Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:15:05 -0800
Yep. Choices galore.
Except blondes....they annoy the hell outta me. :)
> Hey, man, as long as they look good, I don't care what their
> nationality/ethincity is.
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> > > this is an interesting phenomenon. i have no idea why
> > > westerners are so interested in our asian women.
> > > (then again, i find myself strangely more attracted to
> > > non-asian women, so i suppose it constitutes fair
> > > trade? :P)
> > It's a form of both racism and sexism, based on a number of stereotypes,
> the two
> > most common being the "Madame Butterfly" (see also "Geisha Girl") and the
> > "Dragon Lady" (see also "Mata Hari"). Both are related to a very ancient
> > of the foreign seductress who tempts the Righteous Man away from the path
> > righteousness -- Lilith, Delilah, Jezebel -- that became formalized as
> > Vamp" in Western popular culture by the cinematic personae of actress
> > Bara, whose stage name is an anagram of "Arab Death" and symbolizes the
> > of forbidden sexual desire.
> > In science fiction, the Alien Woman is embodied as a genuine alien, but
> > stereotype is the same: she is not of our kind and thus ignorant of our
> > making her quite literally shameless.
> > As you note, the Alien Woman is not restricted to any single race or ethic
> > group, she need only be "alien" to the person or culture in question.
> > Turks, for example, have as much of a fetish for blondes and redheads as
> > Americans have for "exotic" Turkish "harem girls" and belly dancers. The
> > in I Dream Of Jeanne is thus an attraction in both cultures, being a
> > blue-eyed harem girl eager (and, more to the point, able) to literally
> > any wish.
> > In Asian American parlance, the fetish for Asian women prevalent among
> > men is called "Yellow Fever" and nothing turns any of the Asian American
> > with whom I'm acquainted off faster than the intimation that a man is
> > to her first and foremost by the mere fact that she's Asian.
> > I have a personal reason for deploring this particular stereotype, as it
> was the
> > myth of the "Dragon Lady" that resulted in a good friend of mine spending
> > a decade behind bars and more years than I've been alive identified as a
> > villainess who never actually existed. You'll find all the sad and sordid
> > details at:
> > http://www.dyarstraights.com/orphan_ann/orphanan.html
> > -Z-
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