He slung his arm around her and slurred, “Yeah, we do.” in 2017, hentai (anime and manga pornography) ranked second on the list, Japanese ranked eighth, and Asian ranked 14th.
It was a little after midnight, and she had just arrived at the on–campus fraternity’s house after a date night.“How can you tell if someone has a fetish for Asian women? But it is important to interrogate it.” At Penn, many Asian students say they can trace their first experiences with feeling objectified to their first year at Penn.During Emily Vo’s (E ‘19) freshman year, she was studying on her laptop in the Hill Library when she was approached by some male students who also lived in Hill, two of them white and one Asian.After comments like this, Ashna says she has a hard time trusting the intentions of the white men who flirt with her.She is wary to date them, and actively puts up a “protective layer.” This racial dynamic exists in the queer community as well, students say. so I know a lot of Asian men who are queer who make it a point to be the dominant one in relationships, especially when it’s a white partner,” says Luke (C ‘19), a student who identifies as a half–white, half–Asian man and requested his last name be omitted.
He says that he’s seen “really bad cases of yellow fever” on campus, but adds that it’s not just his fraternity—it’s a more pervasive “Penn thing.” Speaking about his preference for non–white women, Ben adds, “I’m kind of over it now, but it was definitely something I looked for.” Ben adds that he doesn’t see the harm in having a preference for Asian girls, and that he knows of friends who explicitly search for Asian women at fraternity events.