But how does this affect every day Asian American men who don’t shine on the silver screens?
Asian American men ranging from teens, guys in their 20s to 30s, in different professions from all across the world, on what it’s been like to walk in their shoes.
“The never-ending pursuit of proving their worth and trying to gain approval and acceptance from others breeds tremendous resentment and anger.”Dr.
“The negative images become internalized and start to be believed in by AA men themselves.”Indeed, there has been a strong correlation between emasculating Asian American men and how desirable they are.
In a recent finding from 2015, a poll from both heterosexual women and homosexual males showed that Asian American men were “least desirable” when it came to online dating.“Expedient shorthands like ‘no rice’ and ‘no curry’ are used to discourage Asians from communicating their interest,” said a Pacific Standard finding from the gay application, Grindr.
This humiliating narrative has haunted Asian American males for the past century beginning from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to Yellow Peril in the late 1800’s (that is, that Asians were a terror to white America).
The latter, a form of mass hysteria that was created to prevent the Asian population from growing. To protect its American citizens, the country warned women that men from East Asian descent were villains, out to get them.