OmegaGundam (hinchen@mindspring.com)
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:15:05 -0800


Yep. Choices galore.
Except blondes....they annoy the hell outta me. :)

Terrance wrote:

> Hey, man, as long as they look good, I don't care what their
> nationality/ethincity is.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: -Z- <z@gundam.com>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 11:48 PM
> Subject: RE: [gundam] updates
>
> > > 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
> myth
> > of the foreign seductress who tempts the Righteous Man away from the path
> of
> > righteousness -- Lilith, Delilah, Jezebel -- that became formalized as
> "the
> > Vamp" in Western popular culture by the cinematic personae of actress
> Theda
> > Bara, whose stage name is an anagram of "Arab Death" and symbolizes the
> allure
> > of forbidden sexual desire.
> >
> > In science fiction, the Alien Woman is embodied as a genuine alien, but
> the
> > stereotype is the same: she is not of our kind and thus ignorant of our
> taboos,
> > 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.
> Some
> > Turks, for example, have as much of a fetish for blondes and redheads as
> some
> > Americans have for "exotic" Turkish "harem girls" and belly dancers. The
> genie
> > in I Dream Of Jeanne is thus an attraction in both cultures, being a
> blonde,
> > blue-eyed harem girl eager (and, more to the point, able) to literally
> fulfill
> > any wish.
> >
> > In Asian American parlance, the fetish for Asian women prevalent among
> non-Asian
> > men is called "Yellow Fever" and nothing turns any of the Asian American
> women
> > with whom I'm acquainted off faster than the intimation that a man is
> attracted
> > 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
> nearly
> > 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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