Terrance (thunderbolt126@hotmail.com)
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:23:53 -0500


True...
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From: OmegaGundam <hinchen@mindspring.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] updates

> 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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