There are dangers to dating as an Asian-American woman that can have deadly consequences. Illustration: Brian Wang/SCMP
There are dangers to dating as an Asian-American woman that can have deadly consequences. Illustration: Brian Wang/SCMP
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Why dating as an Asian-American woman can mean hyper-sexualisation and fetishisation, reducing people to objects

  • ‘He just wanted to have sex with an exotic woman that would make sexy noises he didn’t understand,’ says Karina Chan of her first date with a non-Asian guy
  • Experts say the dehumanisation of Asian women dates back centuries, rooted in the violence of white colonialism and commodified as sexual stereotypes

There are dangers to dating as an Asian-American woman that can have deadly consequences. Illustration: Brian Wang/SCMP
There are dangers to dating as an Asian-American woman that can have deadly consequences. Illustration: Brian Wang/SCMP
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