Franz G Co (darkholy@saintly.com)
Tue, 20 Feb 2001 06:41:07 -0500 (EST)


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From: OmegaGundam <hinchen@mindspring.com>
To: gundam@aeug.org
Sent: February 19, 2001 4:15:05 PM GMT
Subject: Re: [gundam] updates

Again another stereotype. We shouldn't consider all blondes stupid and/or
annoying. Besides, what would that make of my choice to dye my hair
blonde!? (To all Pinoy GMLers, I'm probably coming as Vash from Trigun or
Char in the next AnimExplosion or whatever)

>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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