fetishes. is a great starting point for exploring and recognizing the issues around race, expectations, and sexuality.Maybe I like that they look so different from myself.I don't think that makes me sexist, racist, or anything else.
I don't have a PROBLEM with men of certain appearances, I just happen to be attracted to others.
As with every other race, you can't make assumptions about a personality based on the skin attached to it.
As for why I am more physically attracted to Asians than to Caucasians, I just find many them to be more aesthetically pleasing than many Caucasian people that I see.
Of course, the societal expectation that you’ll act a certain way because of your race is true for all people. Benjamin Tong, professor and psychotherapist at California Institute of Integral Studies, lays it out like this in the series: “In the white community, Latina women are [seen as] hot, difficult to control, exotic but fiery. The questions are simple and straightforward like, “What is yellow fever? ” Perhaps because of this balanced approach, Lum was able to get some pretty fucked up answers out of her subjects.
It seems that some of the men she interviewed assumed she was not an investigative filmmaker, but just another quiet Asian woman with no opinion. Her project will likely open the eyes of a number of populations, including quite possibly the population of men who “are just more attracted to Asian women”—and get them to dig deeper and ask themselves what they are really attracted to (SPOILER: power).
I've known some who were very independent and others who were extremely family-oriented.