Recently I was forwarded this op-ed piece and parody guide about dating for an Asian-American girl in the US. And 5 months ago Mark Zuckerberg’s marriage with Priscilla Chan caused a storm of uniformed racist comments on the Internet.
I think it’s high time we address the pink (Ooh probably Asian!) elephant in the room: I’m an Asian American young woman living in United States, which means I get hit on VERY often with racial pick up lines. I also live in San Francisco, where it seems like I can never not see at least one interracial couple with the female being East Asian walking down Valencia Street.
Allow me to share some choice words that have been bestowed upon me or my fellow Asian American lady friends by men who were attracted to us:
- “Hey! Do you like fried rice?”
- “Do you know why I like Asian girls? Because they’re tighter.” (Please do not ask me to explain that one to you)
- “You’re a very pretty Asian girl. Have you ever made out with a white guy before?…Would you like to?”
You get the idea.
Once upon a time I complained to an ex about this, he said he totally understood where I’m coming from but explained to me that these guys are just sleazy creepers who will say dumbass things to any woman. I responded with “No, you’re missing the point.”