Monday's How I Met Your Mother episode had some bloggers asking "What is up with the yellowface?" After watching it myself, this show had me asking the same thing, as well as wondering if the orientalism on display had any legitimate place in this particular storyline.
The trailer for Disney XD's new Japanizi: Going, Going Gong plays like a specially made media installation to accompany a game of Uninformed Generalizations About Japanese Culture Bingo: Japanese man shouting in a kooky outfit! Sumo wrestlers! Ninjas! Guy hitting a gong!
This weekend, a hipstery bar in hipstery Brooklyn will throw a hipstery party called Madam Wu's Good Luck Banquet of the Senses. Based on the invitation, it will be like going to a party thrown by actual racists in 1950, but apparently someone thought it was okay because it's happening ironically in the year 2013.…
"Yellow fever" is one of the grossest terms in the world. I feel embarrassed every time it is uttered because basically everything that's wrong with it as a concept is contained in the name itself: it's racist, it relies on painfully antiquated views of sexuality (men are so helpless before their desire that it's…
"In an exotic land where it is rumoured that men still rule, a tall, dark and handsome sheikh meets a white woman who teaches him how to be ruled by love." That's the basic formula of the "sheikh romance."
I can't go another day without posting the pictures from Christian Dior's new ad campaign, ‘Shanghai Dreamers.' Check it out, friends! I have a ton of thoughts about this, mostly 1) What the fuck? Parading this tired bullshit again?
I used to know a dude who seemed to think having an "Asian fetish" was a badge of honor. It wasn't that he happened to date Asian women; he wouldn't date anyone else. And he talked about it. A lot.